Why Human Resources?
December 19, 2007 7:03 AM Subscribe
In researching this question, I found this quote: "When Personnel became Human Resources, we all lost something.
", which exactly sums up my feeling today.
Does anyone know when and why 'Personnel' became 'Human Resources'?
posted by MtDewd to Work & Money (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Was there a 'good' reason, or is it just trendy?
Might it have come out of an MBA program or a certain theorist?
It seems to me I noticed the HR term first in the 80's and it coincided [?] with other negative changes in the workplace. I worked for a large corporation for 30 years and it was definitely a better place to work when there was a Personnel Department then when there was an HR Department..
I find just the term Human Resources to be demeaning- I am no longer a person, but just a resource.
Can anybody tell I've been filling out my Employee Self-Evaluation today?