Melody Chigogo

Melody Chigogo

PhD Student

Melody is a second-year MPhil/PhD student in the School of Management and Marketing at the University of Greenwich. Melody holds a master's in management from the Saxion University of Applied Sciences; an MBA from the Women’s University of Africa and BSc honours degree in Human resources management from the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Her PhD research topic is the impact of the increased use of Human Resource digital technologies on Human Resources professionals.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in organisations’ Human Resources Management. As a result, many HR managers are now adopting more technology, offering 100% remote work, social media for recruitment or an increased percentage compared to what they used to offer previously.  It is also worth noting that the global HR technology market size was valued at USD 22.90 billion in 2021, the market is projected to grow from USD 23.98 billion in 2022 to USD39.9 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.5% during the forecast period (Fortune Business Insights, 2022). However, it is unclear, what the impact is of the acceleration of HR digital technologies on the HR professional. There is little agreement in the current e-HRM research on a framework that conveys how Information Technology can be leveraged to exploit its full benefits with HR. Hence, this study aims to explore the experiences of the HR professional in light of the increased use of HR digital technologies.

The PhD is supervised by  Dr Sterling Rauseo, Dr Laura William and Dr Graham Symon.

Responsibilities within the university

Melody is a member of the Centre for Research on Employment and Work (CREW). She is also a member of the Management Inquiry Group (MIG).

Research / Scholarly interests

Interested in Human resources digital technologies.

Recent publications

Centre For Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC): The future of the workplace 2023.

Presentation title: The Impact of the increased use of HR digital technologies by HR Professionals.