Realizing employee and organizational performance gains through electronic human resource management use in developing countries
The purpose of this paper is to propose and test a model designed to realize employee and organizational performance gains in developing economies.Design/methodology/approachData were collected through a survey involving 35 organizations using electronic human resource management (e-HRM) systems. A purposive sampling technique was employed. Regression analysis making use of Process macro in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data.FindingsDespite its infancy in African countries, e-HRM use has a positive effect on employee and organizational performance. The organization-wide gains are enhanced through employee performance mediation.Practical implicationsElectronic-HRM use, complemented by human resource best practices that impact positively on individual performance, is likely to enhance organizational performance gains. Employee performance mediation effect is likely to further enhance the effect of e-HRM usage on organizational performance.Originality/valueThis study represents a first attempt to examine the role of employee performance as an intervening variable in the relationship between e-HRM use and organizational performance. The findings bring into attention the role of organizational members' performance in explaining organizational performance gains. The findings also result in a model that should lead to increased employee and organizational performance.