Published on December 5th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise0
evo Partners with Pixvana to Create XR Training Program for Seasonal Staff
‘Tis the season for more workers. The team at ARPost.co gives an excellent example of how VR was effectively used to train seasonal workers for a sportswear company that needed to respond to the increase in orders for the holidays. The regular onboarding process was too slow to enact so VR was used to compress the process and get temporary workers up to speed more efficiently and effectively. Based on good strategy and design, the use of VR in the enterprise can also save money as the company cuts down on training time per employee and travel expenses as well.
The active sportswear brand believes that the XR training program will speed up onboarding for seasonal warehouse workers during the sales season.
Black Friday and the end of year sales season mean a boost in revenues for retailers. However, they also have to deal with a massive increase in order picking and shipping. For this reason, many companies resort to hiring temporary workers. And this leads to a new issue: training them to follow the work procedures and policies. For active sportswear brand evo, an XR training program developed in collaboration with Pixvana is the winning solution.
XR Training Program for Seasonal Warehouse Workers: Quick and Effective
The temporary nature of their employment means that the company cannot spend a lot of time with training and onboarding. Thus, evo decided to partner with XR solutions developer Pixvana to create a quick and effective training program for their seasonal workers.
This approach has several benefits. One, proven by research, is that training by direct experience results in 75-90% better retention of the instructions. Another benefit is that experienced employees no longer need to stop doing their usual tasks to train new hires.
Also, as Spencer Earle, Director of Operations and Technology at evo pointed out in a press release: “Since we have multiple store locations, XR allows our employees to visit these locations and really get a feel for what evo is all about.”
SPIN: The XR Platform for Immersive Employee Training
evo’s XR training program was created using Pixvana’s SPIN Studio. The platform serves for creating and sharing augmented and virtual reality experiences for enterprise use. From sales training to employee onboarding, the XR platform offers high quality in terms of visuals, latency, and DOF.