In late 2018, John began working on a presentation centered around the key concept that the best human resources professionals he knows have a unique understanding of the financial and business side of their organizations. In fact, some of the best are business people first and human resources professionals second. After delivering the fourth presentation to a local SHRM chapter the idea for writing a book was born. And everyone knows the best way to write a book about gaining expertise is to talk to the experts. These chats build the foundation for “HR Like a Boss” the book while providing game-changing advice from those conducting human resources “like a boss.” Watch the “HR Like a Boss” presentation at PHRA in 2019.
About Kelly Keefe
An award-winning business leader and human resource professional, Kelly is the first female president in ERC’s 100-year history. Under her leadership, ERC has helped organizations locally, nationally, and globally shift the paradigm and become more people-centric.
A pioneer in making a flexible work arrangement a success, Kelly knows that great workplaces value both results and people. ERC provides HR services in Northeast Ohio through training and consulting for thousands of employers. Beyond that, ERC founded the NorthCoast 99 awards recognizing their region’s best employers for top talent. Kelly recently took the reins from a Hall of Fame business leader, Pat Perry. Kelly has been working at ERC for 17 years after initially returning to work part-time once her kids started school. She understands the harmonious balance required to do a fantastic job at work while providing for and raising a family.