How VR is transforming HR

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How VR is transforming HR

London (CNN Business)A growing number of companies are using virtual reality to recruit and train staff, with immersive experiences giving employers new ways to deliver training and foster empathy at work.

German railway company Deutsche Bahn began using VR four years ago to attract new staff. Potential hires can wear a VR headset and “within a matter of seconds can experience a job in a very real-life atmosphere,” according to Kerstin Wagner, Deutsche Bahn’s head of talent acquisition.
VR can also help companies to pick the best people for their team. Israeli technology company Actiview has developed a recruitment platform that uses a VR interface to assess candidates. Its technology also allows employers to offer new recruits a virtual tour of their offices or a chance to virtually meet the chief executive.
 
Using Actiview’s platform, candidates participate in a puzzle-based test. “The VR simulation allows us to control what the user sees, hears, feels. We see their behavior, and we can collect that data,” explained Roy Elishkov, Actiview’s vice president of strategy and business development. “We can monitor their approach. Do they explore the space first, strategize? Are they mission-oriented, do they solve the puzzles in a linear order?”

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