End of Summer Got You Down? 6 Ways to Kick Up Your Team Spirit

In Corporate Culture, Employer Branding, Employers, General, Hiring, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Management, Productivity, Team building, Team Spirit, Trust, Trust in the Workplace by Barbara Ashton

I was out walking the river this morning and got a full frontal attack that the last glorious days of August are here. I cringe feeling the mornings get crisper as the days are getting shorter. But at the same time my heart skips a beat as I look forward to something new. Back to school time has always felt more like New Years than …

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 …

Video: Hiring People Away From Your Competition

In Employers, Hiring from your Competition, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Management, Progressive Recruiting Processes, Recruiting, Small Business Hiring, Sustainable Leadership, Team building, Videos by Barbara Ashton

Barbara Ashton talks about the two types of hires that are most commonly associated with hiring from your competitors. One is the Trophy hire and the other is the Bluebird hire. Ashton & Associates are specialists at identifying right fit candidates on the basis of values alignment, ambition and drive, skills, competencies and need. More expert information on this topic from Ashton …

Feeling Bullied at Work? You May be Working With A Sociopath.

In Employers, Employment Law, General, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Management, Productivity, Sociopaths at Work, Trust in the Workplace by Barbara Ashton

If you think you are seeing evil in your workplace, you might be closer to the truth than you think. According to Dr Martha Stout, Harvard psychologist and author of the book The Sociopath Next Door), around 4% of the world’s population is a sociopath. That means about 1 in every 25 people. How Do You Know if They’re a …

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Employers and Job Seekers, 8 Powerful LinkedIn Ways to Attract Talent, Jobs and Business

In Employee Branding, Employer Branding, Employers, General, Headhunters, Hiring, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, LinkedIn, Online Recruiting, Social Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

LinkedIn builds Know, Like, Trust like no other. Your LinkedIn profile, done properly, tells others “I’m trustworthy and someone you want to hire, work for, and do business with ”. It’s been said a kazillion times — online relationships are built on transparency, on being, and showing the world, that we are who we say we are. Building a strong LinkedIn profile is essential for both job …

Money Money Money. It’s a Rich Man’s World.

In Corporate Culture, Demanding Employers, Employers, General, HIring Good People, Retention Strategies, Sustainable Leadership, Team building, Trust in the Workplace by Barbara Ashton

Abba 1976. Remember? I work all night I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay. Almost 40 years later and money is still most business’s number one focus. Smart business you say? Think again. 2 Million People are Quitting Their Jobs Every Month. Still recovering from the recession and with a 7% unemployment rate, there is a …

Recruiter Smoke and Fluff: 3 Signs That it’s Time to Look Elsewhere

In Employers, General, Headhunters, Hiring, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Working with recruiters by Barbara Ashton

Recruiters need to be swift to change, sharp on their feet, researching who’s who, and surfing employer hiring waves like a pro at next year’s Quiksilver. You can’t have a rapidly changing globalised economy and ever faster communications without an impact on employment and jobs, right? You would therefore expect the recruitment industry to be one of the earliest to evolve …

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The Future of Employment: Survival of the Social Media Savviest

In Employee Branding, Employee Value Proposition, Employers, General, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Managing Virtual Workforce, Progressive Recruiting Processes by Barbara Ashton

Canadian employers are again shifting the way they hire people. More and more employers today are avoiding long term employment relationships by directly contracting with independent consultants. The single biggest reasons for this is the speed of digital communications in our business. Everything we do is at ten times the speed it used to be just a few years ago.  What this means to business …

Build Your Social Influence: 3 Easy Steps to Curating News on LinkedIn

In Employer Branding, Employers, General, Hiring, Hiring Top Talent, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

Building your social influence on LinkedIn is one of the single most powerful ways you can increase awareness of your professional profile. One of the best ways to grow social influence is to create relevant content with your connections on LinkedIn. But did you know that curating content is just as powerful? While having your own content is extremely important, you can seriously …