Did they have HR in the ‘60s?
I was watching Mad Men and Anchorman. I wondered when Human Resources was created.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes, but it was called "personnel", and it didn't do everything that it does now, especially not the things that you had in mind when you asked this question. What is now called "sexual harassment" was (mostly) legal then.
- 4 weeks ago
CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE TOO YOU KNOW!!!
- TavyLv 71 month ago
Personnel department in the U.K. we had very few workers rights in those days.
- JohnLv 71 month ago
hr started when management didn't want employees to have a voice.
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- ScottLv 61 month ago
Yes, but back then it would have been known as the personnel dept.
- DEBSLv 71 month ago
Of course it did. It may not have had the exact same duties or focus as it does today, but for any company of size there has always been a department in charge of administrative duties surrounding the hiring, maintaining, and termination of employees.