Tough Guys Finish Last…12 Surefire Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict

In Corporate Culture, Cost of a Bad Hire, Employers, General, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Retention Strategies, Team building, Trust in the Workplace, Workplace Conflict by Barbara Ashton

Let’s face it. With workplace conflict being the number one cause of stress, absenteeism, turnover and lost productivity, we could all stand to be a little happier at work. Conflict in the Workplace is Inevitable, Normal and Natural. The problem is that some folks are easier to get along with than others. And it’s only natural that any workplace that employs …

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5 Very Good Reasons for Using a Recruiter to Hire

In Cost of a Bad Hire, Employers, Headhunters, Hiring, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Online Recruiting, Using a Recruiter, Working with recruiters by Barbara Ashton

The words I most like to hear from our clients? Here they are. “Barbara, you cost us a lot of money up front, but it was worth every penny down the road.” And I know I’m not alone in saying this. I mean who in business wouldn’t want to hear the sweet music of that kind of value statement coming …

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 …

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 …

A Caution to Managers When Dealing With Disruptive Team Members

In Bad Hire Situations, Cost of a Bad Hire, General, Hiring, HIring Good People, Sustainable Leadership by Barbara Ashton

If you have experienced one of these people working in your team, you will know what kind of damage they can cause. In my experience, I have seen two types of disruptive team members. There are those who just behave in a way that makes it hard for everyone else to work in a collaborative fashion. The second type are …

3 Ways to Minimize the Staggering Costs of a Bad Hire

In Bad Hire Situations, Cost of a Bad Hire, Employers, General, Hiring, HIring Good People by Barbara Ashton

“At most companies people spend 2% of their time recruiting, and 75% managing their mistakes.” – Richard Fairbank, Founder, Capital One. Let’s talk about what happens when companies make bad hire choices… You know it just was a mistake, it’s over with, but did you learn your lesson from it? The best way to do that is to identify the …

The Value of Good Headhunters

In Cost of a Bad Hire, Employers, General, Headhunters, HIring Good People, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Recruiter, Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

If anyone tells you that being a good headhunter is easy, they’re either drunk, stoned, or just plain stupid.  I’ve been in the recruiting / headhunting business for over three decades. What an enormous blessing it is for me to be a part of so many people’s careers and business successes. However the word easy is never one that I …

Devil in the Details – The Unbelievable But True Story of a Seriously Bad Hire

In Bad Hire Situations, Cost of a Bad Hire, Employers, Hiring, Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

This is without a doubt one of the craziest bad hire stories I’ve ever heard. I was at a house party a while back and met a lawyer. Upon hearing I was in the recruiting business he told me this true story. It happened to a colleague of his who was a partner in his law firm. This partner had a hard time hiring right …