By Jan Denys, Labour market expert at Randstad Group, speaker at the European Label Forum 2017
The importance of Industry 4.0. for a sustainable society and labour market is widely acknowledged. An underlying question is what this means for recruitment and human resources policies in the companies involved.
The answer on that question will depend on the effects of digitalization/robotisation on the future of work. Here we can distinguish between two basic scenario’s:
- In scenario A, digitalization/robotisation wil lead to massive job destruction with no or insufficient job creation.
- In scenario B, digitalization will lead to changes within excisting jobs.