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Green Human Resource Management Practices in Society 5.0: a Critical Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges

EasyChair Preprint no. 13278

12 pagesDate: May 14, 2024


This paper explores the practices of Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) in Society 5.0 and critically analyses the opportunities and challenges organisations face in their endeavours to practice GHRM. The study exposes the influence of Society 5.0 on GHRM practices. We employed a critical literature review to explore GHRM practices in Society 5.0. The paper reviewed 44 journal articles on GHRM practices and Society 5.0. Findings confirm that data, information and knowledge link GHRM practices with society 5.0. Green human resource management (GHRM) practices are central to organisational competitiveness and sustainability. It integrates human resource management functions with environment management issues. However, Society 5.0 is a human-centric society that cartels environmental issues and social aspects to ensure a comfortable social life. It influences the nature and means of GHRM practices applied in organisations. Thus, GHRM practices in recruitment and selection, training and development, rewards management, performance management and employee relations are connected directly with Society 5.0 through AI, IoT, BDA and DT. Our analysis shows that Opportunities for GHRM practices in Society 5.0 include integrating GHRM practices with the environment, facilitating human-centric solutions, developing strategic and sustainable development and keeping an organisational database. However, practices of GHRM in Society 5.0 are associated with several challenges, including cyber security issues, inadequate personnel and scarcity of resources. Society 5.0 distracts human resource management functions, which results in uncertain GHRM practices. The paper thus recommends precise and apt GHRM practices which utilize available opportunities and minimize challenges in Society 5.0.

Keyphrases: Challenges, GHRM practices, Opportunities, Society 5.0

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  author = {Rutasimbala Raymond and S D Lukea Bhiwajee},
  title = {Green Human Resource Management Practices in Society 5.0: a Critical Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13278},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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