You Should Hear Questions, Not Crickets at Project Team Meetings

Posted by BusinessForward Team on April 7th, 2017

By Brittany Schrenker, Solutions Analyst

You are working through a project meeting. You reach the end and ask if anyone has questions. Everyone around the table is quiet, they nod their heads no, and check their watches. It is tempting to make the mistake of wrapping up early to simply put […]

The Happy Task of Creating a Female Mentorship Program

Posted by BusinessForward Team on March 3rd, 2017

Perspective One: The Mentors

By: Jennifer Rignani
When women leaders at BusinessForward began thinking about a mentoring program for a growing influx of bright young team members, they decided an organic approach made sense. Drawing upon their own experiences as mentees, it became clear that among the many relationships in a woman’s […]

Pay Attention to that Person Behind the Curtain: HR Tech Wizardry in 12 Steps

Posted by BusinessForward Team on January 12th, 2017

By Sara Loe, BusinessForward Solutions Analyst

When you think of human resources, what comes to mind? Policy enforcers and paper pushers, and employee relations, oh my! Well, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Things are changing.

For many outside of the HR realm this transactional stereotype rings true, but in reality, HR is now […]

People People: What Drives the HR Agenda?

Posted by BusinessForward Team on November 1st, 2016

By Clinton Kehr, BusinessForward Solutions Architect

In the last 10 years, Human Resources (HR) departments have been forced to transition from purely operational roles to those that service the needs and goals of the business. This has gotten HR leaders to thinking more about the how and why they deliver services. […]

The Three Ts of HR: Talent, Technology & Training 

Posted by BusinessForward Team on October 26th, 2016

By Heather Broman, BusinessForward Solutions Analyst

There are many reasons to look forward to the results of the HR Leadership Survey (coming in mid-November) that we conducted this fall with our partners at the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Why? Because aren’t we as professionals always talking about ourselves to them? When was […]

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