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Virtual HR: Trends and Insights on Recruiting, On-boarding and Training Employees
October 5, 2011 @ 06:00 AM | By Eric Vidal

Organizations have been providing virtual human resource services for several years, and now some leading organizations are taking virtual HR to another level. Organizations often leverage virtual technologies to outsource payroll, benefits administration and even human capitol management.

So what are the ways to make your HR efforts virtual so you can do more with fewer resources and less budget?

  • Virtual Recruiting: A virtual job fair featuring webcasts, webinars and video interviews is an accessible and effective way to conduct a vital business event online. Interact with students, job candidates and employee prospects around the world via a digital expo.
  • Virtual On‐boarding: The days of the traditional orientation in a room with other new hires are fading. When most of your talent is virtual, on‐boarding must be virtual and engaging, while connecting people to the critical information and resources they need.
  • Virtual Training and Education: With online tools, you drastically reduce cost per attendee, provide easy access to content, subject matter experts and peers and blend formal and informal learning. Not only that, but by using the right tools, you increase productivity by reducing time away from a desk and you still energize audiences through online engagement.

In a new whitepaper, we explore some of the newer, more complex HR functions that are going virtual and go into detail on how three organizations, KPMG, CareerBuilder.com and ACS (a Xerox company), leveraged virtual environments to recruit, on‐board, train and help truly change the way their organization manage strategic HR functions.

Download the whitepaper>>

What do you think? Has your HR organization tried to make any of these activities virtual? What has been the result? If you aren’t doing it, what are your challenges or obstacles?

Eric VidalEric Vidal is considered a leading voice and expert in virtual business, which expands from marketing to collaboration to learning. He has more than 15 years experience in developing, implementing and optimizing strategies in these areas for numerous organizations and Global 2000 companies. As the director of product marketing for InterCall’s event services, Eric manages the strategy and initiatives for the virtual technologies that include virtual environments, streaming, event management services and operator assisted services. Previously from WebEx, Eric managed the virtual classroom product, as well as brand advertising and new media. Over the last several years, Eric has held management positions at Cisco, WebEx, IBM, BBDO Worldwide and Macromedia.

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