3 Reasons Why Offboarding is Important

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Goodbyes can be hard, but it’s a necessary reality for companies. Whether an employee’s departure is planned or not, it’s very important to have an offboarding process in place to ensure the smoothest transition possible for your company and the former employee. A good onboarding process can have many benefits. An employee that has been […]

The Secret to Seasonal Hires Revealed

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Ahhhh… Fall is in the air; the smell of the seasons turning and pumpkin spice lattes! So you know what that means: it’s time to start hiring for seasonal employees. Yes, it’s the beginning of September, but if last year was any indication, you probably should have started in August, if not sooner.  So how […]

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 […]

Changes HR Must Make to Keep Up with Gen Z

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Another year has gone by and you know what that means! Generation Z is here and ready to work–and it’s time you put your best foot forward to show that your company is the real All-Star. Unfortunately, your company’s HR may have to tweak a few things to make that true. Here are some changes a fellow […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Be A Mental Health Advocate In HR

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May is mental health awareness month. But as anyone who has struggled with their mental health can tell you, you’re always aware of your mental health. I can say firsthand that it’s a constant process. There is no long-term cure-all for every instance of anxiety, depression, fatigue, or other common mental maladies that face today’s workforce. […]

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.

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.