The Academy Award for Employee Recognition Goes To…

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If you are like most of America, you tuned in last night to watch The Oscars. If you are particularly daring, you probably made it all the way until the end to watch one of the most awkward recognition moments in Academy Award history as it was happening. Whether it was done for ratings or […]

How to Build a Recognition Program at Your Company

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Even the best of company leaders struggle with adequately recognizing their employees’ accomplishments. A cynical (see also: not great) leader might argue that they pay their employees—isn’t that enough? But when your employees go above and beyond and/or consistently perform, they deserve some type of special recognition. If doing it because it’s what good leaders should […]

Why Change Doesn’t Have to Equal Failure

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Too often in life, we see change in a project or an idea as a failure that forces us to take stock of the situation and evaluate our decisions. At Kinetix, we’re here to tell you that change doesn’t have to equal failure. And we’re not just giving you platitudes, we see it every day in […]

Should You Fine Employees for Poor Performance?

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There’s a lot to unpack, but in many ways, the picture here to the left speaks for itself. What a doozy. When I came across it on Reddit a few weeks ago I couldn’t resist the urge to share it here and analyze some of the problems but also some of the good intentions this manager […]

Don’t Be a Stranger: How To Engage Remote Employees

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As more and more companies are moving to a flexible work environment that allows employees to work remotely from home, it’s become imperative for us to begin to think about how to best engage our remote workforce. Here at Kinetix, we’ve experienced this as we’ve brought on more remote employees as we’ve grown. We have […]

New Year, More Collaboration.

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As 2016 comes to a close and with 2017 around the corner we can take this time to not only reminisce about the past year but to look ahead about how you and your recruiting team can improve your collaboration.  In recruiting, as you know, it is all about hitting a set number of hires […]

Getting Started in 2017: Think on Action, Not on What-Ifs

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As one of the unfortunate ones still at work in between the two holiday weekends of Christmas and New Year’s, I’m seeing two prominent trends in articles being published by major HR/recruiting think-tanks. Trend one is a rehash of tops articles from the past year, looking back on all the big ideas and news in the […]

We Can’t All Be Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos

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Original Cheetos, to me, makes for an underwhelming snack. Something about the corn puff texture combined with a heaping of cheddar powder just resembles too much of a flavored packing peanut for my tastebuds. Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos on the other hand? I can finish a bag of those bad boys in one sitting. They’re spicy, […]

The Doomsday Domino Effect of Ignoring Change Management

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There’s a belief that application is the best form of education. Want to teach someone math? Show them why it’s useful in everyday life. Want to teach someone proper grammar? Show them real life examples and why it’s important. Well, just a few days ago I got a real life lesson in why good HR—specifically […]

Ease on Down: The Importance of Offboarding Your Employees

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Onboarding is an integral part to any new hire’s experience—for both the new hire and the organization. It’s important for the new hire, so as to ease them into the company and their role; and it’s equally important for the team they’re joining, so as to introduce them to the new hire and the new […]