As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the advantages of a virtual training compared to traditional training can be considerable. One of the biggest limitations however is in the evaluation of the intern. In traditional internships the opportunity to live in contact with the trainee makes us evaluate many aspects not only professional such as problem solving, human relationships, empathy, availability, flexibility, etc...
There is also to consider that the youngers, learns, and socializes via a computer or portable digital device; because of this, blogging, tweeting, and Facebooking from their couch or favorite coffee shop simply feels familiar. Meanwhile, suiting up for corporate life in a traditional office setting may seem incompatible with their more mobile way of living. This doesn’t mean learning how to function face to face with coworkers isn’t important: Ideally, tomorrow’s employee will be adept at both ways of working. But a student who is already saddled with responsibilities will be grateful for the chance to gain experience in a virtual setting. And as employers know, happy workers are hard workers.
This situation is not easy to manage, having different subjects with different habits and lifestyles. Usually the company tutor is an old-style worker accustomed to personal contact and to evaluate his collaborators based on both technical evaluation and emotional evaluation. The virtual intern is normally a digital native living daily through social networks and long-distance relationships. This aspect also makes it difficult to identify not the best possible profile but the most suitable for the company.
as in all evaluation processes it is necessary to evaluate the work of the virtual intern through many aspects and through different tools like questionnaires, business case simulations. For a correct evaluation of the intern it is necessary that he interacts with different workers of the company, possibly belonging to different sectors. The aim is to verify the ability to work in a team and the ability to self-control one's work within a team.