The efficacy of using virtual reality for job interviews and its effects on mitigating discrimination
Place of Publication
School of Science
Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging technology that has already found successful application in a variety of different fields, including simulation, training, education, and gaming. While VR technologies have been considered for use in recruitment practices, available research on the topic is limited. In all stages of the recruitment process, social categorization of job applicants based on ethnicity, skin color, and gender, as well as other forms of discrimination are contemporary issues. This study examined the efficacy of using virtual reality technology as part of job interview strategies and evaluated its potential to mitigate personal bias towards job applicants. The use of VR technology as a job interview concept has been shown to have a high rate of acceptance and initial barriers for first-time users are low. The method provides benefits for job applicants in terms of social equity and performance.