Human Resource Professional Day – September 26, 2022

Human Resource Professional Day is celebrated every September 26 and is designed to pay tribute to those working in H.R. departments everywhere. This day also aims to raise awareness about the role of the job.

Sharing information about H.R. professionals is important so that we know what it is like to be part of this community. If you’re interested in working in human resources, you should be able to find a lot of great information online during this celebration.

History of Human Resource Professional Day

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen referenced Human Resource Professional Day (H.R. Professional Day) back in October of 2013. He created this day to recognize and celebrate human resource professionals because they play an integral role in ensuring the success of organizations by nurturing and developing human capital.

H.R. professionals carry out multiple tasks in an organization. They have to follow important legislation, help co-workers get paid, and get to plan those fun company parties after a long year’s work. It was not until Governor-General Hon Steadman Alvin Ridout Fuller declared it an official holiday in Jamaica in 2018 that H.R. Professional Day came into the spotlight.

H.R. Professional Day is an opportunity to learn about what H.R. does to make employees’ lives better and give people the opportunity to join the H.R. industry. H.R. Professional Day is all about thanking and appreciating the hard work of H.R. staff since they handle the most difficult situations, such as staff negotiations, corporate liaison, and legislation interpreting.

Human Resource Professional Day timeline

1900
The History of Human Resource Management Begins

H.R. professionals are called ‘welfare secretaries,’ who are women and involved with the protection of women and girls.

1920
‘Labor Manager’ or ‘Employment Manager’ titles

These jobs are introduced to the engineering industry and other industries.

1945
The term ‘personnel management’ is introduced

Employment management and welfare work become integrated under the broad term ‘personnel management.’

2018
Human Resources Professional Day

It is declared a public holiday by Governor-General Hon Steadman Alvin Ridout Fuller.

Human Resource Professional Day FAQs

Is there an H.R. Appreciation Day?

Professionals and organizations all over the world celebrate the second annual International Human Resources Day on May 20.

Is H.R. a good career path?

H.R. is a rewarding career field poised for growth.

Is H.R. hard to study?

If you have a strong grasp of the concepts and enjoy some history and numbers, this course is fairly easy to navigate.

How to Observe Human Resource Professional Day

  1. Host public lectures

    On this day, many lectures are held to raise awareness about the importance of this profession. People interested in gaining insight into the H.R. job market attend these lectures.

  2. Inspire other individuals to take on jobs in H.R.

    You can spread the word about this job role and the opportunities available in the H.R. community. This may inspire people to enroll in an H.R. course.

  3. Get a better understanding of your H.R. department

    A lot of people are shocked when they discover how much work H.R. professionals take on. This will help you to appreciate your Human Resources department.

5 Tasks That H.R. Professionals Carry Out

  1. Recruit candidates

    H.R. understands the organization’s needs and makes sure those needs are met when recruiting for new positions.

  2. Arrange interviews

    The Human Resources department is in charge of hiring the right employees for the vacant job by arranging interviews.

  3. Process payroll

    They calculate taxes and expenses that need to be reimbursed, employee working hours, and raises and bonuses.

  4. Conduct disciplinary actions

    H.R. needs to develop a strong enough relationship with managers and employees to maintain a healthy working relationship.

  5. Maintain employee records

    This requirement is mandated by statute.

Why Human Resource Professional Day is Important

  1. H.R. professionals are important for an organization

    They carry out many tasks. They are in charge of managing relationships with human capital, which are the most valuable assets of a business.

  2. H.R. aims to help employees

    The main purpose of H.R. departments is to help employees thrive. Protecting employees' well-being is of utmost importance.

  3. The H.R. department interacts with employees

    If an H.R. department never interacts with employees, it isn’t doing its job. H.R. professionals must know what is happening with their employees.

Human Resource Professional Day dates

YearDateDay
2022September 26Monday
2023September 26Tuesday
2024September 26Thursday
2025September 26Friday
2026September 26Saturday

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