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HR meets VR

UK personnel magazine People Management (the in-house journal of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) have a feature article this week about businesses using Second Life. They’re more than a little sceptical about the wonders of virtual reality (”There are some good examples of the use of SL, but generally we are dubious”, saysCIPD adviser Martyn Sloman), but they do list some interesting case studies on recruitment (less so on other possible areas such as team building, virtual conferencing and simulation), and they have some questions for HR on legal implications of pay and discrimination in virtual worlds. Check it out at

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