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 …

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 …

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 …

LET’S-GET-TO-IT … the 5 Essentials of a Solid Sales Meeting Agenda

In A-Level Talent, Employers, HIring Good People, Kamloops Recruiter, Leadership, Management, Management Training by Barbara Ashton

90% of relationships fail due to unmet expectations. Unmet expectations are a result of not communicating one’s expectations clearly, concisely and congruently. What does that mean? More importantly, what does that look like? If we think in terms of dating, man seeks woman who … and woman seeks man who… If only life were that simple. What happens in most …

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 …

Skimping on Employee Training Because of Costs? Bad Idea.

In A-Level Talent, Employee Training, Employers, Hiring, HIring Good People, Leadership Training, Management Training, Retention Strategies, Team building by Barbara Ashton

 Too often small-business owners ignore the value of providing a formal training program, focusing instead on worrying that the employees they invest time and money into are just going to leave anyway. What About If Your Customers Leave? Inadequate training is THE biggest underlying reason for the scarcity of great customer service. Are you trusting a client who generates $100,000 with …

Taking the Time To Hire Right is Critical

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

  Today many are struggling to figure out which direction to take next; others are hiring the pick of the crop. A better question to ask then is who can afford not to to take the time to hire great people? “At most companies, people spend 2% of their time recruiting and 75% managing their recruiting mistakes.” – Richard Fairbank, …