By any measure, 96 years is a long run. In business today, it’s a rarity.
A quick survey of Fortune 500 companies compared to a few decades ago highlights just how exceptional it is. Average company life expectancy used to be 75 years. Now it’s 15 and getting shorter by the day.
Through it all, one constant has been HR. The ability to manage people is a competitive advantage, and for the past 96 years Workforce has been there to help. Starting with this issue and continuing in the months ahead, our editors dig deep into the archives to show