Animations and Avatars Are Transforming HR. Here’s How.

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Written by Samita Nayak

As more and more companies are looking to transform HR, the use of animations and avatars has recently come to light. Many organizations deploy the new tech to perform a range of HR functions, such as candidate assessment, L&D, employee communications, etc. By deploying advanced technology, organizations can reduce costs, save time and humanize HR operations at scale.   

Continue reading to witness different examples of how animations and avatars are transforming HR.   

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Animations and Avatars in HR Transformation 

Animations and avatars will help you to innovate new things in the HR department. For instance, let’s say you’re an HR leader who wants to share an important update with the employees. In that case, you can simply select a 3D template, choose a virtual presenter and enter text in different languages your employees speak to customize the message.   

Now let’s consider the use of avatars in eLearning courses. It is already evident that human figures and eye contact generates attention. Thus, when you use avatars in learning products, it engages employees and motivates them to learn–creating a meaningful learning solution for your company.  

Natalie Monbiot, Strategy Head at Hour One says, “Most HR or learning professionals don’t have hours and hours to spend recording messages or moderating online courses for the workforce. You don’t need a professional production studio to create these avatar-based videos. You simply work from a template or script to build them yourself.”  

Thus, by using the concept of avatars and animation, HR, learning, or recruiting teams can save time and customize messages at scale. The same concept can be useful while carrying out job interviews as well. For instance, instead of remembering all the interview questions, HR can simply ask the candidates to answer questions that are displayed on the screen.  

Furthermore, they can even humanize the interactions by using the avatars of recruiting representatives to pose the interview questions. Monbiot says, “Those companies found using avatars often made candidates feel more comfortable answering questions. It felt more natural and intuitive than using text and had the effect of creating a better candidate experience.” 

Final Words 

From the above, it is quite clear how using animations and avatars is currently transforming HR. This also increases its chances to have a bright future ahead. However, as the future is always uncertain, it is hard to confirm how things may end up. But so far, animations and avatars have been successful in advancing the HR department and creating a safer work environment for employees.    

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