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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

LIFE LESSONS OF A HEADHUNTER: The 3 Irrefutable Laws of Trusting Relationships

In General, Kamloops Headhunter, Kamloops Recruiter, Kelowna Headhunter, Kelowna Recruiter, Leadership, Leadership Training, Trust, Trust in the Workplace, Values Blueprint by Barbara Ashton

Our greatest good in life can only be realized when we are in trusting relationships. I recently had an acquaintance respond to a favour I had asked of him about a month ago. He’s a brilliant business man who I have watched and respect very much for his razor sharp mind, and even more for his natural affinity for connecting and building …