VR in Onboarding
Increase the attractiveness of the brand
Organizations pay more and more attention to the first impression they make on a newly hired employee. They conduct so-called onboarding training, aimed at introducing new employees to the company's life and their daily work. By using VR in job training, they marginalize the number of mistakes made in reality, because a given action in VR can be repeated indefinitely.
Why should you choose VR training?
The basic principle of participation in the e-training is to provide its participant with a massive amount of knowledge at once, usually during a few hours-long sessions. This translates to a strong theory, yet very weak practice. Some companies add a few group learning sessions, which let a few members practice a very strict scenario. Yet, they are more distracted and unwilling to cooperate, thus, to expand their knowledge.
You can solve those issues by implementing VR onboarding in your structures. Virtual reality allows you to simulate any scenario, impossible or very difficult to carry in the room, including emergencies. What’s important, the user is fully immersed in the scenario, seeing the world from the first perspective - without the distracting crowd of co-workers. As a result, he must decide and practice on his own, which translates into better knowledge retention and faster reaction to emergencies. The training could be repeated as often as needed, tracking the progress of an individual.
The training is very intuitive and highly interactive - so the employee could start the learning experience just after finishing the quick tutorial. This is an interesting option for the employees dispersed in various branches of the company.
What are the main types of VR onboarding training?
VR virtual walk (and VR recruitment support)
The simulation transfers a new employee to his workplace - so he can walk around the open space, look into the meeting room, or even visit the assembly line and experience selected elements of the assembly process. All that without bothering the co-workers. The most important objects, access control points, and passages can be marked with icons with text descriptions, lecturer's commentary, and even video clips attached. It allows them to practice in detail access control procedures, like how to pass through gates and sluices, or how to respond to guests or strangers. If necessary, the onboarding can be repeated without having to involve other employees.
When presenting employment offers at job fairs, it is worth enriching it with VR material - without the safety-related or confidential modules. As a result, the candidate has the opportunity to make an informed decision about whether he wants to work in the "seen" environment already at the recruitment stage.
OHS training in VR
The educational message of the traditional OHS training is often one-way and does not encourage the participant to focus on the content. Yet, the key to the effectiveness of such training is a faithful and engaging reproduction of a random event (e.g. fire, an accident), which motivates the participant to make quick decisions.
Thanks to VR, your team can release emotions similar to those in an emergency (panic, disorientation) situation so that every employee after the training feels that they have already experienced it - thus, coping with them better. What’s more, the VR glasses isolate the trainee, so nothing and no one can distract him from acquiring new skills.
Why choose VR onboarding?
An attractively developed onboarding process has a positive effect on employee implementation - by learning, we practically absorb up to 70% more knowledge than is the case with traditional training. A new member of the team begins to achieve the goals set before him faster and feels a greater bond with the company, which results in a stronger desire for long-term cooperation.