International Human Resources Day, 20 May

This year International Human Resources Day 2022 is being celebrated on 20th May 2022.


“International HR Day is your opportunity to join your profession in an international recognition of all the hardworking HR and people professionals around the world.”


Today, 20 May we will recognise the profession, the work that we do and our positive contribution for individuals and organisations, on a national and international scale.

International HRDay provides an opportunity to:

Recognise HR and people practices at an individual, company, national and international level

Publicise the significant contribution the HR and people profession is making right now

Showcase how we work across boundaries though EAPM to develop thinking and practice.

The theme for 2022 is HR shaping the new future

The theme is about building an identity for HR into something bigger than itself. It is about our role as a profession in leading change to improve working lives, and not slipping back into traditional ways of thinking and working.

The theme implies we are leading a future that will be more inclusive, flexible, participative; one which will benefit workers, organisations and society as a whole.

Get involved

We encourage associations, companies, organisations and individuals to celebrate and recognise HR’s contribution and key role in shaping the new future. You will find ideas for how you might want to get involved and materials to support you below.

There are a number of events taking place across the world in recognition of International HR Day, check out the event calendar and if you’re hosting one yourself and would like it included in please complete the submission form.

With Agency Report