Virtual Reality, Job Simulations, and Pre-Employment Testing.


If you are truly interested in attracting and hiring top talent to deliver stellar service to your guests (who isn’t?), then there is one educational seminar you must attend at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando.

The workshop is “HR Creates: Virtual Reality and Other Technology Applications for HR Managers.” The seminar reveals how Typhoon Texas, in Katy, Texas, and Employment Technologies worked together to revolutionize Typhoon Texas’ seasonal hiring process.

Here are just a few highlights from their experience using our new technologies to streamline their HR process and hire seasonal superstars.

As a brand new organization with many positions to fill, Typhoon Texas Waterpark needed to evaluate thousands of job applicants in a short amount of time.

“We didn’t have a screening tool in place, but given the time constraints and number of open positions, we knew we’d experience a lot of pain and frustration if we didn’t have a quality assessment,” explained Shawn Welch, Resource Director for Typhoon Texas.

After researching a variety of hiring tools, they selected Employment Technologies’ EASy Simulation® Virtual Customer.

“We were immediately impressed with the system’s effectiveness,” Shawn explained. “We had our current employees take the simulation first and were amazed with how accurate the simulation is. We also liked the animated gaming format. Since many of our job applicants are also patrons, we wanted a process that reflected our culture in a fun and entertaining way.”

The simulation’s mobile-friendliness was also perfect for Typhoon Texas since most of their applicants are under 22 years of age and could complete the assessment on the go.

“With the EASy Simulation® Virtual Customer, we are able to process thousands of applicants in less time and find higher quality team members,” Shawn concludes.


Planning to Attend IAAPA?

Be sure to check out our fun and interactive workshop!

HR Creates: Virtual Reality and Other Technology Applications for HR Managers

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Orange County Convention Center, Room S230DE

Orlando, Florida

See you at IAAPA!