The Very Worst Things Candidates Do: Volume 1

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On some clear nights, recruiters wish upon faraway stars that their candidates won’t fall for the easy (and obvious) traps. Don’t wear flip flops to the interview, don’t chew gum when talking to the hiring manager, don’t inquire about anyone’s age—it’s simple advice like this that talent pros would love to stop telling candidates. But […]

Does Thanking Employees Really Keep Them Around?

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First and foremost, it should go without explaining that employee recognition is an important part of the work process. It’s not strictly necessary—managers don’t tend to hit a quota of saying “thank you” ten times per quarter, after all—but there have been numerous studies on how employee recognition encourages engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. […]

Diary of a Work-From-Homer

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Working remotely is not a dazzlingly new concept. There is no shortage of evidence that proves working from home is a cost-efficient way to entice new candidates, and to me, there are still many more untold benefits just waiting to be discovered by your employees.

Is Glassdoor Giving Candidates the Best Look into Your Company?

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Cast your minds back, if you will, to your last job search. Personally, I was at the start of my career, so I threw my net far and wide to see what kind of opportunities would come my way. I received several responses in return, and how did I separate the potential choices from the […]

We Are (Not) Family

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Sister Sledge, take a seat. I’m here to talk about how your workplace is not your family—and that’s a really good thing. In the world of employer branding, there are a few tried and true clichés that we often hear employees toss out when they’re trying to describe their relationship with their team and their […]

Perks, Ping Pong, or Purpose: What Is Company Culture?

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You’ve got a foosball table in the break room and some really cool office decor—that’s great, but there’s so much more to what makes your company culture than the cool things we can Instagram. Forbes itself has tried to tackle the difficult definition that is company culture, and they came up with this ditty: “I […]

If You’re Nervous About Staffing Agencies…

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…then I’m proud of you for giving this article a shot. Hey, not everyone can admit when they’re not certain about a subject! But you came to the right place—our team of talent hunting pros is sharing some undeniable benefits of working with staffing agencies. #1: You save money. Already I can feel your hesitation, […]

The 5 Personalities You Encounter While Recruiting

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It can be hard to identify patterns in multifaceted worlds like recruiting and HR – people are complex, after all. But let’s be honest, we’ve worked with candidates that definitely fall into the same tropes over and over again. Instead of letting these people get lost in our stacked pipelines, it can be helpful to […]

Talking About Talking: Using Podcasts to Motivate Your Talent

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Let’s talk about podcasts—the people you use to tune out the rest of the world when your coworkers just won’t cut it. Kidding! But I personally find plugging in headphones and zoning into another conversation really helps keep my mind active during the maintenance parts of my job–the less glamorous elements of employer branding! And […]

New Year, New Recruiting Tactics

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The year is winding down enough that we can all admit that we’re just holding out for 2019 at this point. 2018 is more or less over, so… what did we learn? Our amazing recruiters at Kinetix have regular powwows to trade strategies, meet the new faces, and (more importantly) air grievances that lead to […]