Problems & Prospects of Technology as an Enabler of Strategic HRM


  • Mohan Thite Griffith University


e-HRM, HR Technology, HRIS


Technology has had a profound effect on the way the HR function is conceptualized and practiced in contemporary organizations. A majority of organizations that have deployed Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) tools and techniques have succeeded in freeing up HR resources from routine, transactional activities in order to focus on strategic aspects of people management, such as cultural change and building competencies. However, research shows that HRIS has so far played a marginal role, if any, in strategically positioning HRM in knowledge intensive learning organizations. this paper will focus on two specific aspects of HRM, namely, HR Metrics and Learning and Development function, to illustrate the practical limitations and challenges of technology in HRM at the strategic and operational levels, respectively.

Author Biography

Mohan Thite, Griffith University

Mohan Thite is an Associate Professor at Griffith University, Australia. His career as a HR professional spans over 25 years, both in industry and academia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is the Editor-in-Chief of the South Asian Journal of HRM to be published by Sage India from June, 2014. His research & publications cover a broad range of management areas, including Strategic HRM & Knowledge Management, e-HRM/HRIS, HR in Indian BPO, Multinationals from Emerging Economies, IT Project Leadership and Global Services Offshoring. He has published 3 books & over 50 journal papers, book chapters, case studies, consultancy reports and conference papers. He has received several national & international research grants and teaching awards.




How to Cite

Thite, M. (2014). Problems & Prospects of Technology as an Enabler of Strategic HRM. Journal of Human Resources Education, 7(3/4), 22–30. Retrieved from