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Desperate for Workers, MGM Resorts Lets Applicants Role Play With VR


keys are handed to an applicant wearing a VR headset

MGM Resorts will use VR to simulating checking guests into hotels as part of the hiring process.

MGM Resorts will adopt virtual reality headsets that allow job applicants to experience various customer-service roles before making a decision. The headsets will enable applicants to simulate various front-of-house roles, including operating casino games and checking in hotel guests.

The company also is considering using immersive technology at career fairs, and has partnered with enterprise VR training firm Strivr to create a VR employee training module.

The module will cover "difficult guest interactions, said MGM Resorts' chief human resources officer Laura Lee. "It can be very difficult just to verbally explain the types of positions or show a video," and VR lets applicants "throw a headset on and really experience the job," Lee said.

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