How To Avoid Making Your Employer Brand A Cheap Cover Song

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If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that I LOVE a good classic song cover –key word being “good”. I emphasize that adjective not because I’m picky, but because I’ve been let down by a lot of terrible tribute bands in the past. From Britney Spears to Billy Joel, I’ve seen […]

Ideas Are Worthless Without Execution

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Ideas are everywhere. It’s the execution that’s rare. I often hear or see so many people who complain about wanting something that other people have, or something they want to be done, or want others to do, or want to change something, etc. but won’t do anything themselves to get stuff moving forward… Can you […]

Hiring Horror Stories Part II: Talent Tricks & Treats

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Happy Halloween to all of our talent industry ghosts and gurus! We hope you are ready for our next batch of spooktacular hiring horror stories because we are going straight for the sweet spot: candidate tricks and treats. So grab your favorite Halloween candy – *cough cough* Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – and dive into some […]

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

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Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due client changing the specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because… they’re not going […]

Hiring Horror Stories: Come In Costume

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When the clock struck midnight on September 22nd, swimsuits transformed into sweaters, glittering fireflies became screeching bats, and every latte suddenly tasted like pumpkin. I’m just saying maybe Cinderella didn’t really leave the glass slipper behind at the ball – but instead traded it in for a sensible seasonal boot. At Kinetix, we love these […]

Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

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  Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to […]

How To Use Periscope for an Engaging Company Culture

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I feel like Periscope fell off the face of the Earth. It was HOT for a couple of years… 2015 and 2016… but this year I haven’t heard much about it. Which is sad, honestly, because it’s a killer tool to use for internal communications and marketing at your company. That’s why I’m bringing periscope […]

A Bold 30 Day Challenge To Boost Employee Happiness

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If you’re anything like me, you might be sitting at a desk working a 9-5 job—right in the gullet of Corporate America. Also, if you’re like me, that can get old. Real quick. Not in a bad way… but doing the same thing all the time, every day, coming to the same desk, same people, […]

Believe It Or Not… Candidates Are Actually Human

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There. We said it. Candidates are humans – not pieces of paper *gasp!* So since they are flesh and blood just like us, we should treat them as such, right? Candidate experience is important to us here at Kinetix. Take a look at this week’s Lean In We said it. Candidates are humans – not […]

To Ask or Not To Ask For The Salary History?

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  “What do you currently make?” a question we’ve all heard at least once in our lifetimes.   “Why does it matter?” a response we’ve all thought more than once in our lifetimes.   Salary talk is cringe-worthy—there’s no doubt about that. It’s awkward on both the recruiter and the candidate ends.   Unfortunately, a […]