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Virtual Innovation in HR

In recent years, HR and People Professionals have struggled to adapt to the increasingly virtual/hybrid workplace environment and burnout rates have increased.

Here’s what was found in a 2022 Gartner survey of over 800 HR and People Professionals:

  • 73% of employees at large organizations worked in either a hybrid or full remote setting

  • 36% of HR leaders believe their recruiting strategies fall short

  • 43% of HR leaders say they do not have an explicit future of work strategy

  • 49% of workers feel burned out

This is exactly why some of the top priorities of HR and People Professionals for 2023 include improving recruitment strategies, enhancing the employee experience, and organizational change and development. One of the ways leaders in this industry are working to meet these priorities is by adopting new technological tools to reimagine the workplace for the better.

One of the most notable tools includes the Metaverse.

From an HR perspective, the Metaverse is a virtual world where employers and employees can interact with one another via three dimensional characters. This space can become a hub for virtual business meetings, employee interviews, basic training, and employee wellness. According to Eric van Vulpen from Forbes magazine, the Metaverse could be used to “transform HR” and serve as a “more authentic” kind of remote work.

While there are definitely some challenges associated with implementing the Metaverse as a new HR tool, the idea of adding meaning and value to interaction through a virtual space is still an exciting one. HR and People Professionals should be open to looking into this opportunity if they haven’t already. In fact, Gartner predicts that 25% of people will spend at least 1 hour per day in the Metaverse by 2026.

This is exactly how virtual employee wellness tools like Spark This Day can help HR leaders and People professionals become primary innovators in their field. Since an emphasis on employee wellness is projected to be one of the biggest HR trends alongside the Metaverse in 2023, Spark This Day is the perfect way to ensure companies are prioritizing health and well-being in a virtual setting.

We at Spark This Day understand that workplace stress is felt by everyone, employees and employers alike. That is why our mission is to provide an evidence-based, comprehensive virtual system of support that adapts to an individual’s needs as they evolve.

Virtual wellness is the future. It can help employers save time, money, and energy.

Click here to read more about how Spark This Day works.

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