Skills are most commonly divided into hard and soft skills. Virtual reality can help improve both.
Hard skills are also called technical skills. They are specific to each job, can be taught, and easily quantified. For example, if you’re working in a restaurant kitchen, your hard skills would include dicing ingredients and successfully combining flavors. If you’re an IT developer, a hard skill could be how much you’re familiar with Java programming.
Soft skills, on the other hand, are not related to any specific job and are more difficult to measure. These are usually interpersonal skills, such as leadership abilities, communication, teamwork, conflict resolution skills, and similar.
Virtual reality simulations can be specifically tailored to what your business needs. If you require an employee to learn how to handle a machine, they can be placed right in front of a VR-version of it. Just look at the use of VR for medical training: new doctors and surgeons around the world are sharpening their hard skills without having to wait for the right patients to walk through the door.
The same applies to any soft skill training as well – every training program can be replicated in VR.