VR soft skills training

Build employee soft skills quickly with the power of virtual reality

Using VR for soft skills training can help efficiently upskill employees in some of the most essential areas for professional development.

The future of soft skills development


Soft skill development and training are some of the most commonly cited learning and development needs in global organizations. Soft skill-intensive occupations are predicted to account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030.

From empathy to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, adaptability, and integrity, VR upskills employees quickly and effectively while also addressing the high cost and logistical hurdles associated with in-person training methods.

Immersive soft skills training to address any use case

Deliver immersive, interactive VR training experiences to help employees build the soft skills they need for organisational success.

Leadership development

Empower managers to build confidence by practicing challenging situations, such as resolving conflict or communicating change to direct reports.

Empathy and giving feedback

Give employees a safe environment to develop their soft skills in, where they can experience how their words and actions impact others.

Navigating difficult conversations

Create an interactive learning environment for dealing with difficult customer service interactions and other on-the-job scenarios.

Building company culture

Help employees understand how to respond to non-inclusive behaviour from others to foster a positive work culture.

Turbo-charge learning effectiveness

VR creates a memorable experience that’s more effective than traditional soft skills training. A PwC study found that VR training was up to four times faster than in-person training. As an immersive experience that can be repeated independently on-demand as often as an employee needs, it’s easier for employees to stay focused and retain the skills they learn.

Systematically improve staff confidence

Whether it’s giving negative feedback or resolving conflict, most employees benefit from training on handling challenging situations. VR creates a safe, risk-free environment that boosts confidence. Research suggests employees feel 275% more confident in applying newly acquired skills after practicing them in VR.

Build an emotional connection

Simulation-based learning puts employees in an environment that feels real. For soft skills, this creates an emotional response that not only increases engagement and lowers distraction, but drives positive learning outcomes. This is especially useful for diversity and inclusion training where an emotional response can tackle unconscious bias. Three-quarters of learners found VR gave them a wake-up-call moment in this regard.

The Immerse difference

Not every enterprise-ready VR solution is created equal. Find out how Immerse helps you supercharge the employee experience and maximise ROI.

Content freedom

Choose from Marketplace, our library of licensable off-the-shelf VR training apps, or work with Immerse to create compelling custom VR content. Use our SDK create your own or import your existing content. With modular support for creating your own single or multi-user scenarios, and a streamlined importing process for getting your existing content onto our platform to distribute at scale, you can ensure a consistent training experience for employees every time, no matter where they’re located.

Measurable insight

Guiding the development of soft skills can be difficult – but not with Immerse. As every user action is recorded, our platform transforms that information stream into actionable intelligence. Get the data-driven insight you need to measure attention and engagement, helping introduce real behavioural change.

Seamless integration and enterprise-level security

Using VR to develop soft skills works best when it can integrate with your existing systems. Our platform makes that possible. With xAPI and Single Sign-On (SSO) support, and secure connectivity to your LMS or other business intelligence tools, it’s quick and easy to introduce the benefits of VR.

Content distribution and scalability

Rolling out VR training for your workforce doesn’t have to mean an IT upgrade. Let us manage the complexities of user access requirements and content delivery, giving you the freedom to introduce a fully immersive learning environment at your own pace. As our platform can be accessed through a web browser, you don’t even need to equip every team member with a VR headset to get started.

Platform benefits

Immerse is designed from the ground up for simplified deployment and ongoing management, and offers several key benefits:

Enhance skill development

An emotionally engaging environment for skill practice, offering a greater level of realism than other training methods.

Deeper engagement

A fully immersive cross-platform experience that helps employees learn by doing, reinforcing the right behavior and knowledge retention.

Built-in repeatability

Create content once, roll it out countless times. Train employees consistently and efficiently.

Cloud based

Accessible from anywhere with managed content hosting, further reducing costs.

Open platform

Secure, seamless integration with your existing systems and the freedom to bring and create your own content.

Hardware agnostic

Full support for a wide range of VR devices, as well as browser-based WebGL and mobile applications.

Virtual soft skills training, real results

Trusted by global organisations:

“[VR] is faster, cheaper, more challenging and more fun than other types of learning. Today’s immersive learning is compelling because it is better.”

Jorrit Van Der Togt, Executive VP of HR Strategy & Learning, Shell.

Oculus for business, Immerse and DHL

We’d love to discuss how we can solve your VR training challenge

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