Consistent Positive Feedback is Important for When Things Are Going Bad

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There’s a delicate balancing act in the game of providing feedback to your employees…or, at least, there should be. Let’s illustrate why by taking a look into a scene I call: average day in corporate America. Manager: Employee, can you do this for me? Employee does the thing accurately and on time. Manager: Employee, can you do […]

Trolling Your Staff for Trolls

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What Are Trolls? Internet trolls are an abundant and unfortunate byproduct of the internet’s unlimited amounts of communication and anonymity. In the early days of the internet, trolls were limited to message boards and the term was saved for users who had anonymous profile images and usernames that went around causing trouble for the sake of it. As the internet has […]

What Your HR Department Can Learn From Trump’s First Months

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Don’t worry. This isn’t going to be an overtly political post where I launch into a diatribe on the positives or negatives of our current president, Donald Trump. We’re going to take an objective look at the actions taken by the Trump administration during his first months on the job and find lessons that will […]

Lessons and Advice From One Young Manager to Another

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At Kinetix, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to best set up our managers of people for success. We rely on our managers to lead our recruiting teams and other departments crucial to our success as a business. Within that framework, we have quite a few young managers on our team, myself […]

The Academy Award for Employee Recognition Goes To…

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If you are like most of America, you tuned in last night to watch The Oscars. If you are particularly daring, you probably made it all the way until the end to watch one of the most awkward recognition moments in Academy Award history as it was happening. Whether it was done for ratings or […]

How to Build a Recognition Program at Your Company

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Even the best of company leaders struggle with adequately recognizing their employees’ accomplishments. A cynical (see also: not great) leader might argue that they pay their employees—isn’t that enough? But when your employees go above and beyond and/or consistently perform, they deserve some type of special recognition. If doing it because it’s what good leaders should […]

Why Change Doesn’t Have to Equal Failure

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Too often in life, we see change in a project or an idea as a failure that forces us to take stock of the situation and evaluate our decisions. At Kinetix, we’re here to tell you that change doesn’t have to equal failure. And we’re not just giving you platitudes, we see it every day in […]

Should You Fine Employees for Poor Performance?

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There’s a lot to unpack, but in many ways, the picture here to the left speaks for itself. What a doozy. When I came across it on Reddit a few weeks ago I couldn’t resist the urge to share it here and analyze some of the problems but also some of the good intentions this manager […]

Don’t Be a Stranger: How To Engage Remote Employees

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As more and more companies are moving to a flexible work environment that allows employees to work remotely from home, it’s become imperative for us to begin to think about how to best engage our remote workforce. Here at Kinetix, we’ve experienced this as we’ve brought on more remote employees as we’ve grown. We have […]

New Year, More Collaboration.

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As 2016 comes to a close and with 2017 around the corner we can take this time to not only reminisce about the past year but to look ahead about how you and your recruiting team can improve your collaboration.  In recruiting, as you know, it is all about hitting a set number of hires […]