How To Surf The Summer Recruiting Wave

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Hang on, folks. The dry season of summer recruiting is coming in HOT. Unlike the abundance that is the spring hiring season, summer recruiting is a notorious subject for seasoned talent pros to rookies alike. People take advantage of the amazing weather and break from school to take a vacation to their destination of choice, […]

One Word to Rule Them All: How to Increase the Chance of a “Yes”

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Words are powerful. The words we use can often determine success or failure, no matter what field you are in. With the right word, we can lift others up to new heights. In the English language, there is one word that has been proven to greatly increase our success: “Because.” Yes, using those seven letters […]

How To Snare The Purple Squirrel

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Ah, the ever-mythical purple squirrel. It’s a recruiting concept as present as “the funnel.” Recruiters are always on the hunt for the purple squirrel: that perfect candidate that will make your client pick up the phone and cry, “How did you find them? They’re amazing!”  But what do you do when the purple squirrel is […]

What’s the Secret to Great Recruiting?

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Our recruiting clients don’t hire us to help them find the best talent for their organization because it’s easy.   If it were easy, Kinetix wouldn’t exist, and I would be writing this from my parents’ basement. The reality is that whenever I talk to new clients about their hiring needs, they always ask the […]

Who Answers Phones Anymore? 5 Voicemail Tips to Warrant a Return Call

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Business moves at the speed of light in today’s business world. We are doing more with less, and electronic communication is a fact of life. But realistically, we cannot answer every telephone call that comes in, no matter how much we’d like to. That’s where voicemail comes in. Whether you are a recruiter looking to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recruitment Texting: How To Ride The New Wave

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What’s the first thing you do when you wake up and get out of bed every day? Look at your phone, right? How many notifications or text messages do you wake up to in the morning? It’s safe to say that, every morning, most people are rolling over and checking their phones even before they […]

Adaptability: It’s a Requirement, NOT a Bonus.

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As a recruiter, your job has a lot of moving pieces and action items that you are tasked with daily. I get it, with the constant evolution of recruiting tech and employer branding trends, it’s not always easy to stand out to the best candidates. A successful recruiter, however, has a skill that allows them […]

Fighting Fall-Offs: The ABCs of Taking Candidates from Offer to Onboarding

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In the recruiting world, nobody likes fall-offs. What is a fall-off? Glad you asked. A fall-off is when a candidate who has received an offer either changes their mind or quits within a short time after they start. For recruiters and hiring managers, fall-offs are a big deal. For the recruiter, fall-offs affect their pay. […]