020: How The Metaverse Will Shape The Future Of HR Technology

What does the metaverse hold for small business HR?

As mega brands are starting to explore the metaverse’s potential in retail, small companies need to ensure they’re not getting left behind. 

Small business owners should leverage not only the opportunities the metaverse will offer in terms of sales and marketing but also in HR technology.

In today’s episode of While We Were Working, Sommer and Joey discuss what small business HR teams should know about the metaverse and how it could drastically improve processes such as job applications, interviews, training, and development.

Joey and Sommer also explain all you need to know about background checks - how they work and why they’re an essential part of the hiring process. Tune in to learn about the legal aspects of background checks and why there might be good reasons for improving that practice.


Key Takeaways 

  • Intro (00:00)
  • High, low, buffalo (02:26)
  • How small businesses can benefit from the metaverse (07:39)
  • The metaverse’s impact on HR technology (11:11)
  • Can I conduct a background check before an offer is made? (17:28)
  • The benefits of conditional offers (19:56) 


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