Virtual World Recruitment

An ever growing number of companies are experimenting with virtual world recruitment within Second Life this year. Back in March Bain & Company opened its Bain Virtual Recruiting Center. TMP held its first Network in World (NiW) event in May with Ebay, HP, Microsoft, Toshiba and Verizon taking part. Both the WSJ and Times of London picked up on the trend which has continued apace.

In June TMPNEO brought together Alstrom, Areva, Capgemini, L’Oreal and Unilog as recruiters while the second NiW event took place in August with Accenture, EMC Corporation, GE Money and U.S. Cellular on board. McKinsey followed up with interview offers to entrants for its recent Virtual Venture Competition. This week sees TMP UK host a 3 day virtual world career fair with KPMG, RBS and Yell taking part. Interesting times indeed.