What BC employers are saying about the Ashton team

Only Top Candidates for our BC Employers

“When we hired Ashton & Associates we had already scoured the western market for a skilled Operations Manager for my client’s fiber processing plant in the Okanagan. Within a very short period of time, Ashton had not only found six highly qualified candidates, they were all within the Okanagan demographic. In the end we had two strong candidates and the enviable position of trying to decide which one to hire!.
As a consultant focused on financial and operations performance, the terms cost-effective, professional, and performance-driven are words I take very seriously and also exactly how I would describe working with the team at Ashton. I highly recommend them to any organization looking at difficult to find key hire vacancies.” Roger Perry
Operations & Finance Consultant
Barbara has both presented to my clients and provided search services.
Her presentations are extremely thorough and thought provoking for her audience. Every presentation has been very well received.
With regard to the search services, Barbara takes the time to make sure that there is a clear understanding of what is needed in the job function sought, and the organization’s culture that the individual is to be hired into. The intent is to ensure that there are no surprises for either the client or the new employee and that there is both a skill and cultural fit.
I highly recommend Barbara for both presentations on best hiring practices and search services.

Peter Jeffery
President and Facilitator at Okanagan Peer Mentoring Groups
On behalf of Sun Peaks Grand I want to thank you… We could not have gotten through without the help of the temporary workers that you sent. I have used temporary workers for a few years now and I can say with authority that your team was probably one of the best set of temp workers – all of them were extremely professional, courteous and ready to take on any task that came their way.Vivek Sharma
General Manager, Sun Peaks Grand
Your candidate is doing so well, I can’t even begin to explain of how much of a pleasure it is to work with her. I had our business development manager conduct sales calls to our major accounts last week and we received so much positive feedback about her! It’s a breath of fresh air for us as we’ve struggled so long to find someone like her to manage these locations. Thank you!Danny Coyne
Regional Manager, Devon Transport
I must say that Barbara is the benchmark for me for recruiter satisfaction. She covered the entire country and found the right candidate in an industry with very few experts in Canada. It was certainly a pleasure to work with her.Jeff Starnaman BCom, CHRP
General Manager Human Resources at London Drugs
I was particularly impressed with how Barbara really “listened” to what was being said regarding what this “right-hand” hire would look like. I have dealt with a number of recruiters over my past HR roles, and Barbara and her associate really stood out with their very obvious client focused approach. It is nice to see, as to tell you the truth, I have had less than stellar success (and opinions) of recruiters and headhunters in the past! Darin Kennedy, CHRP
Senior Human Resources Supervisor, Minto Mine
Barbara is an absolute powerhouse that raises the performance standard to those in her proximity. She is a tireless, resourceful and caring individual, and an excellent communicator. Barbara possesses this endless capacity to educate and coach. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for a number of years and am continually inspired with her vision and energy. I know she is respected in her communities and is well established within an impressively large network. Recommending Barbara is as simple as looking forward to working with her again.Saško [Sashko] Despotovski
Director, PwC
So, you must find and hire new people, and you certainly need the assistance of a seasoned recruiter. Here’s where you start, and finish!

Barbara Ashton is the consummate professional recruiter, and one who doesn’t pull any punches. Employers, and her recruits equally rave about their experience in her hands, and her delivery on the stated hiring goals and objectives. She’s always at the top of her game, and genuinely cares about the well-being of all whom she comes into contact with.

Whether you’re an employer who already uses recruiters, or you’re new to using these essential business services, she should be on the front of your contact list.

Barbara is definitely at the top of my list as someone you should be connected with. You’ll be happy you are. Peter Comrie
C.E.O. Vcademy ♦ Driving Workplace Evolution Through Values Alignment ♦ Leadership & Executive Coach

