It’s Hiring New Grads Season… You Want Me to do What?

In Hiring GenY's, HIring Good People, Hiring New Grads, Interview Tips, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter by Barbara Ashton

Many of you may well be wondering what it is that employers are really looking for when hiring new grads. While some jobs are better than others and, donning your favorite pair of rose-tinted glasses, many of you will be merrily going into your first internship or practicum. Aside from that enormous student loan, things are looking great. Reality Check 62% …

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 …

It’s Your final Interview… Now What?

In Headhunters, Hiring, Interview Tips, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Uncategorized by Barbara Ashton

You’ve made it through your first and second, maybe even third interview. Human resources has given the hiring manager a thumbs up. Now it’s your final interview and you’re in the home stretch. What you KNOW: There are people in the organization who really like you. They’ve gone to bat for you because they feel strongly that there is a good fit for …

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5 Very Good Reasons for Using a Recruiter to Hire

In Cost of a Bad Hire, Employers, Headhunters, Hiring, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Online Recruiting, Using a Recruiter, Working with recruiters by Barbara Ashton

The words I most like to hear from our clients? Here they are. “Barbara, you cost us a lot of money up front, but it was worth every penny down the road.” And I know I’m not alone in saying this. I mean who in business wouldn’t want to hear the sweet music of that kind of value statement coming …

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Interviewing Warm-ups – 3 Winning Ways to Hit a Home Run on Your First Interview

In Interview Questions, Interview Tips, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter by Barbara Ashton

You only have one chance to make the right first impression. Nowhere is this more important than when presenting yourself for your first interview. Following are some easy to follow insider tips on hitting it out of the ballpark. #1 Know Thyself, at Least in Relation to the Job Your Applying for. Start by identifying the top 3 skills you think …

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 …

Values. The Single Most Important Thing to Know About Hiring Right.

In A-Level Talent, Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding, HIring Good People, Hiring Top Talent, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Retention Strategies, Team building, Values Based Hiring, Values Blueprint by Barbara Ashton

Have you ever hired someone directly from your competitor, feeling righteously proud about your new trophy hire, only to discover after it was too late that they were a seriously wrong fit? You’re not alone. We’ve all been there, wooed by hearing all the right things, only to learn that age old lesson – action speak louder than words. Scary …

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How to Hire a Great Career Coach

In Barbara Ashton, BC Jobs, Career Coaching, Job Hunting Strategies, Job Search Strategies, Job Seekers, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Jobs, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Jobs, Kelowna Recruiter, Using a Recruiter by Barbara Ashton

Professional coaching is flourishing worldwide. Career Coaches will take a lost and confused job seeker and help them build a career path based on interests, passions, and abilities. Career Coaches can help walk you through jobs that exist in the world to determine what type of role would be a good fit for you. They are an excellent resource to use as …

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 …