LIFE LESSONS of a HEADHUNTER: The Difference Between Difficult and Demanding Employers

In assessments, Demanding Employers, Difficult Employers, Employers, General, Values Blueprint by Barbara Ashton

There is a distinct difference between DIFFICULT and DEMANDING. Pray you don’t find both in any one person you are working for. Demanding employers are just that. Demanding. But employees at least know where they stand in terms of what’s expected of them, challenging though that may be. Generally speaking, demanding employers are driven by ambition and power. If your and your employer’s …

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 …

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The True Value of Using a Headhunter: Barbara Ashton Video

In Employers, Headhunters, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Recruiter, Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

In this video, Barbara Ashton, talks about the value of using a headhunter and how clients benefit. She is a highly experienced and expert recruiter who leads Ashton & Associates Recruiting, .   Ashton & Associates Recruiting… Helping You Hire Right. Every Time. Ashton & Associates Recruiting is constantly adding new and relevant advice to our stock of resources for …

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The Drive Behind Why I’m an Independent Recruiter

In Barbara Ashton, Employers, Headhunters, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Recruiting, Videos by Barbara Ashton

Executive Search Consultant Barbara Ashton looks back and faces some of the deep emotion and the drive as to why she is so dedicated to the business of being an independent recruiter today.     Watch this short video and you will understand why Barbara is so passionate about recruiting right fit talent for companies across BC, Alberta, the Okanagan …

Choosing Someone to Manage or to Lead – How Can You Tell the Difference?

In Employers, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Leadership, Leadership Training, Management, Management Training, Recruiting, Small Business Hiring, Team building by Barbara Ashton

If you are faced with hiring a new manager for your organisation, I would like you to think about the weight of the decision you are making. Wait a minute, what does that have to do with baking a cake? My friend Leslee Lucy, the Financial Centre Manager for Sun Life, nailed it beautifully over lunch yesterday when she said “I think of leadership as …

Assessments are Key to Right Fit Hiring and Team Building

In assessments, BC Jobs, Employee Training, Employers, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership Training, Recruiting, Small Business Hiring, Using a Recruiter by Barbara Ashton

Pre-hire or post-hire, assessments are an ideal tool for identifying high-potential employees for your company. Assessments help you to eliminate the ‘hiring of friends and relatives’ or even just hiring people because you like them. Assessments can be used to measure a great many things – from personality types (DISC, TrueColors, MBTI, etc) to performance predictors and tactical skill testing. The key is …

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 …