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'?
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?