Freedom, variety and autonomy
In addition to paying attention to the soft skills of human capital, the HR manager 4.0 also pays explicit attention to the organizational culture. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is important in agile organizations. Coaching and nudging are the new resources for HR, but emotional intelligence also receives the necessary attention in the recruitment process.
As an HR manager, the search for new employees is an important theme, but even more important is retaining the right employees. It is important to bind and captivate high potentials. Salary is important in the remuneration structure, but is mainly a short-term motivator. Rather, seek it in freedom, variety of work and autonomy.
Some other changes that characterize HR 4.0
- Hierarchy becomes subordinate: management is no longer the primary point of contact for HRM
- Employees become less dependent on their manager and form self-managing teams
- Increasing attention is being paid to job rotation, coaching and nudging when it comes to reducing absenteeism
Where should HR start?
It is clear: the fourth industrial wave means a lot for HR departments. How does the HR manager deal with it? Where to start? What other changes will HR 4.0 bring?