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 …

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 …

Video: The #1 Interview Question to Ask Any Serious Candidates

In Employers, General, Headhunters, Hiring, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Interview Questions, Interview Tips by Barbara Ashton

As a business owner or hiring manager, the time you invest in an interview is important. Learn how to identify early on in the interview process whether or not your candidate is motivated and well-suited to becoming a part of your team. Wasting time with a wrong fit candidate is the bane of just about every business owner and hiring manager I know. …

Making Your Next Conference Experience Career Worthy

In Conference Planning, General, Headhunters, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter by Barbara Ashton

  A conference is one of the most prized venues for meeting people with influence, and in fact many business deals are brokered, partnerships birthed and brilliant careers launched following introductions made in conferences. The fall conference season is here, and you no doubt have a few in your calendar. Ask yourself: Are you ready to get the most out …

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 …

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 …

Life Lessons of a Headhunter: Miscommunication Always Leads to Unmet Expectations

In General by Barbara Ashton

Whether you’re the employer faced with an uncomfortable performance review, a business owner struggling to understand why things haven’t gone the way you expected with a key supplier, or an employee unable to come to terms with your boss … the confusion and chaos boils down to unmet expectations, which are a direct result of miscommunication. Unmet expectations lead to feelings of betrayal and …

How to Ace Your Next Online Interview – A Quick Reference Guide

In General, Interview Tips, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Online Interviewing, Online Recruiting by Barbara Ashton

With the rapid growth of video conferencing tools, the popularity of online interviews among recruiters and hiring managers is booming. Whether you’re new to Skype (or whatever tool you use) or a seasoned pro, this quick reference guide will ensure that your interview goes off as planned and puts you ahead of others. Phone interviews are a great way to …

Going Above and Beyond Social Recruiting

In General by Barbara Ashton

Top candidates are being searched for more easily, and being pursued online with a speed and efficiency unlike anything ever seen before. More tools and resources are available to job seekers making them easier to find. Resume boards, job boards, mobile apps, news feeds, social networking sites, search engines, recruiters and keyword scanning technologies have completely and fundamentally changed the …