6 Employee Onboarding Tips Guaranteed to Build Engagement

In Employers, Hiring, Hiring New Grads, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Okanagan Headhunter, onboarding, Productivity, Retention Strategies 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 …

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 …

Avoiding Office Politics

In Avoiding Office Politics, Corporate Culture, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Productivity, Team building, Team Spirit, Trust in the Workplace by Barbara Ashton

If you are like most of us, you are not too fond of office politics.The fact remains, there is rarely an organization where office politics don’t exist. So, if we cannot avoid office politics, what are some of the ways we can behave to minimize their impact on the workplace? Don’t get involved. There are huge benefits to staying out of office politics — …

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 …

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 …

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Progressive Hiring Process: Hiring Better Faster

In General, Performance Benchmarks, Productivity, Progressive Recruiting Processes, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Salary Negotiation by Barbara Ashton

We all know business is business, but when we need people to do our business, it is time to stop, step back, take a big look, think for a moment, and to remember that we are looking for a person. While you may be extremely competent in your hiring process, even the most experienced HR professionals, hiring managers and recruiters can and do lose …

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 …