HR Must Start Working On Functions


Job crafting, job carving, job engineering ... Employee functions are increasingly subject to change. 'Job Engineer' Luc Dorenbosch advocates a daring approach, in which tasks are meticulously filleted and jobs are tightened in the workplace. Acting directly on the shop floor. it's not as scary as it seems and also very effective.

"What I do is to show that the labor market and the function buildings are no longer as they once were," explains Dorenbosch. "Everything in the world is constantly changing, everyone is constantly changing. I want to make that explicit and to offer solutions for that dynamic. "Dorenbosch talks about job crafting, job carving and multi-job jobs; terms that are far from common everywhere. They stand for a different approach, in which traditional thinking in jobs, functions and professions is finally broken.

He wants to review organizational structures, unravel employees' tasks, and exchange parts with the employee. For him this is largely the way to promote the sustainable employability of new and existing staff. His approach provides flexible and effective customized solutions that benefit both employees and organizations.

Wasting people and experience

Why are many HR tools often inadequate to adequately keep up with changes? That's simple, says Dorenbosch. Many HR professionals focus their attention on answering their manager's questions, as well as traditional tasks such as salary, absenteeism, reintegration, encouraging career opportunities and helping redundant employees move towards another job. All important, but it's not enough, he says.

"As far as I'm concerned, the critical attitude towards the subject of HRM should come more to the fore. You see what happens when that doesn't happen. Look at the departure regulation at the tax authorities. It cost the service baking full of money and they lost a lot more people and experience than intended. "And there are more examples. "Take benches, which throw 1500 men in the dustbin at once. The result is a lot of rancor, depression, bad advertising for the company on the job market and it also means a huge waste of people and experience. This happens when HR is only about policy, budget and planning, and waiting too long with sufficient attention for the component work. "

Benefits for everyone

Tinkering with jobs has advantages for everyone, according to Dorenbosch. First there is the organization itself, which learns to deal smarter and more effectively with new and existing staff. Organizations use the existing potential, broaden their position in the labor market and build a good reputation as an employer. The benefits are also great for employees themselves. "People are better utilized and prepared for the future. They are meaningful. That's also valuable. Working isn't just making money. "

On the employer side, profits are in control of the work. "Companies have changed more in the last 5 years than in the previous 20 years. Do you, as HR, know very well that you're on top of it and have it all under control? By looking differently and working on task level, you make explicit what happens in your environment and how you can put that to your hand. "

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