Connecting the Dots: Internet of Things and Human Resource Management

beSpacific 2017-02-09

A. Narasima Venkatesh, Dr., Connecting the Dots: Internet of Things and Human Resource Management (February 8, 2017). American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, ISSN (Print): 2328-3734. Available for download at SSRN:

“With every organization increasingly becoming technology-obsessed to effectively manage business operations, HR leaders have no choice but to acclimatize to innovations in processes like recruitment, benefits management and payroll. One fascinating topic that is garnering loads of media attention these days is the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT). Today, “The Internet of Things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly delightful topic of discussion in the workplace and outside of it. Indisputably, the growth and expansion in technology has considerably enhanced the way we lead our lifestyle. Practically, in all the areas of life, technology has made its remarkable impact including different modes of communication using various types of electronic gadgets like laptops, mobile phones, tablets, smart phones etc., Today, it is a reality that gadgets and domestic appliances can be connected to the internet and invariably send and/or receive information from/to your smartphone and this scenario is just a preamble to an infinitely connected world in the near future. However, it is a known fact that people spend most of their time in doing office work and as such, it is high time to know how the world of Internet of Things (IoT) will change the workplace environment in future and to understand how it is already showing the signs of the impacting the way businesses are run today. From the progression of the mobile job seeker, to embedding microchips to manage employees, the growing nature of Internet of Things (IoT) appears to impact the way human resources work in organizations’ and also the way organizations run their business operations.”