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Barbara Ashton
Works at Ashton & Associates, BC Interior
Attended Sandler Presidents Club
Lives in BC Interior
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by deploying trust, values and a purpose-driven mission as the primary drivers for all business activities, interactions and decisions, companies can transform a workforce of bricklayers into a highly coordinated and inspired team of cathedral-builders whose inspired work generates both success and significance for our companies and the world.
Employees and the Business Outcomes They Generate   For years, the business world’s approach to managing employee engagement has been out to lunch. “Out to lunch” as when executives tell managers to get their employees “more engaged” by taking them out to Olive Garden more often. Survey statistics drive home our engagement ignorance. [...]
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Social (ergo Mobile) Recruiting Starts With Finding Out What Your Candidates Want
Anyone who is following me here on LinkedIn can see that I’m pretty pumped about social recruiting. And for good reason. By 2016 the number of mobile devices will surpass the world population!Not yet convinced? Here are 15 more (some truly gob-smacking) statistics I’ve gathered to make my point about social - ergo mobile - recruiting: 60% of North Americans use a Smart Phone. 1 Billion job searches are done per month on a mobile phone 9 in 12 job...
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Let's face it. With conflict being the number one cause of absenteeism, turnover and lost productivity, we could all stand to be a little happier in our workplace. 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 a group of people will result in conflict arising out of unmet expectations and differences in valu...
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A great story about staying curious, bold and brave, about pushing through, accepting life's lessons as just that, lessons, and honoring the gratitude that comes from a life well lived. Thank you James. 
"You interrupt too much," people email me. "Let your guests finish talking." But I can't help it. I get curious. I want to know! Now! Over the past year I interviewed about 80 guests for my podcast. My only criteria: I was fascinated by some aspect of each person.
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2015 promises to be a challenging year for any company that wants to hire top talent to fill critical roles. The problem: the rapid growth in new jobs is likely to outstrip the available talent. The only way companies will be able to rectify this talent shortage is to recruit
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Keeping Your Employees Pumped Starts with a Solid Onboarding Program. Here are the top 6 Essentials. 
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 to be a long-term productive member of your team?Q2. How long does it take for a new employee to e...
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Now Hiring in Kamloops BC > Marine Mechanic / Marine Technician. An amazing Kamloops marine business has retained us to hire the newest member of their team. For more details and to apply please visit www.ashtonassociates.com/job-board
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We're growing and looking to hire a Recruiter / Assistant Recruiter to our team at Ashton & Associates Recruiting Inc. For details please view the job posting here> ashtonassociates.com/job-board 
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My top 3 picks: #1 Your company's values and your personal values must be compatible. #2 Creating an environment of candor and trust is a must. and of course... #3 Attracting, developing and retaining world-class talent is your never-ending job.
By Jack and Suzy Welch. If you've ever managed people, chances are you've had your share of sure-fire leadership successes, along with a few tough missteps and “wish I had knowns” -- and probably learned a thing or two from all of three. In no particular order, here are a few essential threads ...
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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 from every single one of their clients?So here’s what we did. We went around to our clients and asked them what they liked best about the search work we d...
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Work
Occupation
President, Ashton & Associates
Employment
  • Ashton & Associates, BC Interior
    Professional Recruiter providing BC Businesses with Staffing Solutions to Hire Skilled Workers, 2012 - present
  • Sandler Training - BC Interior
    Promoting Sandler Sales Training, Sales Processes & Selling Systems in the BC Interior, 2011 - 2012
  • Excel Personnel Inc. BC Interior
    Recruiting Manager, Human Resources Professional, Executive Search, BC Staffing Solutions Specialist, 2009 - 2011
  • Conasys-The Warranty Resource, Ashton Online Marketing, Ashton Computer Professionals
    Director of Sales, SaaS Software Solutions, BC Residential Construction Builders and Developers, 2007 - 2008
  • Ashton Computer Professionals Inc.
    Permanent Recruiting, Contract Staffing, Human Resources Professional, Technical Recruiter, Search, 1984 - 2002
  • Ashton Online Marketing and Communications, Vancouver and Kamloops, BC
    Marketing Specialist, strategic & tactical online marketing, website traffic & lead generation, 2005 - 2010
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Currently
BC Interior
Previously
Winnipeg MN - Vancouver - Calgary - Victoria - Whitehorse - Toronto - Prince Rupert - North Vancouver - Surrey
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Placing Powerful People.
Introduction

Barbara Ashton is a senior recruitment specialist with over 30 years real-world business experience and hiring know-how.  Contracted by businesses locally and nationwide to recruit A-level talent, Barbara champions sustainable leadership and employment practices.

Executive Retained Search
Contingency Recruitment 
Contract Staffing

Contact Barbara Ashton: 250-574-5869 or barbara@ashtonassociates.com

Education
  • Sandler Presidents Club
    Sales Training, 2010 - 2012
  • UBC
    Online Marketing, 2003 - 2005
  • Douglas College
    Design
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Female