Envisioning the Future of Talent Management in the Metaverse

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    Rakesh Prasad, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innover

    The Metaverse is currently a hot topic in the tech industry. The Metaverse, which has been called the future of the Internet, is a fusion of virtual and mixed reality worlds.

    The shift to virtual worlds is evident across industries, especially due to the pandemic where we’ve all started relying heavily on Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype. Experience with virtual networks is driving digitally mature organizations to move to the metaverse. Companies such as Microsoft have introduced cutting-edge platforms such as Microsoft Mesh to enable virtual shared experiences. Likewise, Meta is currently one of the top Metaverse companies working to integrate services such as Horizon Virtual Workroom for employees.

    In a world plagued by health fears, rising costs, and long commutes, the Metaverse’s vast array of technology products is expected to have a profound impact on the entire workforce lifecycle in organizations. increase. Companies in the midst of a talent war and hybrid working conditions are asking themselves how the metaverse can be used to strengthen employee relationships.

    Haven’t we talked about the impact, and potential impact, of the Metaverse on the engagement of a vast array of intriguing talent?

    This work brings together a variety of experiences that can be delivered seamlessly in the metaverse. From attraction, recruitment, onboarding, development and retention to mental and physical well-being, the possibilities are immense.

    attract young talent

    The metaverse idea is fascinating and exciting, especially for Gen Z people. According to a survey titled Exploring the Realities and Myths of the Metaverse, conducted by McKinsey, interest and excitement about the Metaverse are among his generation Z and millennials, who have a strong digital presence and spend a significant amount of time online. is the highest in Recruiters looking to attract Gen Z should adopt new and innovative technology solutions like the Metaverse to generate interest. They can build a vibrant and talented community in this virtual environment to engage young people and drive their narratives. These communities can be used as fertile soil for attracting and recruiting talent from engaged lots.

    Hiring and onboarding new talent

    Companies are looking for people with a wealth of expertise, and the high-tech environment of Metaverse allows Metaverse to become a platform for finding people with expertise in modern technology. There are many specialized platforms that offer customizable metaverses for recruiting. Imagine a simulated interview where recruiter avatars can connect directly with potential candidates. The ability to connect in a virtual simulation ensures a seamless process where recruiters can test on the spot and ask questions without fear.

    Furthermore, this is followed by a smooth onboarding process, and the numerous documents new participants have to go through to get to know the organization is an ideal scenario. Replacing it with a walkthrough can do wonders for both your organization and your employees. The Metaverse offers endless possibilities when it comes to finding new talent and onboarding them in engaging and effective ways. Large companies are using the Metaverse to showcase new hires and hold virtual recruitment fairs via platforms such as Gather, Brazen, and Talantspace.

    Learning and developing in new ways

    The Metaverse provides an opportunity for organizations to upskill and cross-skill their workforce through simulations in virtual worlds. By partnering with Metaverse Learning Spaces experts, businesses can make the process fun and engaging. Companies can also introduce elements of gamification to keep employees engaged and reduce the time required to learn and develop new skills. Deploying AI/ML-powered digital coaches can help and guide employees through processes, saving effort and time. Interacting with each other via virtual avatars also helps build interpersonal relationships between teams.

    In industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, Metaverse provides a safe training environment for new hires without exposing them to unsafe, malfunctioning equipment or hazardous working conditions.

    retention and engagement

    The pandemic has made it difficult to keep employees engaged. It is therefore important to focus on this aspect in the coming years. Practices such as using AI-powered avatars to perform mundane tasks such as transferring data, cross-referencing, and updating files free up human time and effort for more important and difficult tasks. can. By harnessing the power of spawn walls and alternate environments, employees can also toggle their degree of privacy to make them feel more or less alone depending on their preferences. to create an easy-to-use mixed reality desk and remote desktop streaming. The metaverse can also be applied to processes that provide recognition and awards to employees. Offering non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as rewards is a new and unique way to keep employees engaged and motivated. Creating an employee marketplace that can be purchased through NFTs is a fun way to retain talent.

    Providing Comprehensive Human Resource Management Solutions
    Opportunities abound in the metaverse. Companies are starting to build offices in the Metaverse to ensure collaboration with cross-border talent. In the near future, corporate meetings will move from digital platforms to virtual universes, enabling people around the world to meet each other within complexly defined virtual environments without having to physically travel. This shift to a digital-first, experiential holistic environment will pave the way for a digital evolution in the workplace culture.

    Enterprises have grown accustomed to digital workspaces, but much is happening as the metaverse evolves. This is where the future of work is headed. Companies must jump on the bandwagon to keep up with evolving times. Now is the time for them to experiment with technology and embrace the world of the Metaverse.


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