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Emerging human resource management practices in Industry 4.0

Geeta Rana (Department of Management, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, India)
Ravindra Sharma (Department of Management, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, India)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Article publication date: 21 August 2019

Issue publication date: 21 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The study aims to offer a fresh perspective on best management practices to encourage innovation and learning in the firm to keep abreast with and adopt industry 4.0 advancements. The human resource (HR) department must take proactive steps to adopt these technologies and update itself in terms of necessary skill. The study highlights the importance of human resource management practices in industry 4.0.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper discusses the transforming role of HR 4.0 in a disrupting economy with the help of the conceptual framework. This paper illustrates how the new role of HR boosts engagement by designing the best personalized benefits, trusting teams, collaborating and providing personal development, which make a great case for a successful retention strategy.

Findings

This paper reveals how organizations can ensure their success and survival in this age of technological disruptions through their people. Top management must be ready for a new transformed role of the HR through innovative HR practices.

Originality/value

This paper provides plenty of information to interest practicing managers, researchers and students in HR management, organizational behavior and industrial relations.

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Citation

Rana, G. and Sharma, R. (2019), "Emerging human resource management practices in Industry 4.0", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 176-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/SHR-01-2019-0003

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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