Tag Archive: HR Profession

Noble? Open Your Eyes.

I’ve been in the business world for close to 20 years now. For more than half of those years, I’ve been in a profession I once knew very little about and cared nothing for. I’m pretty sure the term Human Resources never even came up in Business School (if it did, it certainly didn’t resonate.)…

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The Not-So-Back-Office: Stephanie Kempa, a Mile Wide and Deep

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This (relatively) regular feature is designed to expose the “Trench HR” community (HR people practicing in a corporate environment – private or public) to leaders who have found success in our profession.  This interview with Stephanie Kempa, Senior HR Director with Hewlett-Packard (HP), was conducted, condensed, and in some cases paraphrased by Charlie Judy. Stephanie is responsible…

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The Not-So-Back-Office: Steve Browne’s Job is Selling Pizza

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This interview with Steve Browne, Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa’s Pizza, Inc., was conducted, condensed, and in some cases paraphrased by Charlie Judy. Q. Why did you pick HR? A. I had ambitions of being a chemical engineer until one day in college I watched an honors chemistry professor completely disregard the human element…

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Tuesday in the Trenches: Integrate vs. Adminstrate

This week’s Tuesday in the Trenches guest post is from Steve Browne, Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa’s Pizzeria. In business for over 50 years, LaRosa’s has grown to 63 locations in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region.  Steve has the daunting task of building and maintaining an environment and career experience that keeps LaRosa’s employees…

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Tuesday in the Trenches: A Groovy Kind of Love

This week’s #TrenchHR post is from Robin Schooling (@RobinSchooling).  Robin, an SPHR, is VP of Human Resources with a statewide organization in Louisiana and has over 20 years HR management experience in various industries including health care, banking and manufacturing. Robin is a Past President of the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM chapter and serves as Professional…

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