Human resources, PEO and staffing pioneer H. Britt Landrum, Jr. explores history and business philosophy in his new memoir, Working a Better Way: A Fifty Year History of LandrumHR

As Pensacola, Florida-based LandrumHR celebrates 50 years in business on August 3, founder and former CEO H. Britt Landrum, Jr. will release his memoir—Working a Better Way: A Fifty Year History of LandrumHR.

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The company is well known and highly regarded in the HR services industry as an independent, mid-tier player with a presence in 49 states providing HR services to more than 1,800 businesses and thousands of employees and job seekers annually.

Landrum was one of the early entrants in the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry (formerly known as employee leasing) and was instrumental in lobbying at the state and national level for regulations and protections to make PEOs more accountable to clients and employees, all the while growing the valuable contributions they make to our country’s workforce and local communities.

Landrum’s inspiring memoir highlights the importance of abiding by the “Golden Rule” in both business and personal relationships.

“In telling the story of LandrumHR I wanted to give credit to the many trusted and dedicated employees who worked very hard to create, grow and sustain a business that we could all be proud of,” Landrum said.

“I wanted readers of our story to know the importance we place on always doing the ‘right thing’ and being the capable, responsible people that we are expected to be,” he said. “I also wanted to share something about the culture of family that we developed over the years, and how our staff members demonstrate compassion for each other, for the less fortunate in our communities, as well as for our clients and worksite employees.”

Working a Better Way is a feel-good story of a thriving, family-owned business molded from Landrum’s vision, his entrepreneurial spirit, his integrity and his trusted relationships. His story illustrates the countless, tangible ways in which triumphs are realized when one’s core values transcend into the workplace. It is lightly sprinkled with a dose of practicality, self-effacing humor, with lessons learned and with examples of human connection that underscore business vitality.

Readers will learn about the fundamentals of human value creation, relationship-building and beneficial business and HR management practices that have application for companies across all industries.

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John Heer, retired Health System CEO whose hospitals on three occasions won the Malcolm Baldrige Award, the nation’s Presidential Award for Quality, said of the book, “It’s a great case study for those interested in learning about people’s experiences in business, the pursuit of new opportunities, and the ‘why’ behind the decisions that drive success.”

Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Community Institute and author of Wall Street Journal bestseller The Busy Leader’s Handbook said, “We think of HR as being about compliance, rules, and policies, but the heart of it is still human. Mr. Landrum understood the value of trust, and its connection to employee engagement, long before it was a ‘thing.'”

As a full-service HR outsourcer, LandrumHR was recognized as one of the 25 best small businesses to work for in America for five consecutive years, and in 2007 earned the prestigious Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for organizational excellence.

Landrum retired in 2017 but remains active as chairman of the family board. He has served in numerous leadership positions in his industry and with the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Liberty Mutual Insurance and in Pensacola with Baptist Hospital, the University of West Florida Foundation, Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and United Way.

LandrumHR is now led by Landrum’s son, H. Britt Landrum, III, who serves as president and CEO. The company’s mission includes a dedication to making the “business of people” easier with proven expertise tailoring HR solutions to the particular needs of clients across a variety of industries.

Working a Better Way is available for purchase online at  and at Bodacious Bookstore and Café in Pensacola.

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