Digital Human Resource Management

Gyan Management Journal
Year: 2017(Jul-Dec), Volume: (11), Issue. (2)
First page: (23) Last page: (27)
Online ISSN: A/F
Print ISSN: 2250-348X

Digital Human Resource Management
Deborah Sharon S.1 and Dr. Vaneeta Aggarwal2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
2Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Madras, Chennai

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Online Published:
25 Nov 2017

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The current period we are in, is the ‘digital age’. The world altogether has undergone various changes  with respect to economical, cultural and societal arenas. This generation (Millennials / Net  Generation) of people has technology at their fingertips. This results in the workplace behavior and  how they are taken care of in the organization. The management of human resources changes with  change in technology. Usage of technology is prevalent in planning and implementation of various  activities of HRM. HRM should change in relation to the environment and this affects the way it  operates. The plans, policies, rules and regulations change. The major focus on dealing with digital  HRM is that we have to address digital employees doing the digital work and managing using digital  technologies. This paper focuses on the changes and challenges that happen when HRM goes digital. To  understand the changes and challenges in digital HRM, this paper delineates the various dimensions or  focus areas of digital HRM that is about ‘Digital Employees: ‘Digital Work’ and ‘Digital Employee  Management’. Human Resource Management is everything that is done with planning, organizing,  coordinating, directing and controlling the human resources in the organization. All the systems and  functions of human resource management undergoes change when it goes digital. Acquiring talent,  Orienting the new employees {Onboarding), Performance Management, Learning, Leadership  Development, Communication, Impact of Social Media on the organization are some of the challenges  an organization faces when digitalization happens in the workplace.  


Digital Employees, Digital Work, Digital Employee Management.