Date: 11 October 2016 12:34
Beyond gaming, there are a myriad ways companies are attempting to embrace virtual reality. The latest is in recruitment.
Lloyds Banking Group is launching a scheme that uses VR headsets to put job applicants to the test in virtual situations. No longer will the applicants have to describe how they would handle a certain situation, they will soon be asked to prove it but taking on a range of problem-solving tasks in virtual worlds.
The technology will be first used in Lloyds' graduate recruitment drive this autumn as part of its 2017 Digital and IT Graduate Schemes.
By using the VR headsets, the assessor will be able to give candidates a range of situations and tasks and monitor their progress. They will be looking at how the candidates approach the tasks, how they solve them and if they encounter any problems.
Lloyds said this would give the company a chance to assess candidates in ways "that would otherwise be unfeasible in the conventional assessment process".
A spokesperson added: "This demonstrates our commitment to future talent and in hiring the digital leaders of the future."
During the VR interview, the candidate will have complete freedom of movement within a 360-degree virtual world and will be able to move virtual objects using tracked motion controls.