It’s been said that the most important values of any profession are shared knowledge and shared experience, the passing along of what we know from person to person and generation to generation. This is certainly true of HR.
Too often in the early days of our profession, there wasn’t a ready source for people to ask when crunch time came and critical problems had to be solved. In the days after World War II, hundreds of thousands of soldiers were returning home, and workplace issues were moving to the forefront of American life. Employers needed help recruiting skilled employees while adjusting to a peacetime economy. Our profession was growing like never before.
But there was a problem: HR professionals needed a voice in business and government, as well as a forum to exchange ideas.
Click here to read about how HR responded then, and how the evolution of our profession continues now.