Harsh Bharwani, CEO and MD, Jetking Infotrain

Harsh Suresh Bharwani spearheads the International Business, Dedicated Services and Employability initiatives at Jetking. In the past decade Harsh has trained over 40,000 students on success, confidence, social skills, leadership, business, health, and finance. With 17 years of solid experience behind him, he is a Certified NLP Trainer & Certified Business Coach. Over the years, he has donned various hats and has excelled in various departments of business. Accounting, Counseling and sales, HR management, channel management, International operations, placement and marketing are some of the areas he has worked on during his journey with Jetking. In addition to being a par excellence leader, his is known for his innovation, empathy, understanding, connect with employees and multi-tasking.


What Would the Metaverse mean? 

In its most basic form, the Metaverse is indeed a simulated world where people can build, own, and exchange properties. Virtual reality and augmented reality are two types of technology that make up this new universe. However, the Metaverse is made up of more than just those components. 

Virtual reality allows you to enter a virtual world without being physically present. Virtual reality goggles are required to enter this realm. Augmented reality, on the other hand, is defined by elements from both the physical and digital worlds. 

What We Know Already 

Facebook, as well as other major digital companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google, have already entered this new realm. Health, schooling, pleasure, economics, and athletics are all included. 

In terms of recruitment, the Metaverse notion has been generating a lot of buzz. With Bill Gates’ recent forecasts, it seems clear that perhaps the Metaverse draws near. 

What Will the Future Bring? 

The future of the recruitment industry will be very similar to what we have now. We’ve already begun to acclimatize to a life with fewer physical interactions and more virtual ones. 

Email and virtual platforms like Zoom and Skype are already used to interact. A more interactive experience will be possible with the Metaverse. In a word, it will broaden our existing experiences in another reality. 

What are the responsibilities of recruitment firms? 

To find recruitment solutions that will meet the Metaverse’s needs. Emerging platforms and software are already being used to implement these solutions. These are some of the measures: 

  • Software for job posting 
  • applicant monitoring 
  • recruiting management 

These changes will minimize the requirement for personal interaction and presence even further. This will be accomplished by applying for and being hired for a job. Individuals will now be allowed to use an online ATS recruitment method that is simple to use. They are able to take tests and monitor their development. Applicants can also complete training and onboarding before starting work. 

The Metaverse will host seminars and conferences. Employers can meet with clients from all around the world using the virtual space. 

There are numerous advantages as well. In its most basic form, the Metaverse is indeed a simulated world where people can build, own, and exchange properties. Recruiters aren’t allowed to ‘shut for the day’ or ignore your emails. The Metaverse is never closed. As a result, recruiters and businesses will be more accessible. 

Because of AI, applicants wouldn’t have to wait longer for screening. It eliminates the hassle of interview travel along with geographical limitations. Applicants can work virtually anywhere in the world without ever leaving their home. 

It might open up a world of recruitment opportunities

As a result, the entire hiring process becomes much less transactional and dehumanized. Recruiters, for example, may conduct cold outreach, network for referrals, or deal with inbound or job board applications. At the same time, candidates are applying for positions with organizations they simply have a passing familiarity with. Bringing recruiters and applicants closer together in the metaverse brings up new opportunities for interaction. In the end, this could be beneficial to both parties. 

It will be fascinating to watch who is the first to jump. 

Recruiters will have more access to candidates without having to do tedious activities or execute impersonal automated sequences. Candidates have access to secure areas. If you will, call them “metaverse talent communities.” Before they decide to apply, they will have a lot more one-on-one interaction and access to a lot more information. When it comes to technological innovation, recruitment isn’t known for being quick off the mark, so it’ll be interesting to watch who jumps in first. 

The metaverse is rapidly expanding

It will be particularly intriguing to see how rapidly the metaverse becomes accessible to businesses of all sizes, not just large corporations. When I wrote my thoughts in 2020, the metaverse excitement was still mostly focused on today’s crypto and entertainment players. The bright, gimmicky item, on the other hand, is simply skimming the surface. It’s the neon sign that draws you in, but the metaverse is expanding well beyond that – into space, real estate, engineering, and everything else. 

The internet is embodied in the Metaverse

It is a way in which you embody the content rather than merely seeing it. And you feel as if you’re in other places when you’re with other individuals. Having unique experiences that you wouldn’t be able to have on a 2D app or website. Like dancing or many forms of fitness. 

Experiential learning 

People can work, play, cooperate, learn, attend virtual events, shop at virtual stores, talk with virtual sales assistants, and buy physical and digital commodities in real time in the metaverse. The concept reflects some of the aspirations that existed when Second Life first started in 2003, but technology has progressed since then. 

Prepare in advance

Ireland has a very high interest in the metaverse and virtual worlds. Companies facing skills shortages will be able to tap into a larger talent pool as the metaverse grows, and employees will be able to connect with coworkers in virtual surroundings that seem much more like real-life situations. Employers will need to keep a close eye on metaverse developments and plan ahead this year. Companies must think about how to improve their ability to attract and retain critical personnel. 

Employers who are proactive are already doing so, but it is critical to be able to distinguish between hype about the metaverse and real opportunities. 

Conclusion being… 

This new reality will undoubtedly alter the recruitment process. The industry has already begun to prepare for it by implementing various procedures. However, it is still unclear how the Metaverse will impact the recruitment business. 

However, we can get a sense of how the future will be based on the present wave of industry trends.

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