New Year, New Recruiting Tactics

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The year is winding down enough that we can all admit that we’re just holding out for 2019 at this point. 2018 is more or less over, so… what did we learn? Our amazing recruiters at Kinetix have regular powwows to trade strategies, meet the new faces, and (more importantly) air grievances that lead to […]

Creating Second Chances: Why You Should Hire Former Convicts

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Imagine, if you will, your most harrowing mistake remaining with you for the rest of your life, open for the public to see. Think back to when you were a kid, a young adult, or just in a bad situation, and that wrong choice never left you, branded on your forehead, forever having this mistake […]

The Talent Mixtapes: To Connections That Dodge Our Opportunities

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In case you aren’t aware, our Kinetix team lives for music of all kinds– ’80s, ’90s, scatting, metal, doo-wop, we love it all (except for Nickelback, take the cheesy angst elsewhere). It only felt natural to create a new blog series that helps us express our different talent industry challenges in a creative and constructive […]

Business Travel 101: How to Keep Calm and Kinetix On

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In the world of recruitment marketing, we spend a lot of time making sure we show off our clients’ employer brands to candidates the best way we know how. The best way is actually meeting their employees and getting the inside scoop in person – and on camera, of course. This proven process calls for […]

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 […]

What The Heck Is Business Casual in 2018?

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Welcome to the busiest shopping day of the year – Black Friday. Whether you are perusing online or physically fighting through stores, you are probably participating in this unofficial holiday one way or another. For a lot of recent grads and early career professionals, this day is a prime opportunity to find stylish and sophisticated […]

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 […]