Selling the Side Step to Talent in 2019

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There’s a hard sell for recruiters, and it’s known as the “lateral move.” How can you convince that Sales Manager that this management position would be better for them in the long run, even if it doesn’t have a title that is quite as forthright and may not be 100% sales focused? Glassdoor and Lisa […]

Control Only What You Can Control

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Those of you that know me have heard about my son Chase who plays college tennis. I know that some of you are saying, “not again!” Well, yes, again, but this time I’m going to make a point. Recently, Chase was in a close match. His opponent was making what Chase thought (and Chase’s daddy […]

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 […]

How to Choose Between Two Awesome Candidates

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It’s your job as a recruiter and talent agent to connect the right people with the right jobs. After you’ve gone through the normal sourcing song and dance, found passive and active candidates, identified who is qualified and passionate, and handed them over to interview with the hiring manager, most of the job is primarily […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Careers Site

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You have open jobs. People want them. Seems simple enough, right? Yet, for some reason, it never is. Building and maintaining your employer brand takes self-reflection, hard work, and a firm commitment to the values and image you present to your candidate market via your careers page and social media presence. It can be daunting, […]

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 […]

The Very Worst Things Candidates Do: Volume 1

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On some clear nights, recruiters wish upon faraway stars that their candidates won’t fall for the easy (and obvious) traps. Don’t wear flip flops to the interview, don’t chew gum when talking to the hiring manager, don’t inquire about anyone’s age—it’s simple advice like this that talent pros would love to stop telling candidates. But […]

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. […]

Nellisa Lalgee: Kick-Ass Teammate and Kinetix Superhero

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“I really feel that to be a kick-ass teammate you have to make things happen, not just for yourself, but for everyone you work with.” And that’s exactly what Nellisa Lalgee, Executive Assistant to the CEO, does for our team every day at Kinetix HQ. Go ahead, ask anyone on our squad and they will […]

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.