Metaverse has grown to be a vast subject because of the productive conversations that began around it during the pandemic. Metaverse adoption has been very smooth and quick. Metaverse wouldn’t have been as popular if it weren’t for the pandemic that occurred and the difficulties this technology has helped us overcome. Individuals, not entities, are now able to enter the metaverse and create their avatar. These people are exploring the new platform and looking for ways to be more involved in the digital universe. It is seeing the sale of land and art auctions. Virtual versions of iconic luxury brands’ products are being sold by luxury brands, which is quickly finding a buyer base. It is becoming a new way to live for many people.
For a variety of reasons, the corporate sector has also been able to understand the metaverse. In this article, I will discuss how this technology can be used in Human Resources to create a learning-based environment for professionals.
In HR, technology has become a common tool for attracting and keeping the best talent. Although it is the most difficult job in the world, retaining the best talent is not easy if the organisation has been designed with words and concepts like growth and learning. Evolution is the buzzword of the new generation of professionals. Not only are employees looking for the next big job, but they are also looking to improve their skills in every field and income bracket. Companies will see a decrease in talent if upskilling does not become a part their job profile. As the job market has become more competitive, there is less talent available to fill these positions. Learning and development are a major part of any job they will be taking up.
These are the times when HR can count on the metaverse for some innovation in its processes. We saw many workshops, trainings, and exchange programs across the globe during the era of Zoom, Microsoft teams, with participants coming from all corners of the globe. The metaverse allows you to share similar skills and knowledge with better technology. We love that the metaverse functions almost as well as the real world. Employees will benefit from the digital universe’s minute details. For example, employees can create their avatar and participate in meetings and sessions in a virtual hall. These meetings can be held in avatar forms, which allows for team members to meet one another and create interesting conversations.
The Metaverse will be able to enable HR in a way that makes it more useful in terms of employee engagement and experimentation. For example, employees can create avatars to join a meeting within the metaverse. For new hires, much like retail shops set up shopfronts in different metaverses, corporate homes are also able to take over spaces and recreate the interior digitally. This will allow new hires to have a virtual tour of a space that could become their office for many years. Although these initiatives won’t directly affect a company’s performance, they will increase brand recall. Organisations must be agile today, regardless of their industry. Technology is constantly changing in the world. People want to keep up with it. HR must make sure that they do too.
A second way to engage employees via the metaverse is to recreate pop-ups that were a common feature in physical office spaces. Corporates could look into engaging existing retail chains in the metaverse and invite them to create a digital version of a pop-up. This activity would allow employees to interact with their avatars in a new way. The popularity of online shopping in India is growing rapidly. A fun twist within the metaverse could make a big difference.
A large number of international celebrities are now exclusively joining metaverses to hold concerts for digital attendees. Although the Covid-19 limits the social gatherings that can take place, it allows for more social events to be held. HR leaders can still explore this form of entertainment and not just the regular Drink and Dine sessions that are available on Zoom. It is important that HR leaders ensure that offices in the digital age are more than just a place to work. They also serve as entertainment spaces.
Metaverse gives us access to many professionals and creators that are offering intermediate and professional classes on a variety of topics. This class is open to all employees who are interested in learning new skills or advancing in their corporate career. This would be a radical departure from the way that these activities were previously conducted.
Use Metaverse to further Learning & Development
Humans are constantly looking for growth and are eager to experience new things. Employees are also looking for ways to improve their work and learn new skills. Organizations are currently exploring new programs in the metaverse to enable this. While we will always have Zoom and MS teams as a back-up, the metaverse offers an immersive experience that is truly exclusive. AR and VR are a major part of the platform. Employees and participants can practice certain scenarios with new products that the company may be developing. A metaverse experience, which allows users to test drive a car in a virtual environment, could provide feedback on how it performs.
Virtual reality can be used to assist in training and onboarding. It will allow learners to get hands-on experience in a safe and secure environment, while improving employee experience. This will help you to develop skills that are useful for your career advancement. Metaverse will allow individuals to interact, collaborate, and problem solve. It will also empower them to manage their learning experience.
Although the future of Metaverse’s abilities in Human Resources and Talent Management is still being explored, consistent efforts are required to narrow down to a few winning formulas to engage, retain and attract talent, as well as upskill them for their own benefit and that of the organisation.
A diverse group of people is exploring the entire Metaverse. It is being auctioned by Sothebys. People are investing in properties within this space. As an investment, the knowledgeable are purchasing virtual luxury products. It is unclear how the HR sector will proceed with this. The answer will come with much usage.
Tech exhaustion can be real and we must make sure that our employees have a lot of fun while they are working.