VR in Saskatchewan

Employer Services

Virtual Reality (VR) offers employers an environment in which they can assess potential hires much more effectively.  Utilizing VR as a recruitment tool can help match the right candidates with the right employers, resulting in better performance as well as savings in the forms of both time and money.

Continue reading to find out how VR technology can change the way you recruit.

There are multiple approaches to utilize VR in recruitment.

Virtual reality allows individuals to see if a job is appropriate for them.

  • Supporting individuals to determine if the job is a fit for them and ensuring they apply to those positions that fit their future profession plans.
  • VR allows users to have fun while learning, something a classroom or slide show presentation can’t always achieve. The fun aspect could help employees remember the experience and apply it in the future.

Virtual Reality can also be used in employee training and help in improving safety by giving employees enough practice.

  • It can prepare workers for emergency situations while prioritizing safety and minimizing physical harm.

If you are an employer that is interested in the technology and how it could be used in your recruitment, please contact us today at virtualreality@workprep.ca

Examples of VR used by employers

FedEx decided to use VR to train loading dock employees. These workers move 8.5 million packages per day at various locations around the country. Safety and efficiency is a top concern. By analyzing the VR headset’s eye-tracking software, they noticed many workers were looking in the wrong place during simulations of loading and unloading packages, which could lead to safety issues. FedEx addressed this concern and saw positive results. They also saw improvement in the amount of information new trainees retained.

Deutsche Bahn, a German company experimented with VR by taking headsets to career fairs, allowing candidates to get first-hand virtual experience in hard-to-fill roles like train conductor and electrician. In doing so, they began receiving between 5 and 10 times as many applications from job fairs. Better yet, the applications they received tended to be higher-quality.

After offering VR experiences at events across the UK, the British Army saw its recruitment applications rise by 66%. Using a Samsung Gear VR headset, candidates can experience what it’s like to engage in missions including driving a tank, parachuting, and mountaineering. They can also virtually experience the challenges of combat training.