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 …

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 …

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 …

Money Money Money. It’s a Rich Man’s World.

In Corporate Culture, Demanding Employers, Employers, General, HIring Good People, Retention Strategies, Sustainable Leadership, Team building, Trust in the Workplace by Barbara Ashton

Abba 1976. Remember? I work all night I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay. Almost 40 years later and money is still most business’s number one focus. Smart business you say? Think again. 2 Million People are Quitting Their Jobs Every Month. Still recovering from the recession and with a 7% unemployment rate, there is a …

A Caution to Managers When Dealing With Disruptive Team Members

In Bad Hire Situations, Cost of a Bad Hire, General, Hiring, HIring Good People, Sustainable Leadership by Barbara Ashton

If you have experienced one of these people working in your team, you will know what kind of damage they can cause. In my experience, I have seen two types of disruptive team members. There are those who just behave in a way that makes it hard for everyone else to work in a collaborative fashion. The second type are …

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 …

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 …

Why Good People Leave Managers (and what you can do about it)

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

Ask any successful business owner. Good people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.  Good people leave managers who: #1 Micro-manage them, #2 Exclude them from decision-making, disregarding suggestions and input, #3 Fail to acknowledge them or share credit for successes, #4 Are complacent about managing weak performers, #5 Don’t clearly designate roles, goals and responsibilities. Whether a multinational conglomerate or …