How to Thrive and Survive an Open Office

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There’s something about the absence of walls and barriers that makes me intrinsically happy. Having the ability to talk, brainstorm, and joke with coworkers helps me connect with my team, while also getting my work done. Walls only make things more complicated. At Kinetix, we’re not so close that we’re bumping elbows, but close enough […]

How to Change Your Biased Blind Hiring Process

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Humans are problematic–it’s been proven over and over again. When it comes to hiring, those problematic hominids can get in the way of the talent decision making, especially in terms of diversifying the workplace.  Talent pools need to be more reflective of the world we live in, but that doesn’t mean everyone you hire is […]

OOO Messages That Will Actually Get People to Leave You Alone

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What’s worse than getting a work-related email while far away from your desk enjoying your PTO? Incessantly receiving emails because your out-of-office (OOO) message is inefficient and doesn’t share enough of the essential details.   Sure, we say we aren’t going to worry about work while OOO, but unless you’re already on your Midsommar retreat in […]

Career Lessons You Can Learn from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

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Life can get messy. And sometimes that messiness can permeate your work life, no matter how hard you try to keep it contained. Your desk gets messy; your email gets messy; your desk mate’s desk gets messy; your life ends up becoming one big mess. This disorganization is how some people thrive–as Time points out, […]

4 Productivity Hacks to Tackle Your To-Do List This Summer

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Ah, summer mornings. The birds are chirping, the sun is slowly making its way overhead, it’s a beautiful day, and you…have to go to work? That was rhetorical–of course you have to go to work, we all do. Where do you think I’m writing this from right now? But the change of seasons and flurry […]

Talking to Co-Workers About Their Mental Health: A How-To Guide

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We’ve said it before, and we will say it again–mental health awareness shouldn’t be encouraged for just one month out of the year. That’s why we wanted to share some helpful tips that you can use year-round for talking to your co-workers about their mental health while keeping things respectful and professional. Mental health can […]

What to Tell Candidates to Wear to Their Interview

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First impressions are everything. We all know this from experience; every interaction with someone new is another chance to impress. And one of the most important times to worry about first impressions is during a face-to-face job interview. As recruiters know, candidates always have questions about what to wear to interviews–which is valid because most […]

3 Easy Ways to Stay on Schedule When Working from Home

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Like everyone, weekday mornings give me the most anxiety. The buzzing of an early alarm; the rush to get ready; the stress of picking out your workday jawnz; the question of whether or not to make coffee at home or just run to Starbucks; emails popping up left and right before you can even make […]

You’ve Got Errors: How to Avoid Making the Email Mistakes That We Are All Tired of Seeing.

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For most of us, our days start and end with emails. Some of it is spam, some of it is important, some of it is from companies you’ve never subscribed to before–either way, our days are inundated with emails from dawn to dusk. Email has been around for longer than most of us–“us” as in […]

Can a Horrible Boss Be a Great Leader?

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Horribleness can, sometimes, be correlated with vision, passion, drive, and perfectionism–things that you could conceivably want to see in a leader. Therefore, niceness can, sometimes, be correlated with weakness, mediocrity, and failure. So, as to be seen as a desired leader, some believe a little splash of horribleness makes for a stronger organization. Let’s see how we can take tips from the big dogs to put a little more bite in our convictions.