JoAnn Steffes is the principal owner of Steffes HR Advantage. Prior to founding the company, she was a Managing Partner at PeopleFirst HR Solutions, Vice President-Human Resource Director for Ovation Marketing and worked with other notable businesses such as Hanover Direct/The Company Store and Marshfield Clinic.
With more than 20 years of experience in diverse industries, JoAnn delivers in-depth knowledge in the following areas:
- Employee relations
- Policies and procedures management
- Talent management
- Organizational development
- Talent acquisition
- Diversity initiatives
- Affirmative action compliance, training and development
- Leadership and management coaching
She is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and talent. JoAnn works to develop and implement strategies that make organizations more efficient, boost employee productivity and morale, and helps integrate HR into a successful overall corporate culture.
In addition to her accomplishments in Human Resources, she has also provided career transition services for more than five years through one-on-one coaching and group workshops.
JoAnn is currently on the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and is a member of several professional organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Her accomplishments in the areas of creating a work/life balance and the overall positive contributions that health and wellness have for a company have been featured in Adweek, Coulee Region Women, Successful Business, and Commerce Now.