BY KAYLA NOBREGA
There are many benefits to using Virtual Reality to train staff:
It is found that Virtual Reality Training saves time. KFC’s traditional training of kitchen staff took an average of 30 minutes, whereas their Virtual Reality training content takes 10 minutes for staff to complete.
Virtual Reality training can be completed as many times as a user may need. This does not require a trainer to be available to host a training session more than once.
Staff can be assessed through Virtual Reality. Supervisors can evaluate staff progress and pinpoint areas of excellence as well as areas where improvement is required. Staff can also do this for themselves and be active in the direction of their own training.
The hardware for Virtual Reality training can be bought or rented through an agency. Training content is custom-made to fit the existing training modules of the business.
Virtual Reality training is fully immersive and highly interactive. The training can be gamified which creates an objective and reward system that enhances the trainee’s learning experience. Information that is shared in an engaging and entertaining way is more likely to be remembered than traditional textbook and classroom training.