Can you be in HR for more than 30 years and still be geeked about it? The answer is — YES you can!! HR leader and popular “Everyday People” blogger Steve Browne takes a fresh look at HR through an engaging assortment of real-life examples, insights, and epiphanies and encourages practitioners to drop the preconceptions of what HR should be and instead look to what HR could be. Read this book to rekindle your passion for a field that is vibrant and vital and touch the lives of everyone your encounter with HR on Purpose!
“Steve does a masterful job of not only helping us all understand what capabilities are needed to be successful into the future in our profession, but does so in a manner that leaves us excited, inspired, and ready to take action. HR on Purpose is a must-read for anyone at any point in their career in the ever-changing HR field.” —Jason Averbook, Co-founder of Infusion and former CEO, The Marcus Buckingham Company
“Steve Browne has a passage in this book that says: ‘When you go into a grocery store, you are drawn to the things that are placed to catch your eye. Companies intentionally pay for better shelf space so that you will look at their brands in the hope that you’re more likely to buy their goods. We have to do this in HR. We have to get in the line of sight of our employees and make our goods attractive and accessible.’ I urge you to put this book at eye level in wherever you work and make sure you see this book every day. Each day, open it like an HR daily devotional and read for five minutes. It doesn’t really matter where you open the book. Just randomly open it and read. You will be a better HR professional and a better person for doing it.” —Paul Hebert, Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, Creative Group
“As someone who has known Steve Browne for many years and considers him a friend and mentor, I’ve been suggesting for years that he write a book to share his wealth of wisdom and experiences with HR and business leaders. I’m so excited that it’s finally here! This book is a great collection of personal stories and observations, as well as great tips and advice for human resources professionals. Steve’s encouragement to engage with people, get to know them, and make HR relevant in the workplace is much needed, and his guidance and strategies come both from years of experience as a successful HR/business/community leader and from the heart. He truly cares about the future of HR and HR professionals. I strongly suggest that you read this book and highlight relevant passages so you can refer and continually challenge yourself to implement the suggestions that are offered. If you want to be encouraged, inspired, and given a road map for success as an HR professional, this book is a must-read!” —Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent LLC, and CEO, DisruptHR LLC
“Steve Browne reminds us of the rewards of a career in human resources. He shares his wisdom and experiences, and underscores the importance of focusing on others first and always. Not just because it’s a feel-good idea, but because it’s an effective way to influence business and affect the bottom line.” —Susan Meisinger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, J.D., former CEO of SHRM and renowned columnist on HR leadership