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Re: Virtual World Workforce, Part 1: Promising the World
Posted by: Kimberly Hill 2008-01-16 06:38:05
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It's a dream scenario: A candidate aspiring to a pivotal job in the culinary arts field enters the virtual world Second Life, having never been an online gamer before. He attends an online job fair held by recruiting company TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, and is interviewed by major food and operations services company Sodexho. As a result, he lands a job as an executive chef with the firm. That's just how it worked back in May 2007 at the first online job fair held in Second Life.


Re: Virtual World Workforce, Part 1: Promising the World
Posted by: VRWorkplace 2008-01-16 06:43:50 In reply to: Kimberly Hill
This is a rapidly emerging area. Just last week Forrester issued the report "Getting Real Work Done in Virtual Worlds," which predicts the import of virtual worlds perhaps equal to the web within five years. VRWorkplace advises companies on this technology, how to use it, and rents and builds virtual spaces. I am an attorney, HR consultant, and former IT outsourcing executive and because of my background recognize that globalization is making close working relationships untenable. Virtual worlds can change that by bringing people together "as if" in person for work and play.
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