John's book, set to be released before the SHRM Annual Conference, emerged from a profound personal experience — the passing of his parents — which made him reflect on his own goals and aspirations. With the guidance of his marketing director, Bridget Klein, the book took shape after an impactful presentation titled "HR Like a Boss" at Kent State University.
"HR Like a Boss" aims to empower HR professionals with an ownership mindset, a passion for HR and people, and a commitment to awesome HR. John introduces a five-step HR Like a Boss business plan, emphasizing purposeful commitment, being people-centric, maintaining process continuity, consistently producing results, and understanding the profitable components of the company.
With quotes and insights from more than 40 HR professionals, John's book offers a rich tapestry of diverse perspectives. It aims to instill confidence in HR professionals, enabling them to approach their work with self-assurance and unwavering belief.
John Bernatovicz is a husband, father, brother, coach, competitive amateur golfer, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author, and HR expert who is eager to embolden leaders to do better and have fun. Over the last 20 years, John has been an owner of six business ventures and is currently the president of Willory, a staffing and consulting firm dedicated to HR and payroll. John’s passion is transforming purpose-driven organizations to meet their full potential and ensuring they find, develop, and empower the best talent.