Article: In the Age of Technology, will HR still matter?

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In the Age of Technology, will HR still matter?

The 4th industrial revolution will be far swifter, sharper and more ruthless than previous ones. So, what then will this mean for the HR function? Will it still be relevant? As technology takes over from humans, what HR roles (if any) will stay with humans? And what will be the skills of tomorrow's HR?
In the Age of Technology, will HR still matter?
Today we are at the threshold of the next industrial revolution. The World Economic Forum has termed this the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, and it is likely to be every bit as disruptive as the previous ones. In fact, many experts suggest that given the pace of disruptive technology innovations, the emergence of millennials and globalization, the impact of this industrial revolution will be far swifter, sharper and more ruthless than the others. So, what then will this mean for the HR function? Will it still be relevant? As technology takes over from humans, what HR roles (if any) will stay with humans? And what will be the skills of tomorrows HR? To find this out, we interviewed HR leaders, HR technology companies, digital technology consultants and futurists. And everything we heard, points in one direction — The old ways of HR are crumbling; the new ways of HR are yet to be invented.  Transformative Abilities of Digital Technologies What makes this moment ...

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