February 7, 2019

Recognize and Fix Misalignment of HR and Annual Goals

We’ve talked about the importance of including HR in the planning and developing stage of your yearly goals here. But what happens when you don’t? How can you tell if your annual goals and your HR department are out of alignment with each other? And, what can you do to fix that?

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January 30, 2019

Tips for Overseeing Your Annual Goal Rollout

The new year has begun and soon your company should be rolling out their goals for 2019. This should involve all aspects of management. Human Resources can often be forgotten, but this does a disservice to your company.

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January 14, 2019

3 Reasons To Include HR in Business Planning

While human resources may not be the first department you think of when determining your monthly or annual business goals and objectives, the department needs a chair at the planning table. This is becoming more commonly understood in business today. In fact, a 2018 survey CareerBuilder reports that 65% of CEOS believe the opinions of HR leaders matter more to senior management than ever before. Is your company keeping up with this trend?

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January 28, 2019

Qualities of Successful Remote Workers

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the qualities and skills needed to manage a remote workforce (read here). Now, let’s take a closer look at the qualities of a good remote employee. Employees who work from home require a specific skill set and need to possess a particular work ethic and attitudes. You have to be able to trust them to deliver the desired results without the day-to-day oversight that an office worker receives.

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December 10, 2018

Finding the Right Person to Manage Your Remote Workforce

As the term implies, a remote workforce allows company employees to work outside of the company’s physical location. Remote employees often work the same hours and have the same level of expectations and responsibilities as their in-house counterparts, but they do not have to be physically present. If your office is considering adopting a remote workforce, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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November 26, 2018

Collecting Employee Feedback for a Better 2019

2018 is coming to a close. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect and start planning for the next one. While it’s important to look back at sales, marketing and finances of course, don’t overlook the value of employee feedback.

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November 12, 2018

3 Steps Missing From Strategic Workforce Planning

It’s the season for strategic workforce planning for HR professionals. The workforce is the heart of a business, and having the right strategy in place makes success much more achievable. Don’t leave the planning process to the last minute. The sooner you start planning and evaluating the future of your workforce, the better.

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October 24, 2018

Top 5 Trends in HR for 2019

As 2018 winds down, many HR professionals are researching and preparing for next year’s changes and influences. Society, technology, economy, employment trends and politics can all affect the way our workplace is handled. This is why having excellent HR professionals is so important. The most effective HR leaders and business partners constantly educate themselves on how changes in the world affect their company and employees. That's why management consulting firms like Aspirant are finding ourselves in discussions on the trends most likely to impact HR in 2019.

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October 23, 2018

Insource, Outsource or Co-Source? These 5 Steps Help You Evaluate Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

The popularity of recruiting styles often shifts every few years. One year, outsourcing is in, and all the best people come from outside your company’s influence. The next year, insourcing is the only way, and the best people are already part of your organization! This can be more than a little confusing.

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October 1, 2018

3 Pitfalls of the Budgeting Process for CHRO

Making a budget can be difficult for any industry, any department. But however difficult, it’s a necessity to running a good business. Some would argue it’s a necessity to run a good household as well. For Human Resources, there are additional struggles in budgeting. HR is a department without direct income potential. That often makes budgeting a challenging endeavor. You can always reach out to one of the best Pittsburgh HR consulting firms here at Aspirant for help with this. But here are some tips for what to avoid if you are doing it on your own.

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