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Fast Five With Sheryl Barden, CEO Of Aviation Personnel International

Fast Five With Sheryl Barden

Business & Commercial Aviation Editor-In-Chief William Garvey talks with Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (API), based in San Francisco, about the impact of COVID-19 on business aviation […]

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Is Bizav the Key to Economic Recovery?

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The impact Covid-19 is having on virtually every industry is jaw-dropping and almost inconceivable. And, as it has been widely reported, the aviation industry has been one of the hardest […]

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Recruiting a Captain? Don’t Disregard a Chief Pilot

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Have you ever been part of a team where the next logical move for a strong contributor was a leadership position? Whether they wanted the role or not? That’s what happened […]

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25 Tips to Work from Home Successfully

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We find ourselves in an unprecedented time and set of circumstances with the global pandemic. Now almost all of us are required to work from home. Out of necessity, most […]

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Employee Onboarding: Engage New Hires from the Get-go

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Does your flight department participate in an “employee onboarding” program? A way to assimilate a new hire into your aviation organization? If not, I highly recommend nominating someone to take charge […]

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API Case Study: Embracing Change, an Energy Company Finds Success

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Following is an API Case Study regarding our recruitment and consulting services. During the summer of 2019, the aviation leader for a large, energy-producing utility company contacted Aviation Personnel International (API). His […]

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Your Personal and Professional Annual Report

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Congratulations, and welcome to the (new) Roaring 20s! With the closing of 2019, not only do we celebrate having taken another trip around the sun, we look back on 10 trips! […]

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How to Be an “Employer of Choice” in Business Aviation

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Are you considered an “employer of choice”? That is, do you have the right compensation, benefits, schedule and positive culture? Enough so that when you post a job opening, the best […]

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Benefits as Retention Tools in Bizav

NBAA Insider: Benefits as Creative Retention Tools

Employers are using benefits and incentives as creative retention tools to hold on to business aviation professionals. As some business aircraft pilots continue to pursue what they believe to be […]

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How to Make Meetings Fun AND Fruitful

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Here at API, we recognize how important it is to our company culture—and our values—that we find new ways to stay connected to one another. Part of that “connecting” gets handled […]

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Develop Aviation Professionals to Stay (Not Leave)

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Not long ago, I participated in a conference panel session, discussing ways to develop aviation professionals as a “retention tool.” In particular, we shared ways to enhance people’s skills and abilities […]

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New to Job Hunting? What You Need to Know

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Lately, I’ve been hearing from a handful of aviation candidates who are new to job hunting. Some of them feel like job-hunt novices, mainly because they’ve been at the same company […]

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Offboarding Employees the Right Way

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In the past, we’ve talked about the onboarding process. That is, when a flight department integrates its new hires via a set of processes and training programs. But what happens in […]

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Pilot Pay, Benefits & Quality of Life are Keys to Retention

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Are pilot pay, benefits and quality of life the keys to retention during the talent shortage? Here at Aviation Personnel International, we happen to think so. After all, business aircraft owners and […]

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JETNET iQ Summit Key Takeaways

Sheryl Barden and co-panelists at JETNET iQ Summit 2019

It was quite an honor to be invited to be a panelist at the 9th Annual JETNET iQ Summit* in New York. It was my first time attending, but it won’t […]

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IAWA GA Forum Recap: Women in Aviation

Just what are the opportunities for women in aviation? And will the pressure around identifying and recruiting great talent ever let up? Those are a few of the questions I wanted […]

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Bill Garvey’s “Fast Five” with API’s Sheryl Barden

BCA's Bill Garvey with API's Sheryl Barden - Fast Five Column

Earlier this year, I (Sheryl Barden) had the pleasure of being interviewed by Bill Garvey, the Editor of “Business & Commercial Aviation,” one of the industry’s premier trade publications. In every […]

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Parenting in Business Aviation

Parenting in Business Aviation - Matt and Evan

Parenting and relationships can be tough for families in many industries. But those who travel for a living (or have a spouse who does so) have an extra set of challenges […]

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Job Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts

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In this competitive aviation job market, a great resume can work to get you noticed. But it won’t guarantee that you’ll end up landing the job. There’s a lot more that […]

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Six Ways to Find and Keep New Pilots

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We are now in the third year of an unprecedented shortage of pilots, and the situation is not going to get better quickly. There simply are not enough pilots in […]

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