Consistent Positive Feedback is Important for When Things Are Going Bad

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 […]

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How to Build a Recognition Program at Your Company

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 […]

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Area Code Performance Reviewing

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 […]

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Self Evaluations: Two Thumbs Up

Liz: I finished my Kabletown self evaluation! Nailed it. Jack, reading Liz’s self evaluation: ‘My greatest weakness is humility. I’m probably the most humble person in the whole world.’ Liz: I wrote that! —30 Rock, Season 6 Episode 16 Welcome to part two of “30 Rock Exaggerates Real Problems Managers Have With Performance Reviews,” as […]

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Set the Goals, Slow & Steady

I’ve always struggled to be a patient person. It might be a virtue, but it’s not one that I easily live by. Perhaps the only millennial stereotype I’ll allow myself to be classified by is my need for instant gratification. Luckily, I don’t see this is a singular fault that I and few others share. […]

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If You Say, “Don’t Think That I’m _____….”, You’ve Already Lost…

Kinetix Insider Note: This blog was previously run by our sister site, The HR Capitalist, where Kris Dunn discusses all things under the HR sun. Since this post is related to what we’re talking about at Kinetix this month—Setting Performance Goals With Your People—we thought it just made sense to give you guys the goods here, too. Enjoy! Career […]

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