VR: The Key to Unlock Employee Engagement
The global pandemic has changed many aspects around us- the way we live and work.
It has caused the sudden urge to remote work, put a new emphasis on technology, and given the high demand for the employee experience.
Organizations are looking for ways to maintain employee satisfaction and engagement in such new and dramatic environments.
Employers have given the focus on employee experience as they understand that EX has a direct impact on the ROI of every organization.
In order to increase employee experience, many organizations are turning to VR as a means to invigorate the EX, thus making employees visualize the future workplace and understand the company values and their colleagues better. Making the employees feel more comfortable in the workplace and providing cost-effective communication technology is prominent in this dynamic workforce.
Organizations from various sectors are coming forward to experience the effectiveness of immersing storytelling experience in AR and VR to gain a competitive advantage by incorporating innovative technology in their core HR processes.
VR creates an incredible new potential to enhance the various aspects of employee experience.
The Benefits of Putting VR In the Workplace
When it comes to integrating VR in the workplace can cover numerous benefits. VR, like AR, is an immersive learning method. With the help of VR, employees can learn virtual versions of practical on-the-job challenges. They can reduce costly or dangerous mistakes as they learn by doing the work with the help of VR.
VR promotes a hands-on experience for the employees and fosters them to learn much faster than traditional methods. It also enables them to spot mistakes much faster and learn the correct method to avoid them.
Studies say that implementing VR learning for training purposes can be four times more effective than traditional learning methods, using self-paced online learning and classroom education.
In this post, let us move on to see the major ways that businesses can implement today.
Hiring the perfect candidate is made more effective using VR simulations
The major challenge recruiters face in this pandemic-stricken era is hiring the right candidate because the process lacks face-to-face interactions, which makes the process monotonous and time-consuming.
The introduction of virtual reality can be an effective remedy to these challenges. For instance, recruiters can use VR to create highly realistic situations and ask candidates to show how they can handle challenging problems and workplace interactions.
Thus, it makes it easy for recruiters to evaluate their skills and understand their flaws quickly. These virtual simulations can help save considerable time and travel expenses and provide better insights into future training and development areas.
High employee engagement when onboarding employees using VR
Incorporating VR in the employee onboarding process is a proven way to instill an organization’s values by providing virtual tours and immersive training experiences. Companies that put VR technology in the onboarding process can create the best lasting impression, providing a greater level of employee confidence and a sense of purpose in line with organizational values to help improve employee retention and engagement.
Learning through doing method
We all are familiar with the saying of Confucius, “I hear, I forget, I see, and I remember, I do, and I understand.” This concept is very much relatable to the training through VR simulations.
With the help of VR simulations, employees can do the tasks and experience things firsthand, thus enabling employees to increase muscle memory and make mistakes without any real-world issues.
According to studies, the global VR market is expected to reach approximately $ 23B by the end of 2022. With the help of virtual reality, you can find the perfect applicant who is a good fit for the position and your business, onboard new hires efficiently to boost engagement and retention, and teach them to be more productive and get better results. Technology of this kind is interesting, rewarding, and simple to integrate into any HR and L&D program.
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