Flipping the Code Switch: 4 Reasons Why We Change Our Communications

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First, as a disclaimer, this is a generalization of why code-switching in the workplace happens. Second, not all code-switching is the same; code-switching varies throughout cultures, ethnicities, genders, generations, and classes. Everyone, at one time or another, has pulled the code-switch–the reasons why it happens are what makes this process so trying and draining on […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Office Holiday Party More Inclusive

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Alas, 2018 is finally coming to an end. We’ve made it through some pretty tumultuous times so far, so congratulations on staying focused through that! However, the disarray isn’t over yet. The holiday season can be stressful for everyone on your team–dealing with extended family, shopping, eating, more shopping, more eating; you get the point. […]

I Broke My Back for My Company: A True Story

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Okay, I’ll be up front—I didn’t break my back. I simply severed part of a vertebra. Let me explain. I was your average 19-year-old student home for summer break. With real life looming ahead, I made the same choice many college students make: I got a summer job. I was in the prestigious position of […]

The Giving Season Challenge for Talent Pros

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We have made it to the end of November, and you know what that means…we have officially kicked off the Giving Season. Recently, I was scrolling through my social feeds and happened upon a feel-good article about a homeless man who stood at a busy highway handing out resumes which ultimately resulted in multiple job […]

Turkey & Talent: Giving Thanks for Your Career

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Happy Turkey Day to all of our Tremendous Upside readers! Whether you are catching this content in between courses or kickoffs, we truly hope that you are spending today conquering casseroles and reflecting on all of the things that you are grateful for in the presence of friends and family. Now let’s get down to […]

Kinetix Wants To Know…What Are YOU Thankful For?

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Ready or not, turkey season is upon us… You know, November, that time of year where the birds of honor get plump and your aunt starts dowsing herself in the strongest perfume she owns in preparation for the big family get together? It’s a time to focus on what we appreciate in our lives while […]

HR Horror Stories 2018

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The spookiest day of the year is finally upon us, and we all know what that means – it’s time to be happily haunted by our favorite HR horror stories! We received some truly terrifying submissions and we believe that we have conjured the two best tales to tell in this festive feature blog post! […]

Navigating the #MeToo Movement in HR

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Gone are the days of accepting the In the Company of Men style wrongful acts of sexual harassment in the workplace. #MeToo has busted down the door of the misogynistic boy’s club that had abandoned women’s rights and safety for the luxury of feeding into the ego of “the man.” #MeToo has provided an ample, […]

Introducing HR Horror Stories

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The recently coined “spooky season“ is here and at Kinetix, we are REALLY getting in the spirit. Last Halloween we brought your recruiting fears to life with our Hiring Horror Stories and this time around we want to kick it up a notch. So grab your organization’s handbook and gather ’round the campfire – because […]

The Small Talk Problem: A Shameless Plug

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“So, what do you do?” How often do you hear this question? How often, after you hear this question, do you get this? “And what does your company do?” If you work for a company that makes products, it tends to be pretty easy. You make stuff. It’s tangible. According to what the “stuff” is, […]