Companies have started hiring and onboarding the Metaverse: Report

Multinational and Indian companies are now turning to emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and other metaverse-based systems to conduct hiring and interviewing. While large multinational companies like Accenture and Microsoft had experimented with Metaverse for hiring and onboarding, more companies have now started using these technologies, Tech Circle reported.

Accenture’s platform, called the Nth Floor, was built on Microsoft’s Mesh app, a mixed reality platform that allowed individuals to present “shared experiences” from various devices. The nth floor was used by the company to hold training sessions, share presentations and even socialize.

Microsoft added in a blog post that the onboarding process “involves bringing cohorts of new hires and senior executives together in an office to have a series of experiences that help people understand and connect personally with the Accenture culture, planting the seeds of professional relationships and setting them up for success, from their first projects.

While the Nth Floor was built before the platform, the proliferation of Zoom calls and remote meetings has necessitated the development of similar platforms and mechanisms for many other companies since the start of the pandemic.

PwC’s Virtual Park and Meta’s Horizon Workrooms are just two of the other platforms being built by global giants to merge the Metaverse with the desktop experience. But Indian companies are also starting to buy into the idea in recent months.

Incluson, a Mumbai-based skills and hiring platform, has sought to bring its hiring process to the metaverse, for example. “India is currently in the early stages of adopting the metaverse, especially in HR practices. While the potential is huge, companies considering the transition are investing in research and development (R&D) and backend process development,” Naveen Jangir, co-founder of Incluzon, told Tech Circle.

India is no stranger to embracing cutting-edge technology, especially the many start-ups that eventually turn into unicorns in the country. Experts believe that many more companies will include Metaverse hiring and onboarding in their business processes, especially as remote and hybrid working remain popular. However, the main hurdle is still accessing the hardware needed to have a Metaverse experience. These include hardware such as AR/VR headsets and cameras and trackers for presentation in the MR space.

(Edited by : Thomas Abraham)

First post: STI


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