STRENGTHENING HUMAN RESOURCE COMPETENCIES IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION 4.0 AND SOCIETY 5.0
In the current era marked by Globalization 4.0 and the emergence of Society 5.0, the work and employment landscape is experiencing an unprecedented transformation. This paper explores the urgency of increasing human resource competence to effectively face the challenges and opportunities that arise as a result of this dual paradigm shift. Globalization 4.0 has ushered in an era of unprecedented connectivity and digitalization, revolutionizing industries globally. The integration of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things demands a workforce with enhanced digital literacy and high adaptability. As organizations are globally connected, cross-cultural competency becomes increasingly important, emphasizing the need for employees who can adapt to diverse cultural contexts and communicate effectively across cultures. On the other hand, the concept of Society 5.0 describes the harmonious convergence of technology and human society. In this social framework, human resource competencies go beyond technical skills, emphasizing qualities such as resilience, adaptability, and continuous learning. Organizations are encouraged to foster a culture of adaptability where employees embrace change and uncertainty. This paper proposes key strategies for competency enhancement in this evolving landscape. This includes the implementation of customized training programs with a focus on digital skills, the integration of human resources technology for efficient talent management, and the promotion of cross-cultural exchange initiatives. Additionally, emphasis is placed on establishing a culture of continuous learning, encouraging employees to stay abreast of technological developments and industry trends. In conclusion, proactive development of human resource competencies is essential for organizations that wish to thrive in the dynamic and interconnected world of Globalization 4.0 and Society 5.0.