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Services, Inc. (HRS) was created in New York City in 1969 by William K. Zinke and was a progenitor for changing the outdated terms of Employee Relations/Personnel/Industrial Relations to Human Resources, which has become the term of choice in succeeding years.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, and to the legal field.

Human Resources

Bill has been a leader in the HR field since creating the term “Human Resources” in 1968. In the past 50 years, he has contributed to the center-stage strategic role that HR plays today in major corporations in the U.S. and on the global level.


Bill has been a leader in the legal field for more than 33 years, both with large law firms and with Chief Legal Officers of major companies on the global level. He has helped to change the title from General Counsel to Chief Legal Officer and legal practice from being reactive to being proactive.