Future of Work
Psychologists have started researching how people emotionally respond to potential threats using VR. By mixing real and virtual world elements, they have observed participants’ anxiety on a behavioural, physiological, and subjective level. Emotional responses to potential threats were analysed by putting people in anxious environments and it was possible to measure one of the five major personality traits – neuroticism.
In other words, someone’s personality could now be profiled in a virtual world. And according to the article below, data collection through VR has been a cause for concern for a while, whilst also pointing out that Facebook now requires all new Oculus VR owners to link their Facebook account to the hardware.
Could personality research using VR become part of the future of HR?
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Playing VR games is exciting and interesting for a lot of gamers, and you would (or maybe wouldn’t) be surprised to know that psychologists think so, too. According to The Conversation, psychologists have started researching how people emotionally respond to potential threats using VR
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A report from Achievers Workforce Institute found that more than half (52%) of North American employees plan to look for a new job this year. The report also found that two-thirds of employees are not committed to their current roles and that only one in five are planning to stay with their company for a long time.
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FUTURE OF HR
The role of a human resources director has traditionally involved juggling responsibilities — but never so much as during the coronavirus pandemic.“It has always been our job to be equal parts coach, mentor, enforcer, therapist, manager, expert and sometimes, lawyer,” said Jamie Coakley, VP of people, one of those interviewed in this piece.
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