Want to Know How a Recruiter is *Really* Performing? Check These Metrics

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  Unlike many other white collar jobs, pretty much every single aspect of recruiters’ performances can be broken down into a metric. For recruiters doing a great job, this means it’s easy to see how great of a job they are doing and receive positive performance reviews for that hard work; for struggling recruiters…well, you […]

HR Lessons From Uber’s Meltdown

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As I’m sure you’ve seen in the news this week, it’s been a rough go of it lately for the rideshare pioneer and giant Uber. Their string of self-inflicted public relations and employee nightmares has built up throughout the year and finally came to a head with the leave of absence taken by their CEO, […]

Where’s the Limit on Appeasing Different Personality Types in the Workplace?

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The obvious function of any behavioral assessment during the recruiting process is to see if a candidate fits the soft skills side of the job they are interviewing for. Recruiters or hiring managers can take results from a behavioral assessment and tailor interview questions to dig into any red flags they might see. One often overlooked use […]

Rude, Late, and Unprepared: How To Manage Up The Soft Skills of Your Team

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Soft skills are defined as the “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” In the workplace, this translates to an employee’s ability to communicate effectively, prioritize efficiently, deal with their teammates positively, and so much more. Let’s face it. We expect our employees to come into the workforce with all […]

Gamification In The Workplace

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Gamification is that buzzword that no one knows what to do with. It’s vague, ambiguous, and sounds dangerously close to a crock of BS. Employees turning work into games? Uh, not on my watch. But, if you don’t know by now, everything in the workplace—including buzzwords—is not always as it seems. The word “gamification” can be traced […]

Building an Internal Communication Plan To Engage Your Team

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As an HR leader in today’s ever-changing work environment, one of the key things you should be focused on is building a strong internal communication plan that benefits all members of your team. With more employees working remotely or having flex schedules, it’s important to put a structure in place that allows for effective communication […]

Consistent Positive Feedback is Important for When Things Are Going Bad

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There’s a delicate balancing act in the game of providing feedback to your employees…or, at least, there should be. Let’s illustrate why by taking a look into a scene I call: average day in corporate America. Manager: Employee, can you do this for me? Employee does the thing accurately and on time. Manager: Employee, can you do […]

Trolling Your Staff for Trolls

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What Are Trolls? Internet trolls are an abundant and unfortunate byproduct of the internet’s unlimited amounts of communication and anonymity. In the early days of the internet, trolls were limited to message boards and the term was saved for users who had anonymous profile images and usernames that went around causing trouble for the sake of it. As the internet has […]

What Your HR Department Can Learn From Trump’s First Months

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Don’t worry. This isn’t going to be an overtly political post where I launch into a diatribe on the positives or negatives of our current president, Donald Trump. We’re going to take an objective look at the actions taken by the Trump administration during his first months on the job and find lessons that will […]

Lessons and Advice From One Young Manager to Another

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At Kinetix, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to best set up our managers of people for success. We rely on our managers to lead our recruiting teams and other departments crucial to our success as a business. Within that framework, we have quite a few young managers on our team, myself […]