Metaverse combines virtual reality, augmented reality, and video technology where users live in a digital universe. Metaverse is a computer-generated 3D world where users can interact with other people and objects.
PURPOSE OF METAVERSE
Today, the Internet is to share information through social media, email, chatrooms, blogs, videos, etc., in a 2D environment. Though everything is accessible, there are still limitations with interactions among the people and hence the Metaverse concept. In a Metaverse 3D environment, users can interact with other people and objects more naturally. The Metaverse goes beyond the screen conferment allowing the users to see, hear and communicate in a digital universe.
COMPANIES THAT IMPLEMENT METAVERSE IN RECRUITMENT
Few companies like Hyundai, Accenture, Samsung, and Microsoft have planned to use metaverse for hiring where Hyundai have started to use virtual world app Zepeto for new employee inductions and Samsung conducts a virtual job fair through a platform called Gather. Accenture have come up with a virtual app Nth floor that conducts training sessions, share presentations etc. The companies believe investing in metaverse technology improves work efficiency by increasing interactions among the employees and enables them to work remotely.
TRANSFORMATION OF HR INDUSTRY OWING TO METAVERSE TECHNOLOGY
INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY FOR REMOTE WORKFORCE
The Metaverse will allow the company to work effectively for a remote workforce by enabling seamless communications that closely replicate face-to-face meetings. Horizon Workrooms, a remote work app of Facebook, allows people to interact with each other using the Oculus headsets. With the evolution of Metaverse technology, finding a new talent can occur from all over the world. This new technology allows the remote workforce to be more productive and no longer be restricted to the local area to find new talent.
CAREER SITES AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS
We have seen the evolution of job descriptions from paper-based documents to an online portal where a candidate can easily apply for a job position. The job description of Metaverse technology will provide a virtual sense where a candidate can learn about company culture, and experience how a job is before applying. The current 2D careers site will transform into a metaverse careers site over the coming years.
TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT, AND ONBOARDING
Metaverse will change how we facilitate onboard hires, workshops, etc. Metaverse offers an immersive experience for the candidates from anywhere to enter the virtual world where they can interact with the employer by visualizing the office premises, interacting with colleagues, etc. In the Metaverse, employees can access ‘Phishing Pier’, where they can get interactive cybersecurity training. This type of immersive training will be more engaging and beneficial to employers.