Snigdha Pushpa Singh
who is the father of HR???? and what is boss plank ???
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Few discussions have happened on this Topic - Father of HR, just go thro it, you will find the answer.
Not sure about Boss plank

From India, Chennai
Hello Preya420 I am Ready for Father of HR Ha ha ha. The Chinese are known to be the first to use employee screening techniques, way back in 1115 B.C.
From Pakistan, Karachi

I think you people are forgotten about the great "Chanakya". Why we Indians do not think away from west and contemporary. Go back and peek. There is a lot the west has learned from the ancient India.
The Hindu civilization is almost 5000 old. The Holy Vedas and Upanishads contain all the wisdom that is required to organize the human activity. so there is nothing older than this on the earth. But it is "we" who have forgotten the path shown to us by our forefathers.
I am of firm belief that "Sanskrit" must be taught at school and college level, if we want to achieve the old wisdom of organization of human activity.

From India, Chandigarh
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Hi Abhi,

I wonder on what basis you have treated Robert Owen as the Father of HR? You have not quoted any instance or his works that may prove him to be the Father of HR.

Contrarily, Robert Owen (14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858 ), was just a social reformer and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement, which had nothing to do much with the HR functions.

Further, the following is the list of his works, which also does not include any work on HR:

• 1813. A New View Of Society, Essays on the Formation of Human Character. London.
• 1815. Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System. 2nd edn, London.
• 1817. Report to the Committee for the Relief of the Manufacturing Poor. In The Life of Robert Owen written by Himself, 2 vols, London, 1857-8.
• 1818. Two memorials behalf of the working classes. In The Life of Robert Owen written by Himself, 2 vols, London, 1857-8.
• 1819. An Address to the Master Manufacturers of Great Britain. Bolton.
• 1821. Report to the County of Lanark of a Plan for relieving Public Distress. Glasgow: Glasgow University Press.
• 1823. An Explanation of the Cause of Distress which pervades the civilized parts of the world. London. & Paris.
• 1830. Was one of the founders of the Grand National Consolidated Trade Union (GNCTU)
• 1832. An Address to All Classes in the State. London.
• 1849. The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race. London.

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