1st Edition

e-HRM Digital Approaches, Directions & Applications

Edited By Mohan Thite Copyright 2019
    312 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    312 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As with other parts of business, technology is having a profound effect on the world of work and management of human resources. Technology is a key enabler for faster, cheaper and better delivery of HR services and in some cases can have a transformational as well as unintended negative effect.

    Designed for the digital era, e-HRM is one of the first textbooks on these developments. It incorporates the most current and important HR technology related topics in four distinct parts under one umbrella, written by leading scholars and practitioners drawn from across the world. All the chapters have a uniform structure and pay equal attention to theory and practice with an applied focus. Learning resources of the book include chapter-wide learning objectives, case studies, debates on related burning issues, and the companion website includes lecture slides and a question bank.

    List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Foreword & Forward Thinking on Digital HR Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Partner, The RBL Group; Chapter 1: Electronic/Digital HRM: A Primer Mohan Thite; Part I. Key Approaches to e-HRM; Chapter 2: Strategic Management Approach to Technology-enabled HRM Mark L. Lengnick-Hall, Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall & Derrick McIver; Chapter 3: Soft Systems Thinking Approach to e-HRM Project Management Mohan Thite & NMK Bhatta; Chapter 4: Agile Approach to e-HRM Project Management NMK Bhatta & Mohan Thite; Part II. Key Directions in e-HRM; Chapter 5: Big Data & e-HRM Tobias M. Scholz; Chapter 6: HR Metrics & Analystics Martin R. Edwards; Chapter 7: Cloud Computing & e-HRM Vinit Ghosh and Nachiketa Tripathi; Chapter 8: Social Media & e-HRM Christopher J. Hartwell; Chapter 9: Gamification & e-HRM Tobias M. Scholz; Part III. e-HRM Applications; Chapter 10: e-Talent Management Sharna Wiblen; Chapter 11: e-Recruitment & Selection Anna B. Holm & Lars Haahr; Chapter 12: e-Performance & Reward Management Kent V. Rondeau; Chapter 13: e-Learning & Development Charissa Tan; Part IV. 'Problems and Prospects'; Chapter 14: Strategic Evaluation of e-HRM Ralf Burbach; Chapter 15: Information Security & Privacy in e-HRM Shankar Subramaniyan, Mohan Thite & S Sampathkumar; Chapter 16: Future Directions of Electronic/Digital HRM Mohan Thite; Index


    Mohan Thite is an Associate Professor in HRM at Griffith University, Australia, with over 30 years of professional and academic experience in HR. He has worked extensively in the IT industry as HR professional, researcher and consultant. His key research interests and publications are in Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), Digital HRM, International HRM, Global talent management and mobility. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of South Asian Journal of HRM.

    "Mohan Thite has again done a masterful job in this volume at providing both breadth on the growing digital HR agenda and depth on specific topics. He has amassed an all-star team of digital HR thinkers who focus their insights by sharing how these new digital HR concepts can be taught to the next generation... By understanding technology, HR professionals may help shape both a business and HR digital agenda. This marvellous anthology offers insights that may further this agenda"

    Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Co-Founder and Principal, The RBL Group, USA


    "Overall, this book provides an extremely interesting and beneficial overview of the field of e-HRM, and emphasizes basic approaches, and new directions in the field. This book is unique in the field because it focuses on underlying processes rather than just functional approaches to e-HRM (e.g., e-recruitment, e-selection, e-learning), and considers different approaches to understanding the field including the systems thinking approach and the agile approach. Thus, it helps readers gain a more in-depth understanding than previous books on how technology can help organizations achieve their HRM goals of attracting, motivating, and retaining valued employees.

    I enjoyed reading this book, and know that it will make an important and lasting contribution to the field of e-HRM. It will also enable readers at all knowledge levels to gain a better understanding of the field, help researchers create new knowledge in e-HRM, and enable HR practitioners to meet their HRM goals."

    Review of Thite, M. (Ed.). (2019), E-HRM: Digital Approaches, Directions & Applications, New York: Routledge, in the South Asian Journal of HRM, Kimberly M. Lukaszewski, Wright State University