The Succession Plan for Business Owners and Hiring Managers

In A-Level Talent, Employers, Headhunters, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership Training, Management Training, Progressive Recruiting Processes, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Succession Planning, Sustainable Leadership, Team building by Barbara Ashton

CFO: What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us? CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay? I have no idea where this quote originated. What I do know is that I posted it to my LinkedIn profile and almost instantly received over a thousand likes and shares. One would think I would …

LIFE LESSONS OF A HEADHUNTER: The 3 Irrefutable Laws of Trusting Relationships

In General, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Leadership Training, Trust, Trust in the Workplace, Values Blueprint by Barbara Ashton

Our greatest good in life can only be realized when we are in trusting relationships. I recently had an acquaintance respond to a favour I had asked of him about a month ago. He’s a brilliant business man who I have watched and respect very much for his razor sharp mind, and even more for his natural affinity for connecting and building …

Team Building Globally : A Special Guide for Virtual Managers

In HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Leadership, Leadership Training, Management, Management Training, Managing Virtual Workforce, Productivity, Team building by Barbara Ashton

Globalized workplaces are fast becoming the norm. This means today’s managers are faced with a whole new landscape of people challenges. Companies are engaging teams from a wider variety of cultures. Employees and contractors may be working across oceans in other countries, or telecommuting right in the same city. As Greg Savage puts it, candidates are not an online commodity. Learning to identify and maximize on peoples’ talents while …

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 …

Talent Management – 5 Ways to Build Talent Inside Your Company

In Employers, General, Leadership Training, Management, Management Training, Recruiting, Sustainable Leadership by Barbara Ashton

If you’re a business leader, and you know your company productivity is falling, and you know your company culture is lacking morale, you have no time to waste getting started with a talent management strategy. A big part of being a good leader and a good manager is talent management — your ability to inspire, motivate and engage your people …

6 Important Onboarding Tips to Build Employee Engagement

In A-Level Talent, HIring Good People, Leadership Training, Management, Sustainable Leadership by Barbara Ashton

To measure your company’s effectiveness in employee onboarding, let’s start with a few questions you should be asking yourself about an employee in their first six months. These questions are designed to help you determine whether or not your current onboarding program is working: Q 1. How long does it take for you to know when a new employee is going …

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What do Headhunters Look For – Advice for Owners & Managers

In Employers, General, Headhunters, HIring Good People, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Leadership Training by Barbara Ashton

As a business owner, whether you love us or hate us, I’ll bet you’ve wondered: what is it that headhunters look for when they’re choosing what companies they want to recruit for. Headhunters have something you don’t have. They have inside information from the job market. They have a pool of talented people they have built up personal and professional …

Easy Win-Win Hiring Strategies: Is 2013 YOUR Right Time to Hire?

In A-Level Talent, Barbara Ashton, Employers, HIring Good People, Job Seekers, Leadership, Leadership Training, Management, Management Training, Recruiting, Sustainable Leadership by Barbara Ashton

For many 2012 was a banner year showing solid returns. So much so that many of you are feeling frustrated about not having enough hours in the day to get everything done. Nice problem to have, but it’s still a problem. Right? So now you’re struggling to decide if  2013 is the right time to hire that new employee you …