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Sarah Olivieri On Helping Nonprofits Make A Big Impact With Relative Ease – PivotGround

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Sarah Olivieri, Founder of PivotGround, a consultancy company that helps human-service nonprofits increase capacity, deliver better programming and attract more funding.

Sarah Olivieri

Sarah is a nonprofit business strategist, #1 International Best Selling author, and former Executive Director. She has spoken at over a dozen conferences and online trainings and has been a featured expert on more than 50 podcasts. Sarah is the creator of the Impact Method™ – a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.

PivotGround helps nonprofits make a bigger impact using simple frameworks paired with targeted coaching to help organizations thrive.

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

  • How the PivotGround story began and what inspired Sarah in choosing its name.
  • The challenges of nonprofits and how PivotGround addresses them.
  • Impact Method™ – a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations and make a bigger impact.
  • Sarah’s advice on growing and marketing your own business.
  • The strategy behind creating the right offer
  • And much more!
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Marketing Questions To Ask If You Want More Customers Or Clients For Your HR-Related Business

Every week I receive at least one email from a podcast listener or newsletter reader where the person asks me this question:

Ben, how do we get more clients/customers for our HR business?

However, there’s a problem . . .

If you want better outcomes, you need to dive deeper and ask better questions.

In this solo episode of the A Better HR Business podcast I’m going to walk you through some of the typical questions I work through with our HR business marketing clients as we build out and scale up their marketing plans.

Such questions include:

  • How well is our business positioned?
  • What are our offers and how good are they?
  • What are we doing to convert website visitors into sales leads?
  • What are we doing to nurture our sales leads?
  • What unpaid marketing channels are we using and how are they performing?
  • What paid marketing channels are we using and how are they performing?
  • What are we doing to improve our conversion rates?
  • How do we scale up?
  • And more…

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Mandy Withers From Talk HR Club

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by my old friend and business colleague, Mandy Withers, Founder & Director of Talk HR Club, a support community for independent HR consultants in the UK.

Mandy Withers

In the past, Mandy had run HR forum groups and it was clear from the HR professionals that attended that they often felt isolated and they really looked forward to attending the monthly workshops.

The TalkHR Club provides a safe environment for fostering personal and professional growth and development.

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

  • What is Talk HR Club and who can join
  • The principles of Talk HR Club
  • How this community helps its members
  • How Talk HR Club plans to develop
  • What #CollaborationOverCompetition means
  • And much more!
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Lisa Brown Alexander On Growing Nonprofit HR To Become An Industry-Leading Talent Management Firm with 130+ Staff

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO of Nonprofit HR, the leading human resources firm in the USA that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector.

Lisa Brown Alexander

Driven to serve the often-overlooked people management needs for the social-impact sector, Lisa set out to build a market where one didn’t exist.

Today, fueled by the passion of 130+ employees and consultants nationwide, her thriving company is helping many of the nation’s most prominent nonprofit organizations get ahead through smart people management strategies. In the process, they’re changing the way an entire sector thinks about talent and culture.

Lisa has inspired Nonprofit HR to become a force that thousands of nonprofit and talent management leaders look to for consulting services, thought partnership, sector-specific hiring, and executive search needs, professional development and information.

Nonprofit HR is the USA’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of the social sector, including nonprofits, associations, social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations.

Nonprofit HR also offers customized learning and development in addition to research and events, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce.

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

  • How the Nonprofit HR story began
  • What catapulted Nonprofit HR’s growth
  • Lisa’s advice to those who are considering a business opportunity
  • The services provided by Nonprofit HR
  • Lisa’s advice to organizations on finding the right way to develop talent and create a management system
  • How Nonprofit HR manages talent within the organization
  • And much more!
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Hans Donckers – CEO of JiGSO Listen

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Hans Donckers, CEO of JiGSO Listen, a team learning platform that helps companies improve team performance by giving them real insights and instantly-tailored action plans.

Hans Donckers

Hans is co-founder of JiGSO, an AI-powered people analytics solution, and also co-founder of Beanmachine, a consultancy firm in the domains of Organizational Development and HR. Before becoming a consultant and entrepreneur he was a doctoral researcher in philosophy and ethics. He is based in Belgium but serves customers all over the globe.

JiGSO helps HR and business leaders make better decisions, based on data-driven insights and on the expertise of its multidisciplinary team of HR experts, mathematicians, business analysts, and data scientists.

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

  • The big HR issues that companies are trying to fix now.
  • Why organisations don’t focus on the team level as much as they focus on the individual employee level.
  • Team learning vs. individual learning.
  • How JiGSO Listen is using data science and empirical evidence to increase team performance.
  • Why companies should prioritise the improvement of team performance.
  • Jigso Listen’s cool free resources on topics such as Failure Reviews, Diversity & Inclusion, and more.
  • And much more.
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UK HR Tech Software Company (myhrtoolkit) On Partnering with HR Consultants

I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Hannah Wheater, Social Media and Digital Marketing Executive at myhrtoolkit HR software.

Hannah Wheater

myhrtoolkit is an HR software designed for small-medium businesses in the UK and Europe.

myhrtoolkit makes it easier for SMEs to manage staff admin and legal compliance with highly secure HR software.

Certified with the international data security standard ISO 27001 and rated as excellent on Trustpilot, myhrtoolkit is chosen by more than 1,250 SMEs and used by over 60,000 employees within the UK and Ireland.

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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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