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 …

Lay-offs Ahead? Beware the costs of NOT Terminating an Employee Right

In Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Management, Outplacement, Terminating Employees, Trust, Trust in the Workplace, Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

Every business owner or hiring manager, at some time or another, will eventually be faced with the unpleasant task of terminating an employee. Down-sizing, outsourcing, job redundancy, whatever the reasons, it’s absolutely critical to your company’s reputation, and hence financial success, that you do things right. According to USA TODAY 13% of lawsuits against corporations were for wrongful termination, second only …

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 …

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 …

We All Need a Good Recruiting Process: Barbara Ashton Video

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In this video, Barbara Ashton discusses the importance of a good recruiting process.     Barbara Ashton is the President and Founder of Ashton & Associates Recruiting. Ashton & Associates Recruiting… Placing Powerful People. Every Time.   Your investment with Ashton & Associates is backed and guaranteed by the clients we serve. Ashton & Associates Recruiting is constantly adding new and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …