Getting Started in 2017: Think on Action, Not on What-Ifs

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As one of the unfortunate ones still at work in between the two holiday weekends of Christmas and New Year’s, I’m seeing two prominent trends in articles being published by major HR/recruiting think-tanks. Trend one is a rehash of tops articles from the past year, looking back on all the big ideas and news in the […]

We Can’t All Be Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos

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Original Cheetos, to me, makes for an underwhelming snack. Something about the corn puff texture combined with a heaping of cheddar powder just resembles too much of a flavored packing peanut for my tastebuds. Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos on the other hand? I can finish a bag of those bad boys in one sitting. They’re spicy, […]

The Doomsday Domino Effect of Ignoring Change Management

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There’s a belief that application is the best form of education. Want to teach someone math? Show them why it’s useful in everyday life. Want to teach someone proper grammar? Show them real life examples and why it’s important. Well, just a few days ago I got a real life lesson in why good HR—specifically […]

Ease on Down: The Importance of Offboarding Your Employees

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Onboarding is an integral part to any new hire’s experience—for both the new hire and the organization. It’s important for the new hire, so as to ease them into the company and their role; and it’s equally important for the team they’re joining, so as to introduce them to the new hire and the new […]

Area Code Performance Reviewing

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On the recruiting floor in our office, it’s not uncommon to ask someone how a candidate’s interview went and get back nothing but a series of three numbers; or, even more cryptic, a city name. As odd as it might sound to someone who is unfamiliar with our system, we aren’t throwing out arbitrary rankings or […]

Don’t Forget About Burr: Bringing New Talent & Longtime Employees Together

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If you have any interest in today’s pop culture, chances are you’ve heard of a little Broadway musical called Hamilton. If you haven’t, here’s the quick rundown: musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, from his humble beginnings to his valiant efforts in the Revolutionary War; his murky political career to, finally, the duel […]

Play The Rookie. Let Them Get Their Nose Bloody.

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FYI: This is going to be a long one. If you are an NFL fan and haven’t heard of Carson Wentz yet, come out from underneath the rock your living under. The kid is going to be a legend. Hailing from North Dakota State University, Carson Wentz is the Philadelphia Eagles 6-foot-5, 237-pound first-round draft […]

Indecision 2016: Talking Politics In The Workplace

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Politics: one of the few remaining third rails of workplace banter and water-cooler conversation. In this politically charged environment of 2016, discussions and arguments are spilling over in the work setting more than ever before. SHRM recently polled employers regarding the 2016 election and found that more than a quarter of respondents believe this to be […]

Communication is the “Sway”

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We’ve been doing some hardcore internal communication revamps here at Kinetix—I’m talking head-banging, crowdsurfing, electric guitar hardcore. You may have seen Patrick Ward’s breakdown of how we integrated Slack, a real-time messaging and collaboration tool for teams, into our company communications. Slack got our teams talking more, and doing so more efficiently. But we still needed a […]

Slacking Off in the Workplace

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Let’s face it. Staying connected in the workplace is a struggle. Email is slowly falling by the wayside as more and more millennials enter the workforce having been raised on instant forms of communication. It’s bulky and cumbersome and often times too easy to ignore. And with more and more remote/work-at-home employees, staying connected across […]