But things were a little different for candidates this year. Since the travel restrictions were tightened due to the pandemic, Grundfos needed a new approach for bringing candidates together to participate in their intensive evaluation process.
The challenge: re-creating an immersive environment to evaluate graduate applicants
Grundfos realized that not only did they want to bring candidates together remotely, but there was a need for certain requirements for their solution.
In particular, it needed to be a hybrid solution that incorporated online meeting capabilities in Microsoft Teams but also offered a completely immersive 3D environment.
In an online video meeting, aspects like hand movements, eye contact, and body language are easy to determine. Since Grundfos took these non-verbal cues into consideration when assessing candidates, the solution needed to use online video meetings to accurately display human behavior.
Additionally, the graduate program consisted of a large amount of factual information, tours, demos, and presentations. Therefore Grundfos needed a solution that could also provide an immersive, 3D environment, to further enhance the experience and support the standard online video meetings.
Finally, the solution needed to facilitate collaboration sessions between participants. Since the evaluation program featured games, team building tasks and other ice-breaking activities, fluid collaboration was essential to be able to evaluate the participants in a nurturing environment that was more interactive than a standard online video meeting.