Human Resource Services, Inc. (HRS) was created in New York City in 1969 by William K. Zinke and was a progenitor for changing the outdated terms of Employee Relations/Personnel/Industrial Relations to Human Resources, which has become the term of choice in succeeding years. HRS began with a broad consulting focus on human resources (HR) management. The HRS consulting activities have expanded to include meetings and conferences around the world, as well as organizing occasional surveys on topics of particular interest.
In September 1970, one year after its creation, HRS held a five-day event in Brussels, Belgium for HR heads and other corporate executives on the theme of "Multinational Corporations and Human Resources” that attracted more than 60 participants from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the succeeding years , the consulting activities of HRS have extended to the global level.
As a capstone of this focus, HRS is holding a major event limited to 100-150 Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) titled “The Changing Face of Human Resources Over the Next Ten Years” to focus on the transformative changes that can be anticipated by CHROs during this formative period of time. The event will be held on March 23-24,2017 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in DC, with Ram Charan, a well-known and highly-regarded consultant to CHROs, top management and boards of directors of major multinational companies (MMCs) throughout the world, as the opening speaker.
Other speakers will include Santrupt Misra, Director of Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group (4th largest Indian company with annual revenues exceeding US $41B) and CEO of its Carbon Black Business (US $4.1B in annual revenues). Invitations are presently pending to two other leading speakers, and there will be a four-person panel session of CHROs from different countries plus small-group breakout sessions on strategic HR issues. This is planned to be a particularly interactive event.