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Tim Reitsma From People Managing People On Building A Better World Of Work

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Tim Reitsma, General Manager of People Managing People.

Tim Reitsma
Tim Reitsma

People Managing People is an online publication focused on building a better world of work.

Tim has vast experience in people & culture, leadership, business strategy, and operations with a focus on building great teams who are excited about their craft and their organization.

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Scott Mastley (CHRO) On Growing Thread HCM

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Scott Mastley, the CHRO at Thread HCM.

Scott Mastley

Thread provides a leading technology platform, trusted by over 100,000 companies, and serving over 5,000,000 employees. This all-in-one solution offers a superior approach to hiring, managing, and growing their team. Thread also offers an HR consulting service to its extensive client base.

Scott joined Thread to develop and manage their HR consulting services.

He has 25 years of hands-on consulting, HR work, and leading HR teams with clients across multiple industries.

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How To Deal With Grief and Burnout As A Consultant – with Barbara Rubel

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Barbara Rubel from Griefwork Center Inc.

Barbara Rubel

Barbara Rubel is a dynamic speaker, author, and leading authority on occupational burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, resilience, and managing complicated loss.

Her keynotes, training sessions, and webinars are designed to give audiences practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in the workplace.

Barbara’s list of clients includes more than 1,000 organizations.

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Use This Simple 5-Step Process To Grow Your HR Business

Thanks to my podcast, newsletter, blog, LinkedIn posts, etc, I get marketing queries every week from companies and individuals running businesses in the HR sector.

The questions often revolve around this central question:

What should we do next?’


Prefer To Listen? Podcast Version of ‘Use This Simple 5-Step Process To Grow Your HR Business

In Episode 119 of the A Better HR Business show, I share a simple 5-step process you can use to grow your HR business.


It makes sense.

There are so many options out there for people trying to grow their HR business.

These lead to questions such as:

  • Should we be running paid ads somewhere?
  • Do we need a blog?
  • What should we be posting on LinkedIn?
  • Which types of companies should we approach? Why are they ignoring us?
  • Should I write a book?
  • What about Google AdWords?
  • What should we say on our website?
  • Should we be making videos?
  • How should we send emails? Hubspot, Mailchimp, Active Campaign, something else? 
  • How do we decide what to offer?
  • What’s the right angle to take in sales meetings?
  • How do we get more clients?

Again, ‘What should we do next?

People often feel a little overwhelmed.

A Simple 5-Step Process To Follow

Here’s a simple 5-step process I use with my clients which are either: consulting firms, HR tech firms, or individual consultants, all within the wide HR sector.

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Recommended HR Consultancy Businesses (across the HR sector)

When it comes to helping you find recommended HR consultancy businesses, we have two resources for you on this page:

Profiles of HR consultancy businesses around the world (from the podcast: A Better HR Business).

A spreadsheet listing HR consulting businesses and HR Tech businesses around the world.

HR consultancy businesses reviewed

List of HR Consultancy Businesses

(Featuring all types of consultancies in the broad Human Resources field)

  1. HR Consultancies in North America
  2. HR Consultancies in Europe
  3. HR Consultancies in Australia
  4. International HR Consultancies
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Advanced Growth Strategies For Your HR Business [Video]

David

A while back I interviewed expert business coach, David Finkel for my HR Consultants’ Online Conference. He shared some advanced strategies to help you accelerate the growth of your HR business.

David is the founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind. He’s also an ex-Olympic level athlete turned serial entrepreneur.

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He is the Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-selling author of 11 business and financial books, including co-authoring (with Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder Priceline.com) the wildly successful, SCALE: 7 Proven Principle to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back (Penguin Random House).

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Should You Still Publish A Company Blog?

With the rise of Facebook Live, Clubhouse, LinkedIn Live, Instagram, and all the other social media options out there, I am asked quite often whether or not you should still publish a company blog?

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In Episode 115 of the A Better HR Business show, I talked about a recent Hubspot article I’d read entitled 31 Business Blogging Stats You Need to Know in 2021.

(Scroll down to listen to the podcast episode)

Hubspot describes the business effect of B2B blogging this way:

Blogging is such a scalable and affordable approach that it’s the third-most-common content marketing strategy for businesses. And, marketers that prioritize blogging see 13-times the ROI of businesses that don’t.

Hubspot

Here are some interesting facts and figures from Hubspot about business blogging:

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Business Growth Advice From Jessica Miller-Merrell of Workology

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Jessica Miller-Merrell – Founder and CEO of Workology.

