Posts By: Elizabeth Dickerson

Thinking Ahead: Cool Company Christmas Gifts Your Clients Will Actually Like

It’s time to start thinking ahead about Christmas gifts for your clients—and, please, leave the foil-wrapped chocolate oranges in 1997. Do you really want to impress your clients? You need to WOW them with a gift that they will actually like and will actually use. We’re thinking beyond the Honey Baked Ham gift cards (even […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • November 16, 2017

Ideas Are Worthless Without Execution

Ideas are everywhere. It’s the execution that’s rare. I often hear or see so many people who complain about wanting something that other people have, or something they want to be done, or want others to do, or want to change something, etc. but won’t do anything themselves to get stuff moving forward… Can you […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • November 3, 2017

Behavioral Interviewing is NOT Dead

When behavioral interviewing doesn’t work well, it’s because you haven’t given your managers the training they need to be successful. Actually, you might have given them the training… What you haven’t done is given them the gift of FAILURE. The reality is that people (your managers) need to fail and feel the crush in order […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • October 26, 2017

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due client changing the specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because… they’re not going […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • October 13, 2017

Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

  Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • October 5, 2017

How To Use Periscope for an Engaging Company Culture

I feel like Periscope fell off the face of the Earth. It was HOT for a couple of years… 2015 and 2016… but this year I haven’t heard much about it. Which is sad, honestly, because it’s a killer tool to use for internal communications and marketing at your company. That’s why I’m bringing periscope […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • September 28, 2017

3 Easy Tricks to Help Your Email Signature Look Professional {FREE TOOL!}

Let’s talk emails. They’re annoying. Aren’t you tired of getting emails like… all day, every day? How about when you get a random email from someone you don’t know trying to pitch something to you… and they just sign off their email with “Thanks, Dan.” Like.. hey, DAN. Thanks for cluttering up my already overflowing […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • September 14, 2017

A Bold 30 Day Challenge To Boost Employee Happiness

If you’re anything like me, you might be sitting at a desk working a 9-5 job—right in the gullet of Corporate America. Also, if you’re like me, that can get old. Real quick. Not in a bad way… but doing the same thing all the time, every day, coming to the same desk, same people, […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • September 7, 2017

Believe It Or Not… Candidates Are Actually Human

There. We said it. Candidates are humans – not pieces of paper *gasp!* So since they are flesh and blood just like us, we should treat them as such, right? Candidate experience is important to us here at Kinetix. Take a look at this week’s Lean In We said it. Candidates are humans – not […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • August 31, 2017

To Ask or Not To Ask For The Salary History?

  “What do you currently make?” a question we’ve all heard at least once in our lifetimes.   “Why does it matter?” a response we’ve all thought more than once in our lifetimes.   Salary talk is cringe-worthy—there’s no doubt about that. It’s awkward on both the recruiter and the candidate ends.   Unfortunately, a […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • August 23, 2017