International Human Resources Day – 20 May

International Human Resources Day – 20 May

On 20 May, the HR profession will celebrate International Human Resources Day, a day to celebrate how the HR profession helps drive business success by attracting and developing the right talents and helping people to grow. HR as a profession will come together to celebrate the positive contribution HR makes to the growth of individuals and organizations on both a national and international scale.

The theme for 2022 is “HR shaping the new future.” The theme is about the role of HR is changing and improving working lives, not slipping back into traditional ways of thinking and working. The theme implies we are leading a future that will be more inclusive, flexible, and participative; one that will benefit workers, organizations, and society as a whole.


This project emerged through the international collaboration of 33 countries gathered under the umbrella of the European Association for People Management (EAPM ), which aims to allow HR professionals to celebrate the work that is done both for the organizations in which they work and for society in general.

The role of the human resources department in a company has evolved, participating in different aspects of the management of a company including trends in salary, training, talent acquisition, employer branding, engagement, retention, corporate social responsibility (CSR), or outsourcing. HR has always supported the company’s goals, vision, mission, values ​​, and not least the business and performance results. Collaboration and not least the optimization support as well as the individual employees’ opportunity for personal development has always been a priority area for HR.

Throughout the ages, HR has always been a management tool to support the organization’s development and financial results. HR will continue to do so in the future. HR has been the body in the organization that has been able to be the partner that brings managers and employees in greater interaction – and challenges organizations in the development that are required to be at the forefront of the competitive world, we are all a part of both in the private as well as public organizations. Trust, efficiency, and not least Continuous improvement – which is the ongoing process we all in everyday life should and must be able to support.

Why Celebrate International HR Day

Celebrate this day of visibility to the important People Management Function and recognize HR practices at the national and international levels. Professionals and organizations all over the world celebrate International Human Resources Day in recognition of the dedicated people who make HR a vital organ of offices and industries. The HR professionals care for the workers like a family members.

Human resource professionals are the people who will make our organizations succeed, and, ultimately, through our work, we will continue on our journey to build better workplaces for a better world. International HR Day is an opportunity for any organization to join the rest of the world in international recognition of all the hardworking HR professionals around the world do to keep organizations strong.

Inspirational HR quotes

“Human Resource isn’t a thing we do; it’s the thing that runs our business.” – Steve Wynne

“You can’t mandate productiveness; you should give you the equipment to let other folks grow to be their very best” – Steve Jobs

”Individuals are the important thing to good fortune or abnormal good fortune” – Azim Premji

“A great leader also can make people an inch taller in his presence” – NR Narayana Murthy

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.” – Sir Richard Branson

“When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” – Betty Bender

“Every good conversation starts with listening.” – Tom Haak

“Treat your employees right, so they won’t use your internet to search for a new job.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Human Resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves” –Ken Robinson

“We recruit for attitude and train for skill”-Atul Gawande

“Practice makes permanent”-Dr. Tom Watson

“If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants”-David Ogilvy

The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people. Bill Gates

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.