A Brief History of Human Resources (Infographic)

By: on July 29, 2020

Humans (and our distant ancestors) have been around for over two million years. And for as long as we’ve lived, it’s been clear that working together is the best way to survive. Because of that knowledge, people management—in one form or another—has been around for a long time, too.

So, how did we get to this point in human resources (HR) history? What brought us here? How has the invention of technology like HR software influenced the role of the HR function? What does the future hold for HR departments?

The answers to these questions are complicated, but there’s a lot we can learn from HR industry turning points. Check out the most influential moments in the history of HR in our infographic below.

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