Human Resources Management

Human Resource Management – The History
Human Resource Management – The History 150 150 Kanhai Chhugani

Human resource management is something all of us are familiar with. Would you like to know about the history of HR Management history? It is in fact quite fascinating!

It all started when the apprentices of the putting-out system were being provided with welfare measures. It was in the early part of 20th century that the very first personnel department came into existence. Ever since then Human resource management has come up a long way gaining more and more significance with time.

Sometime during the 1980s people came up with the abbreviation HR for human resources. Slowly the HR departments of organizations started taking over the functions of personnel department as well as the training department, thereby forming a synergy. Organizations started realizing that as their business increased, they had new requirements for staff restructuring and training. The decisions made by the companies had to be in the direction of the welfare of its employees as they were their biggest assets.

With the advancement in technology HR organizations have successfully moved from personnel management to business execution. Here is some information about how the four different generations of HR have evolved over the last twenty odd years:

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From Personnel Department to Human Resources Department
From Personnel Department to Human Resources Department 150 150 Kanhai Chhugani

HR Department ProgressIt was in the 80s.

When Mr.Harish Goyal got his first job. How he had waited for his appointment letter from the personnel department. In fact, his first few days in the job required him to spend most of his time with the personnel department filling out forms and straightening out administration of legalities, leaves, remuneration and perks along with compliances with law and other such logistics.

In 2014, when his daughter waited for her appointment letter from the HR, Harish was pleasantly surprised.

From the traditional Personnel department to a dynamic Human Resource, so much has changed and how.

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