Human Resource Professional Day
Also known as
HR Professional Day
annually on September 26th (since 2001)
Human resource professionals aren't often given credit for their work, but Human Resource Professional Day aims to change this. It honors and gives credit to human resource professionals, and encourages people to learn more about human resource jobs and their importance to companies.
Human resource (HR) departments and the professionals who work in them make sure businesses and companies run smoothly. They influence their direction, helping to develop, build, and shape their values. They work in staffing, where they attract talent and develop and train employees. They are in charge of payroll, and they mediate conflict and act as corporate liaisons. HR specialists focus on one of these or other areas, while HR generalists work in a number of areas at once. Small companies often have a few HR generalists, while larger companies often have a number of HR specialists. All of these human resource professionals are celebrated today with Human Resource Professional Day!
How to Observe Human Resource Professional Day
A few ways you could celebrate:
- Learn more about human resource jobs and the many functions of human resource professionals.
- Explore HR.com.
- Honor all human resource employees. Express gratitude to them, give them gifts or letters of appreciation and celebrate them on social media.
- Attend an HR seminar.
- Encourage others to get into human resource work, or get into it yourself.