Barbara is a wonderful person with top notch skills in her field, an extreme passion for success, as well as top notch business ethics which naturally create amazing results for her clients. I have worked with Barbara in different roles here in Kamloops and feel very comfortable recommending her and her company to anyone who might be frustrated with their current hiring procedures, afraid to grow their business because of past challenges with bad hires costing daunting amounts of time, energy and resources or someone just wanting to have a conversation around some of her successes with other companies. Chris Wilson
Business to Business Sales and Sales Management Extraordinaire
Barbara is a dynamic, results-oriented and knowledgeable professional who can be counted on to manage or support all stages of the recruitment process for your business or organization.Charlene Levis, CHRP
WorkLife ® HR Consultant
Barbara is a dynamic engaged individual who promotes her business, and her community tirelessly. Her enthusiasm is boundless, her smile is contagious, and those around her respond to her bright positive and open manner. It has been my pleasure to work with Barbara at Full Spectrum Leadership. She is a contributor and a consummate professional in her work.Joyce Marlene Evans
Educator, Staff Development
Barbara is a go getter and knows her stuff! I am really impressed with her professional attitude and her knowledge of many industries…. I have found Barbara very open and accessible for inquiries and advice and I know that many companies and organizations have saved themselves funds and frustration by getting Barbara on board to find the right employee every time!!Tara Holmes
Advertising Consultant at Kamloops This Week
If you are looking for the right personal for your company, Barbara is the person to contact first, she knows not only about the right selection and hiring process but the real need and match for your company, her business background and sharp mind helps her to gets the idea right away, dont be surprised if you receive a key business advice on the process!Alejo Saavedra
If you’re looking for a recruiter who’s personable, energetic and passionate about doing what’s right for her clients, talk with Barbara. She gets right to the heart of candidate’s interests and qualifications and goes above and beyond to ensure the companies she works with get the very best talent available. She’s a forthright communicator, who can be counted on to gets things done, well. I highly recommend Barbara to anyone needing a dynamo recruiter who gets results!”Holly Eburne
Physiotherapist & Life Coach for Your Wellness
Barbara’s strong desire and natural ability to find the right fit for your company makes her the only person to contact if you are looking to hire or get hired. Winning exceptional customers and creating mutually beneficial partnerships is what Barbara does best. If you are looking to build a stronger professional reputation for yourself or your business, don’t go past the recruitment services of Ashton & Associates Recruiting.Teegan Pastoor
Receptionist at Falcon Group
Barbara does a very good job of matching the applicant to the job based on not only their technical abilities but also their personal traits, values and characteristics.

This results in a very good fit between the organization and the individual being placed.

Barbara is very easy to work with and I highly recommend her service. Tom Moody CPA, CMA, BComm.
Finance Manager/Senior Financial Accountant at Tkemlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops Indian Band)

Barbara has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the recruitment space and brings a new level of integrity and communication to her clients. She is very insightful and can cut through the non-performer types that apply for jobs. Bringing Barbara aboard as a consultant can save months of pay and finding out your investment into an employee needs to be started all over.

I strongly recommend Barbara without hesitationTim Senger

I have worked with Barbara on several occasions. I have always found her to be very reliable and personable. I would work with Barbara again at any time. Her knowledge and expertise in the Industry is very extensive.
Leslee Lucy – Financial Centre Manager – SunlifeLeslee Lucy
Financial Centre Manager
Barbara is an amazing professional whose energy and enthusiam go unmatched. Barbara works smart for her clients always keeping their best interest in mind. I have worked very closely with Barbara on Kamloops Women in Business Network group projects and could not ask for a better , kinder or more effiecient partner. Working with Barbara makes my lifer easier. I highly recommend BarbaraKaren Shaben
Co-Founder, World Wide Life Humanitarian Partnership Society
I have often referred clients to Barbara for recruitment because she works very hard at finding the right client for the job. Fit is clearly what Barbara is looking for when she recruits.Kellie Auld
Workplace Investigator and Employment Relationship Specialist + Workplace Bullying & Harassment
Barbara not only found me my perfect career but also works with our company to find us outstanding staff. She is always professional and a pleasure to work with. I know that when looking for a perfect fit for our company she wont stop until she finds it. Thank you Barbara for everything you do.Nicole Brady
I just attended a presentation on Social Media facilitated by Barbara and it was great! She has such a great understanding of how to use social media resources for the best impact that address your needs as a recruiter or job hunter. In addition, her warm and inviting personality really allows her audience to connect with her and ask the questions that everyone wants to know! She’s very helpful and has a number of resources she’s willing to share. Thank-you, Barbara!Francyne D. Joe
Community Liaison at ANTCO/ANIB
Barbara was really helpful in helping me hired at SSN. She explained the job clearly, and made sure I was prepared for the interview. Moreover, she followed-up regularly with me and with my boss after I was hired to make sure I was doing well. She is very supporting, accessible, and always professional.Tussah Jain
Intermediate Accountant at St'kemlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN)
Barbara is compassionate and extremely dedicated in finding the right fit – for both employee and employer. This is a ‘must have’ in today’s evolving business world. Her success is the result of her superb people skills and business acumen.Travis Anderson
Controller at Vancouver Career College
We knew we needed help finding a new Production Manager for our plant in Kamloops. We had been recruiting for six months, nationally and world-wide, for this critical role without results. That’s when we called in Ashton Associates. The Ashton team took over the search process, and within a relatively short period of time, they had not only sourced one outstanding candidate, but a strong number two as well. We found both candidates to be well screened for skills, values, motivation, and overall fit. I highly recommend anyone with a critical role to fill to look to the search professionals at Ashton & Associates.Eric Isenor
Plant Manager Lafarge Canad