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Publisher's Summary

Can you be in HR for more than 30 years and still be geeked out 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. Listen to this book to rekindle your passion for a field that is vibrant and vital and touch the lives of everyone you encounter with HR on Purpose!

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Enjoyable book about the HR profession

Lots of nuts and bolts tips and anecdotes designed for HR professionals. I’m a business owner so this wasn’t exactly written for me but it was quite enjoyable and the author was very likable. Five star listen.

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Disappointing

The writing and delivery of this book is disappointing. I would describe it more as a book on his complaints and inappropriate actions than an HR book. Examples are that he rambles on about inaccurate complaints about an industry he claims to love and the fact that he has a real sword in his office at work. Any true HR professional would never condone a weapon at work, certainly not the HR lead of a company. Please don’t read this if you care about Human Resources.

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Great story, stuffy narrator

This was the book I needed to recharge my mindset within HR. We can feel alone sometimes and often question why we do what we do and this book is exactly the reasons.

The narrator sounded stuffy the entire book which was distracting personally. There were some things that would have crossed over better with reading the physical book.

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Great read!

I definitely enjoyed this book. As a young HR Profesaional this book waa filled with great valuable insights. Steve not only shared best practises that would definite assist in your HR journey but also mistakes made which everyone can use as a learning lesson. I will definitely use this book as a go to on those days when things are rough. Thanks Steve for being intentional.

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Very Inspiring..makes me remember why I am in HR!

I will definitely re-read this from time to time. Very humbling. I loved every chapter!

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Exciting!

I truly enjoyed the storytelling, but more importantly I appreciated the lessons in each chapter! I am glad to know I am not the only outlier in the HR field! I am GEEKED about HR.

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GREAT BOOK!

I chose this book to learn more about the field of HR and I was highly intrigued by Steve’s thoughtful and story-telling approach. Each chapter was full of insight and information on how HR is an exciting and multidimensional career. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn more about HR, learn to love their HR position more or want to start making a real
Impact in their business!

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Steve ROCKS!

Steve Browne is one of the most genuine, passionate and upbeat people I’ve ever met. I was so excited to see his HR philosophy published!

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Not for me

I got this book because I am interested in pursuing HR as a career. I expected to hear more of a "day in the life" type stuff. And not just little tidbits that sort of hint at what life is like in HR. It was just ok. I struggled to finish it.

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Great book for those looking ahead in HR, not stuck in the past

I read the negative reviews for this audio book before purchasing. Those reviews are people working in HR (or Personnel as Steve referred to) driven by policy, black or white, reactive administrators. Not to be harsh, but those resistant to change would not like this book based on that.

Steve Browne talks about bringing the human aspect back in HR. It’s extremely refreshing to get his take on how HR has developed and is more of a partner to the business. He talks about how employees should be valued, listened to as a proactive nurturing approach to HR. I’ve been in HR for 7 years, focusing on Talent Acquisition mainly and I loved his softened approach.

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  • Kim.S
  • 10-02-20

No really about hr

I felt this was more the authors ramblings of growing up and although he points at each memory being a lesson its not helpful at all

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  • 07-08-19

loved the sentiments in this book

I really enjoyed the book and it had some great views on which I will establish some of my activities on.

The narrator believed in the book and you could feel it in the narration