Human Relations Month – February 2023

National Human Relations Month is an annual celebration that is observed every February. The month-long celebration is observed with a myriad of events such as seminars, programs, and training that aim to strengthen human relationships and build a community where we can rely on each other. National Human Relations Month celebrates the noble values of social justice, equality, and diversity that support human relationships. The celebrations are observed by workplaces and universities that are entrusted with the responsibility of fair and equal representation of all communities. You can celebrate the month by raising awareness, getting your organization to observe the celebration and more.

History of Human Relations Month

National Human Relations Month celebrates unity in diversity. This is the month to cherish our uniqueness and how these elements make us stronger for the better and carry the learnings from the month to the rest of the year. Workplaces celebrate National Human Relations Month as a way to acknowledge the various identities and representations at the organization. If you work in the Human Resource team at an organization, this is a great time to take cognizance of workplace diversity and how you can make the organization more inclusive.

National Human Relations Month is also the time to refamiliarize employees with labor laws, their rights and privileges, health and safety, and workplace ethics. Honesty in conduct at workplaces can positively impact employees and encourage them to do their best and reach their professional potential.

States across America organize events where H.R. professionals from different organizations come together to discuss human resource policies and what they can do at organizational levels to make the workplaces inclusive spaces for employees of every community. National Human Relations Month aims to create a world where everyone is treated with respect, given equal opportunities to succeed, and assured fairness when in need of legal help.

Human Relations Month timeline

1893
The Term ‘H.R.’ is coined

Economist John R. Commons coins the term.

1900
National Cash Register Co.

The first company to use rudimentary H.R.

1913
Wage Increase

With the help of H.R., employees raise the minimum wage to $2.5 from $2.

1920
Personnel Administration

Organizations start having a different team that would hire employees.

Human Relations Month FAQs

What are human relations?

Human relation is a relationship between the human resources of the organization and its employees.

Why are human relation skills important?

Human relations skills such as communication and handling conflict can help us create better relationships.

What are the five human relations skills?

The 5 human relations skills are communication, conflict resolution, multitasking, negotiation, and organization.

How to Observe Human Relations Month

  1. Observe at your workplace

    Ask the H.R. at your workplace to observe National Human Relations Month. This is also the time to familiarize yourself with your professional rights.

  2. Talk about it on social media

    Talk about National Human Relations Month on your social media. This will help more and more people seek inclusivity at their workplaces.

  3. Read about labor laws

    Through the month of National Human Relations Month, read up and learn more about labor laws, both at state and national levels. You never know when this could come in handy.

5 Facts About Corporate America That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Profits are concentrated on a few companies

    6% of all American companies create 50% of the national wealth.

  2. Most companies don’t make much profit

    94% of all American businesses don’t make $1 million in profits.

  3. Most companies have a small workforce

    89% of companies have a workforce of 20 people or less.

  4. Small businesses create jobs

    They hire 48% of all of America’s workforce.

  5. Immigrants are important to corporate America

    They own 20% of all American businesses.

Why Human Relations Month is Important

  1. It holds organizations accountable

    Celebrations such as National Human Relations Month hold organizations responsible by making sure that they entrust their employees with rights and privileges. It is always important to be aware of your rights as an employee.

  2. It makes workplaces inclusive

    National Human Relations Month makes workplaces inclusive. Employees are reminded of their rights and the H.R. ensures that every employee is correctly and fairly represented.

  3. It hopes for a better future

    National Human Relations Month aims to build a future where no one is discriminated against along the lines of their identity. This is an ideal the whole of society should strive for.

Human Relations Month dates

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