I have yet to hear anybody call themselves a Human Resource so why should an HR Department think of them in this way? Each of us is a person, which means that the term “personnel” has much more relevance than “HR”.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term “Human Resources” was first used in a business context in 1961, although some business commentators believe that HR could be traced back to the earlier part of the twentieth century.

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