Over my three decades in human resources (HR), I’ve gathered a pretty good library on the subject. In its titles, I can see the evolution of the field during that time—an evolution that I can also see in the titles I and other HR professionals have held over the years.
We used to be Human Resources or Personnel Managers. Then we went through a period when we were Human Capital Managers. I think that was a well-intentioned attempt to position the function as more strategic, but it never felt right to me. It