Ashley Kirasich has been a BTR employee for five years today.
Below are questions Ashley answered so you can get to know her a little better.
In looking back, have you seen many changes in the field over the years?
Oh yes! This industry is constantly evolving. HR Technology is a moving target and each year brings new and exciting innovations to support the needs of HR professionals and the organizations they work for.
What is something that you have done personally that has worked and really made a difference in your career here?
Being open to life-long learning is vital to success at BTR. I learn something new with each consulting project I support and each interaction with our knowledgeable team of subject matter experts.
From your perspective, what would you say are BTR’s greatest accomplishments over the years?
I’ve had the pleasure of watching BTR grow from a group of about 10 to 42+ employees. BTR has sourced the best talent in the industry and harnessed the team’s cumulative expertise. Over time BTR has kept true to our mission of executing with excellence and maintaining a sense of “family” which truly defines our culture. In my opinion, those are BTR’s greatest accomplishments.
How have you grown personally and professionally over the past 5 years?
I began my career with BTR in an Administrative Support role. Over the years I have been “the first” in many roles which has allowed me to identify and expand upon my strengths, ultimately leading me into my current position as Lead Analyst & Trainer. I am passionate about growing the BTR team and training the individuals who support our partners and clients.
Describe a recent project that you’ve learned from. What did you learn throughout the process?
Each project is unique and there are always lessons to be learned along the way. I was recently pulled into a project mid-way that was beginning to slip off course due to several variables. By taking a brief pause, readdressing the client’s goals, and engaging with open and transparent dialogue, we were able to keep up the momentum without compromising the project timeline. Sometimes the simple act of hitting the pause button and regrouping goes a long way.