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Use These 3 Interview Essentials & Land That Dream Leadership Job!

In A-Level Talent, Interview Questions, Interview Tips, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership by Barbara Ashton

Moving Your Interview Status Up From Simply Qualified to A-list  Your goal in an interview is to promote your best self, ensuring that you are seen as the strongest candidate in terms of values, culture, competency and motive. When you are interviewing with a search firm, the very least you want to be achieving is to get on the “someone we will be looking at for other …

How Today’s Top Employers are Hiring the Best People

In A-Level Talent, Corporate Culture, Delegation, Employer Branding, Employers, General, Headhunters, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Sustainable Leadership, Team building, Trust in the Workplace, Uncategorized, Values Based Hiring by Barbara Ashton

Have you ever wondered how certain companies are consistently hiring the best people? How do they attract and keep the best and brightest employees? Finding and hiring great people can be an agonizing experience for even the most seasoned hiring manager. Hiring managers and business owners consistently tell me their hiring process is far less than what they’d like it to …

Values. The Single Most Important Thing to Know About Hiring Right.

In A-Level Talent, Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Retention Strategies, Team building, Values Based Hiring, Values Blueprint by Barbara Ashton

Have you ever hired someone directly from your competitor, feeling righteously proud about your new trophy hire, only to discover after it was too late that they were a seriously wrong fit? You’re not alone. We’ve all been there, wooed by hearing all the right things, only to learn that age old lesson – action speak louder than words. Scary …

The Succession Plan for Business Owners and Hiring Managers

In A-Level Talent, Employers, Headhunters, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership Training, Management Training, Progressive Recruiting Processes, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Succession Planning, Sustainable Leadership, Team building by Barbara Ashton

CFO: What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us? CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay? I have no idea where this quote originated. What I do know is that I posted it to my LinkedIn profile and almost instantly received over a thousand likes and shares. One would think I would …

Executive Search: Is It Worth the Cost?

In A-Level Talent, Cost of a Bad Hire, Headhunters, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Recruiter, Progressive Recruiting Processes, Small Business Hiring, Working with recruiters by Barbara Ashton

Is a search firm cost effective? Your answer depends on whether or not you agree that having the right people working for you will determine whether you are struggling or prospering in your business. Something to think about. It’s like David and Goliath out there. For small-medium businesses the market is increasingly competitive. Larger corporations are generally far better positioned …

Growing Pains? Why Hiring Employees Because You Think They Will Work Hard is Not Enough.

In A-Level Talent, Corporate Culture, Employee Training, Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding, Employers, General, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

Don’t get me wrong, hard working employees are critically important to growing a successful business. But that’s not all it takes.  START hiring people you can build … they will grow your company for you. Employees with high drive and work ethic want to perform and know they are contributing positively to a team and a company that is in line with their values …

LIFE LESSONS OF A HEADHUNTER: Millennials Schmillennials

In A-Level Talent, Hiring, Hiring GenY's, Milennials in the Workforce, Recruiting, Team building by Barbara Ashton

While 1 in 4 Millennials might say they are feeling overwhelmed by debt, the rest of us in the working world are feeling overwhelmed with dealing with them. Them being the millennials, the GenY’ers.  Millennials are the generation of people born between 1982 and 2000. Other’s say they are those born in the early years of the 2000’s. I’d say …

A Good Employee Onboarding Program – 3 Keys to Your Company’s Success

In A-Level Talent, Bad Hire Situations, Cost of a Bad Hire, Employee Training, Employers, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Retention Strategies, Team building by Barbara Ashton

You’ve hired the best. Now what? You only get one chance to make the right impression on your shiny new employee. Don’t learn this lesson the hard way. I recently took a call from a very disgruntled woman who quit her job after only 10 days due to sheer frustration. She decided to cut her losses sooner than later when she …

If You Struggle with Hiring the Right People, You’re Not Alone.

In A-Level Talent, Employers, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Leadership, Management, Recruiting, Small Business Hiring by Barbara Ashton

Here are 4 tips to help you get it right, every time. Do Your Own Interviewing. I have seen this mistake repeated over and over again – leaving the hiring to the people in HR. Unless your Human Resources department carries a lead role in your business process — and sadly very few carry that privilege —  all they will …

Enhancing Your Hiring Process to Attract Talented People

In A-Level Talent, Employee Value Proposition, Employers, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Leadership, Management, Recruiting, Retention Strategies by Barbara Ashton

Finding and hiring talented people is a lot harder than simply expressing the fact that your company values talent. Building a team of talented people in your company requires a pro-active approach to recruitment on many levels. Sure you have set up a system to dismiss those who are not right for the job, but what are you doing to …