Hopping onto the metaverse
In light of the pandemic, proximity at the workplace is something people may not be very comfortable with. Hopping onto virtual reality (VR) is one of the most sought-after solutions to interact and carry on with one’s professional obligations without having to meet people. Using VR-enabled headsets, recruiters can easily meet up with potential employees in the metaverse and offer a better understanding of the workspace culture and values. Physical office tours can be replaced with virtual tours wherein the candidate can use their digital twin to explore the space. Apart from the ease of access that the technology offers, it also breaks geographical barriers allowing people to apply for jobs regardless of their physical location.
In this Great Resignation era, early attrition prediction using employee data, feedback, and machine learning (ML) algorithms can help the HR prevent it or introduce policies for effective employee retention. If attrition cannot be prevented, gathering knowledge of the reason behind it can prepare recruiters to reduce hiring lead time and hire substitutes in advance which would reduce the cost of rehiring and training.
Assessing productivity and performance
Thanks to several digital tools we now have the means to not only hire employees virtually but also keep a check on their productivity and performance. If your hiring process involves aptitude tests or other examinations, using voice-enabled video cameras and screen monitors is recommended. This would leave no room for deceptive acts like being prompted by others or looking for answers online, resulting in an accurate assessment of the employee’s skills and capabilities. Even after hiring the employees, one can invest in assessment tools and performance trackers that monitor the employees’ daily productivity. This would ensure that the employees become more productive by meeting their daily targets.
Testing employee skills, genuineness, and loyalty
Hiring employees through a virtual interface may not seem reliable as one is unaware of what goes on at the other end of the screen. Can the employees be trusted with confidential data? Will they be dedicated and loyal to the organization considering there is little to no social interaction or connection? These are some of the many questions that may crop up in the recruiter's mind due to the absence of in-person supervision. That’s why conducting background checks and testing the skills and attitude of the employee are of paramount importance before onboarding them permanently. Employers can leverage technology like AI and blockchain for talent sourcing and management to verify and assess their education, skills, training, and workplace performance.