An animated timeline of the history of HR

did you know that the eight-hour work shift originated in India the year was 1912 and Tata Steel became the first company to limit the number of working hours for factory workers to eight this practice was then adopted by Henry Ford in 1914 in 1919 the Works Committee was formed in Tata Steel to handle complaints concerning service conditions and grievances this was later institutionalized as the Industrial Disputes act by the Government of India in 1947 in 1920 leave with pay Provident Fund and workmen accident compensation was introduced by Tata Steel in 1921 DuPont designed the first-ever multi-divisional organizational structure in 1928 maternity benefit was introduced by Tata Steel in 1943 Abraham Maslow explored what motivates people beyond pure survival and introduced the hierarchy of needs in 1945 the world's first educational institution dedicated to workplace studies school of industrial and labor relations was formed at Cornell in 1949 XLR I jump sheet bull was founded courses in management and trade unions kicked off in 1953 Heidrick & Struggles was founded a first in organized recruitment and leadership consulting in 1969 ABC consultants founded by biche Agarwal became the first organized recruitment firm in India in 1970 Sir Aubrey Daniels coined the term performance management to describe getting people to do what you want them to do in 1973 David McClelland started the use of competency in people management in 1974 Larsen and Toubro became the first organization to set up an HR day department in 1977 Roosevelt Moss Kanter professor at Harvard Business School published men and women of the corporation a landmark work on corporate bar as it relates to women in 1984 Wayne F Casa Co addressed the need to justify the cost effectiveness of the HR function in 1985 the National Human Resources development network was conceived in 1990 Edward Lawler introduced the concept of strategic bait in 1992 the importance of non-financial performance measures was emphasized in the balanced scorecard measures that drive performance in 1996 Dave Ulrich defined the term strategic partner and identified four roles employee champion administrative expert change agent and strategic partner in 2000 Ricardo Semler CEO of Semco Brazil introduced a system in the company where employees could set up their own pay and everyone knew what the other was making in 2008 Cali wrestler and Jody Thompson co-created the results only work environment where employees were paid for results rather than number of hours in 2010 people matters India's first 360-degree media platform for HR professionals published its first issue in 2012 Adobe abolished annual performance reviews and replaced them with a regular feedback mechanism and in 2013 big data became the next buzzword in HR the HR function has seen many phases of evolution people management irrespective of the shape and form it is in will continue to evolve because its main function is to make people and organizations more effective you