HR on Purpose!! Five Ways to Own, Lead and Integrate HR Throughout Your Organization

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
Deliberate, conscious HR practice supports organizational goals and delivers positive, constructive culture.

HR is a critical function in organizations and is a fantastic profession !! Too often we sell ourselves short versus leveraging the value and strength we bring each day. This session shows practitioners tangible ways to own their role in their company, effective ways to integrate across departments, and how to build and sustain the human factor in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Owning HR—HR is at a crossroads where we need to own who we are and what we bring to organizations. We are not a support function. We are a leadership/development arm of the company.
  • The Human Factor—HR has the ability to personalize and practice HR at the individual level. Done well this leads to building an organization filled with people who truly perform in their roles. This is much more than putting the "H" in HR. It's allowing people to bring their best to their role every day.
  • The Power of Context—Giving employees context around why we have parameters and processes is a shift from the traditional organization. HR can affect the company from a behavioral perspective, which is sustainable on a long-term basis.
  • Development Not Measurement—HR must develop employees from the C-suite to management to front-line supervision. This takes a complete break from how companies currently approach employees. There is an intentional method that breaks through and leverages the strengths of our people.
  • Approach Is Key—HR has the responsibility to model the behavior it wants to see in others. It's not good enough to design programs; performance must be visible and consistent. HR sets the standard and direction of culture strategically across the organization.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member

Browne, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Board Member

Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP is the Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in the Midwest United States. He has 30+ years working as an HR professional in a variety of industries including consumer products, manufacturing, professional services and hospitality companies.

Steve is the author of the book, HR on Purpose !!, and an active blogger with his own blog, Everyday People ( He is a current member of the SHRM Board of Directors. Steve also runs a global HR network called the HR Net which reaches 12,000+ HR and business professionals globally each week.


Session Type: 
Mega Session
Business Acumen
HR Expertise
Leadership & Navigation
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