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Our consulting team provides HR, IT and technology solutions that ensure successful collaboration across the business. Rooted in empathy, we will guide you through assessment, selection, implementation and adoption of the processes and technology needed to reach your transformational goals.

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We all learn from each other. When working with the region’s top companies, not only do we apply our expertise to benefit our customers, but we learn something new every day from them too.

As part of our relationship with existing, new and future customers, we do our best to turn that information into easy-to-read, helpful thought leadership. Even if you aren’t a customer, we hope the thoughts we share in the form of reports, articles and other materials will inspire you to become an educated consumer and confident leader.

Our 2016 Regional CIO Survey conducted in partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council stirred up quite a conversation among IT leaders. See what they had to say in our Regional CIO Survey Results .

Most recently, we wrote the 2016 HR Industry Insights  to share what regional HR leaders are thinking about as their organizations are in the midst of a great shift in how they operate. Have an idea you’d like to share or a topic you’d like us to write about? Contact Jennifer Rignani, Director of Marketing at

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  • Giant Eagle

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BusinessForward consultants have industry and functional area expertise they share through our weekly blog. Read on for tips and stories that you can use.

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Creating a Female Mentorship Program

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 […]

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

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 […]

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For ten years our consultants have worked with IT and HR leaders in a range of industries to solve their biggest business challenges.