Steve Browne

About the Author

Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, is the Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc., a regional pizzeria restaurant chain in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio area with 16 locations and over 1,200 team members. Steve has been an HR professional for more than 30 years in the manufacturing, consumer products, and professional services industries. He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable in Cincinnati and runs an Internet message board for HR pros that reaches 7,800 plus people weekly. Steve joined the SHRM Board of Directors in January 2016. You can contact him at sbrowne@larosas.com, or on Twitter (@sbrownehr). You can also read more on his personal blog, Everyday People.

 

HR Roundtable: How HR Can Encourage Encouragement

We decided to start the HR Roundtable (of Cincinnati) off in 2017 on a positive note. The topic was “Encouragement At Work” and we were going to explore how to make this more of the norm versus an exception. Since we skipped meeting in January, people were eager to reconvene and get into…

How HR Can Help The Business Stay Relevant In A Changing World

The November HR Roundtable was doing its best to play the part of soothsayer and look ahead to what hasn’t happened yet. The topic was “Anticipating the Shift,” which most companies miss. There are endless examples of how companies thought they’d stay relevant no matter what, and they ended up disappearing. This forum…

HR Roundtable: How Technology Is Affecting Corporate Communication

With the on-going push and use of technology in our daily lives, communication has changed. It hasn’t really improved, but it has changed. The October HR Roundtable (in Cincinnati) wanted to take a look at this so we gathered to discuss “Communication and Technology.” Steve started with a rare caution before listing the…

HR Roundtable: What to Do About Political Talk At Work

The September (Cincinnati) HR Roundtable was jumping into controversial waters, but the timing was perfect because of the current event that will be occurring in November. The topic was “Politics In the Workplace.” This is one of those taboo topics that people tend to skirt around because people take fierce sides, it can…

HR Roundtable: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Performance Reviews

The March HR Roundtable in Cincinnati sought to take a look at a topic that is highly polarizing right now – Performance Reviews. The difference in this discussion was that we chose to look at three approaches to them – Yes, No or Maybe. It just made sense to split the small group questions…

HR Roundtable: How Do You Know if Your Organization Is Healthy?

The February HR Roundtable in Cincinnati was cool because the topic was suggested by one of the regular attendees. That kind of engagement is awesome and fits with what we gathered for. The topic was, “How do you know if your organization’s healthy? We talk about the workplace constantly in blogs, and there…

HR Roundtable: How Will a Social Responsibility Focus Change the Workplace?

Before 2015 closed out, the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati gathered to discuss the topic of Social Responsibility by organizations. It seems to be a hot topic, but it really isn’t clearly defined so it was worth tackling. Here’s what the small groups started with: How is social responsibility different than philanthropy? Why is…

HR Roundtable: What Will HR Look Like In 2020?

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 30 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016. Happy Holidays!  We took a different route for the June HR Roundtable in Cincinnati by trying to be prognosticators! Looking into the future is rarely accurate, but…

Best of HR Roundtable: Why Don’t We Focus More On Generational Strengths?

Editor’s Note: TLNT has been publishing Steve Browne’s recaps of the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati for more than five years. For two weeks, we’re bringing back some you might have missed. It has been literally months since the last HR Roundtable summary, and I want to thank you for the short respite. Please note that…

Best of HR Roundable: The Big Question – “What If I’m Not An ‘A’ Player?”

Editor’s Note: TLNT has been publishing Steve Browne’s recaps of the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati for more than five years. For two weeks, we’re bringing back some you might have missed. The April HR Roundtable in Cincinnati took an interesting turn this month because it was about a topic that truly tilted at the…

Best of HR Roundtable: What Makes Workplaces Great?

Editor’s Note: TLNT has been publishing Steve Browne’s recaps of the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati for more than five years. For two weeks, we’re bringing back some you might have missed. The people gathering for the December HR Roundtable in Cincinnati were coming in with a particular frame of mind about the topic, but…

Best of HR Roundtable: The Challenge In Dealing With Creative People

Editor’s Note: TLNT has been publishing Steve Browne’s recaps of the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati for more than five years. For two weeks, we’re bringing back some you might have missed. The May HR Roundtable in Cincinnati took a significant turn to address something that is discussed in closed offices and hallways, but rarely…