Jessica Miller-Merrell of Workology

The Workology community reaches 600,000 HR and workplace leaders each month with the Workology Podcast, Weekly Newsletters, and the Workology website featuring HR certification training, articles, courses, and more.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Jessica and I talked about:

  • How and why did Jessica start Workology?
  • What does Workology do and who does it help?
  • How Jessica attract new community members and customers? Any tips for others?
  • Jessica’s advice when it comes to growing a successful HR business.
  • What does the future hold for HR and the world of work and what should listeners do about it?
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Emma del Torto’s 10-Year Entrepreneurial Journey With Effective HRM

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Emma Del Torto, Managing Director of the very successful HR consultancy based in Wales in the UK, Effective HRM.

Emma del Torto on the A Better HR Business Podcast

Originally from London, Emma moved to Wales to attend law school at Cardiff University in 1993 before qualifying as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in employment law. She also holds a Master’s degree in employment law.

With over 20 years’ experience in employment law and HR, Emma established Effective HRM in 2011 with a mission of becoming the UK’s most cost-effective, personable and valuable HR service. 10 years on, she still feels passionately about her vision of creating a nation full of positive, proactive and empowered employers.

Straight talking, pragmatic and a great team player, Emma focusses on delivering expert legal advice, combined with the preventative good practice of HR management and commercial realism. She’s particularly talented at getting to grips with complex issues quickly and resolving problems with a collaborative and solution focussed approach.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Emma and I talked about:

  • [00:01:38] – Emma’s background.
  • [00:02:26] – Why did Emma start Effective HRM all those (10) years ago?
  • [00:05:14] – The book that changed the game for Emma.
  • [00:08:43] – A brilliant way for any consultant to get started (with thanks to Emma’s former employer)
  • [00:11:57] – Celebrating 10 years in business & the types of clients.
  • [00:13:41] – Emma’s mission to make herself redundant at every stage.
  • [00:16:35] – What is Emma’s role as Managing Director?
  • [00:17:52] – Effect HRM buys another consultancy.
  • [00:19:37] – Effective HRM’s different products & service offerings.
  • [00:21:47] – The classic staff handbook service.
  • [00:23:18] – Additional service offerings after an employee handbook.
  • [00:24:05] – Going remote for HR consulting services.
  • [00:25:21] – The importance of retainer clients.
  • [00:26:29] – With this, you don’t have a business to sell.
  • [00:27:30] – Want to sell your HR consultancy? (NOTE: Emma is looking for more HR businesses to buy).
  • [00:27:39] – Structuring retainers and agreements (including a possible difference between men and women).
  • [00:30:11] – Emma’s advice on acquiring new clients and growing a successful HR business.
  • [00:32:12] – What does the future hold for HR and the world of work?
  • [00:33:17] – HR should aim for a seat on the Board
  • [00:34:03] – Looking back, the advice Emma would give herself when first starting her business.
  • And much more.

Books mentioned:

  • John Warrilow – Built To Sell
  • Michael Gerber – The E-Myth
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How To Get An HR Side Job As A Human Resources Professional [10 HR Side Gig Ideas]

Ever since I started my HR business marketing blog, and particularly since I started my podcast for HR companies, I’ve been contacted by many full-time employees asking me how to get an HR side job as a Human Resources professional.

In my time, I have done the various HR side hustles myself and helped others set up their side HR projects.

I’ll show you ten HR side jobs and HR side gig ideas further down in this article.

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Is Your HR Business Positioning Losing You New Clients? Here’s How To Fix It

I’ve been getting so many emails and LinkedIn messages over the past few months from consultancies and agencies in the HR industry and the vast majority of them have been about how they’re struggling to find new clients in these difficult times.

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There are many different reasons why a business in the HR industry may struggle to find new clients but today I want to take a quick look at what may be the biggest reason that you’re struggling to win more work:

Is your HR business positioning losing you new clients?

(As always, when I say the HR industry, I mean all the areas such as recruitment, learning & development, employee engagement, HR compliance, and so on).

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Growing Veza Global (A Diversity & Inclusion Consultancy & Tech Company)

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Manpreet Dhillon, CEO of Veza Global which is a Vancouver-based consultancy that leverages diversity to create inclusive organizations.

Manpreet Dhillon, who ranked #15 globally on the 2020 EmPower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list, started Veza Global to create authentic, human-centered consulting services and leadership training through a lens of equity for race, culture, gender, and diverse abilities.

We discussed:

  • What does your business do and for whom?
  • What makes a good vs great HR business?
  • What’s your advice when it comes to growing a successful D&I/HR business?
  • What does the future hold for the D&I/HR industry?

Our conversation took a very interesting detour into something that set Manpreet’s business racing ahead after a slow start: money mindset.

Side note: Check out my money mindset video interview with Stephen Bates.

Resources mentioned include:

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