What simply occurred? MGM is getting ready to make use of digital actuality to get a leg up within the job market. Beginning in January, choose MGM employment facilities will likely be outfitted with digital actuality headsets. The thought is to let job candidates check out their function earlier than signing on with the corporate in an effort to restrict attrition.
In different phrases, the VR expertise ought to give them a fairly good concept of what to anticipate from the place, and in the event that they don’t prefer it, they’ll save either side money and time by not accepting the gig and on the lookout for one thing that could be a higher match elsewhere.
Laura Lee, MGM Resorts’ chief HR officer, instructed Enterprise Insider that with the VR expertise, candidates can “throw a headset on and actually expertise the job.” She added that she “completely” expects that some candidates will take themselves out of the operating after attempting out a job in VR.
MGM is working with VR agency Strivr on the expertise, who has additionally labored with FedEx, Verizon, Financial institution of America and Walmart on enterprise VR coaching.
Previous efforts by MGM Resorts to arrange new workers for what to anticipate on the job included displaying them day-in-the-life movies and internet hosting chats with present workers, however nothing has approached this stage of perception. We additionally have not seen this many individuals quitting their jobs in a very long time, resulting in a nationwide labor scarcity.
Lee mentioned some hospitality employees have complained that company are ruder in the course of the pandemic. As such, MGM will embody some “tough visitor interactions” in its VR simulation to gauge how potential candidates deal with such conditions.