Evaluate forklift candidates before they go to the clientStaffing agencies perform a valuable service that many times is not understood or appreciated by either the candidate or the client. As the intermediary between the job seeker and the job owner, the staffing counselour must find the perfect fit for both of these entities. 

Staffing counselours are always in the middle when it comes to placing individuals and sometimes the information or experience from a job seeker does not stack up in reality. So how do you prep or test your candidates for jobs that require hands-on experience on equipment that is expensive and difficult to maintain, like a forklift? And beyond the candidate testing, OSHA requires that operators be trained and evaluated on site-specific hazards and tested on the equipment they will be operating.

It sounds like a tall order for a counselor, but there are some new technology tools that can help with the screening of candidates and they can be deployed in your office and increase your placement success rates by 45%! 

A Virtual Reality Forklift Simulator uses real 3D imaging and an Oculus VR system to test and train forklift operators without the need for an actual forklift in your facility. The Really-Virtual (TM) Forklift Simulator has both a mobile and a stationary version and with our open driving options, you can test and evaluate your forklift operator candidates in a matter of minutes. 

While the simulator cannot help with the onsite evaluation requirement, Forklift University (www.ForkliftUniversity.com) has solutions that provide on-site operator evaluations, training programs and other add on services for you and your clients. We even have an online training system that will allow your operators to take the OSHA Forklift Safety class and get a professional operator license prior to being placed on the job.

For more information on our Virtual Reality Forklift Simulators or other training and certification options, call us at 888.674.9992 and we can show you how to increase your placements and conversions. 



This article is published on another site, but it is a good review of how a staffing agency is using VR (virtual reality) to help its clients and candidates with VR Forklift Simulator training programs. While not all VR systems are built the same, and very few can compare to the high-quality components and programming of the Really-Virtual (TM) simulators, the principles and practices are valid and a good review of how it can help the industry. If your staffing agency is ready to add VR or Branded Custom forklift training systems to your offerings call us at 888.674.9992. 

VR forklift training helps drivers secure more jobs, staffing firm says

  • Staffing firm Hamilton-Ryker has employed virtual reality (VR) forklifts, as a part of its newest division, TalentGro. Available to both temporary employees and clients' direct employees, the mobile VR Forklifts are located in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee but can be transported anywhere.
  • The VR forklifts transport trainees to a "simulated work setting," which removes the safety risks and costs training that a real forklift can create, according to Hamilton-Ryker

To read more go to the article from HR Drive

With the buzz and hype over Virtual Reality Training in recent years, Forklift University and Really-Virtual Consulting want to help the safety professional to explain and provide benifit numbers to the company CEO or owner in an effort to show the benifits and ROI on this type of training. 

Typically, VR solutions like these have only been available to companies with huge training budgets, but now any size company can benefit from forklift simulator training programs. With options to lease, rent or even send workers to one of our training centers, small to medium companies with forklift operators can see the benefits of a high quality Virtual Reality Forklift Simulator.   

But how does the cost stack up today for a forklift training simulator and benifits of extensive training and continued safe habit building. 



Staffing agencies can now help their clients and candidates to be better prepared for forklift jobs in the warehouse industry with better training through Virtual Reality. While training is not the primary purpose of staffing agencies, making sure candidates are trained and can operate the equipment is in the best interest of your organization and your clients. 

Your agency can now add online, comprehensive forklift certification courses and a Virtual Reality Forklift Simulator and only take up the space of a small desk! The staffing industry is becoming more competitive every day, clients are demanding better candidates and the liability associated with this employment market is much larger than other industries. So if your agency is looking for a training option that is custom, branded to your organization and recognized across the US, then contact us at the Virtual Forklift Training Company, a division of Forklift University.

We have been working with staffing agencies across the southwest since 2005 and understand and appreciate your business and the efforts you put into every client and candidate. We even post forklift job openings on our www.ForkliftUniversity.com site at no charge to you or your candidates. We are a training company and do not offer job placement except through quality staffing partners, so grow your business with our help. Call today 888.674.9992 or fill out the contact form on this site. 

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