Aspire HR was founded by Michelle McDonagh to support SME’s with all aspects of HR. After working for many years both as inhouse HR and later in HR consultancy, Michelle set up Aspire HR Consultancy in Celbridge, Co Kildare.
We love to see first-hand how improved human resources activities can really help a business. For example, the great relief on a business owner’s face when he or she knows that they have complied fully with employment law when dealing with a particular workplace issue. In other cases, we see productivity increase when a business has improved the structure to improve the workflow to allow for expansion or when we have helped recruit key staff with the skills to really make an impact. Sometimes it’s about staff getting on …relationships between staff members improve after everybody feels like they have been listened to and simple, effective procedures are put in place so that problems will be avoided in future.
We recognise the need to continually update our knowledge, apply this to our work and share learnings with our clients. Having recently completed a Masters in Human Resource Strategies, Michelle is best placed to provide guidance on current thinking in the field of HR. Work-life balance is important, even for us HR professionals, so when not working, Michelle enjoys cooking, yoga, pilates, running, walking in the beautiful Kildare countryside with family or if feeling less energetic, chilling watching Netflix after the children are in bed.