Are AR and VR Tech Becoming the Future of Job Interviews?

by September 9, 2019 0 comments

AR and VR

Today’s digital age has brought so many fresh and new ways for industries to achieve their goals more efficiently. In the recruiting industry, it brings an immense transformation, wherein augmented and virtual reality (AR & VR) technologies expected to be the future. Just imagine, a scenario in which a recruiter or hiring manager virtually shows an office around a candidate, or an interviewer invites an aspirant to a VR meeting space rather than an interview room. It may be sound mind boggling, but it has already taken place at some firms.

According to the report, a German railway company and an Israeli technology firm provide VR office tours to their prospective candidates. Also, other companies are utilizing this technology for training purposes. With VR technology, employees can see the body language, hear the tone, experience the context of the situation, and much more.


VR can help Companies to Train their Employees

Kentucky Fried Chicken, for instance, has a VR escape room, which is designed to train employees regarding how to make the company’s signature fried chicken. The employees are not allowed to leave the virtual room unless they can show that they can virtually examine, rinse, bread, rack, and pressure-fry a bird.


VR can Help Interviewers Test Spatial Skills

It is very difficult to gauge spatial skills through speaking to someone and reviewing the experience and qualifications of a candidate while recruiting. However, VR can make these things much easier. For example, a recruiter is recruiting a candidate for the construction filed, providing a VR environment with intuitive motion controls, with giving the candidate a set amount of time to construct something in particular. As he/she works, a recruiter can note their posture, see how they navigate 3-dimensional space, and even talk to them about their thought process.

Thus, VR and AR technology has noteworthy realistic power that makes it extremely useful for an industry that seeks to bring employers and employees together.

These technologies may also enable more intensive hiring tests than a standard-issue whiteboard. A company hiring for a management or team leader position, for example, might ask a candidate to interact with virtual team members in a digital environment and work through a different kind of scenarios. So, for that deep level of immersion requires a candidate to know their stuff and have VR knowledge.

There is no uncertainty that one day aspirants might find themselves subjected to a VR interview or at least a VR tour of a prospective office. Despite this, the interviewing rules obviously remain the same – explain your accomplishments and skills, convey your passion for the company’s mission, futuristic aspects, among others.

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