Why We Aren’t Upfront About the Companies We Recruit For – And Why You Shouldn’t Be Either

Not including referral candidates, every candidate who comes through your pipeline starts in the same place: your job description. Job descriptions are the very first thing a candidate sees. It’s the hook that pulls them in, gets them to apply, and kickstarts the entire recruiting process. And, as they say, first impressions are everything. With […]


by Kate Weimer • June 27, 2017

How To Optimize Your Job Postings for Inclusion on Google’s New Job Search Function

The search engine giant Google recently announced and debuted their foray into the job posting/aggregation space. Google for Jobs is a new platform for job seekers and employers utilizing Google’s existing search features in combination with feeds pulled from company’s career sites and third-party sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. Free to use and with a fairly […]


by Patrick Ward • June 26, 2017

How to Set Up a Kick A$$ Employment Branding Social Channel

At Kinetix we can appreciate companies who understand the need to split their main company branded social accounts to a more centralized careers social presence. If companies haven’t already, it’s something we urge them to do. Why is this important? Establishing careers-centric social accounts allows a company to focus on their talent attraction/retention and worry […]


by Al Hill • June 22, 2017

3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making ASAP

Referrals can be a recruiter’s best friend—especially if it’s a good one that leads to a hire. We all want more candidates, but we don’t just want any candidate—we want the best ones for our clients. The candidates that fit the business, the culture, the values… the ones that seal the deals! So of course, […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • June 22, 2017

Grow Your Personal Brand On Twitter For FREE

They say there is no such thing as free lunch. Well, whoever said that never walked around a grocery store on Sample Sunday. Now you might be thinking “free food is cool and all, but how does it relate to building my personal brand as a recruiter?” That’s exactly what the social growth tool Crowdfire […]


by Emily Kocoloski • June 20, 2017

HR Lessons From Uber’s Meltdown

As I’m sure you’ve seen in the news this week, it’s been a rough go of it lately for the rideshare pioneer and giant Uber. Their string of self-inflicted public relations and employee nightmares has built up throughout the year and finally came to a head with the leave of absence taken by their CEO, […]


by Patrick Ward • June 16, 2017

#NoLies: The Most Common Lies to Look for on Resumes

As a recruiter you are tasked every day with filing through and looking at resume after resume. Sometimes you may run into that perfect resume for your req. only to find out that they had lied and what they talk about doesn’t match up to what you have in front of you. In fact, according […]


by Al Hill • June 9, 2017

How To Attract and Keep Creative Talent on Their Toes

Creative minds are a bit different when it comes to work. We think differently, we work differently, our personalities can be a little—unique? Some of us are happiest when secluded, some of us thrive in a constantly changing environment, but we all work best in our own ways—and knowing your creative’s specific personality can really give […]


by Elizabeth Dickerson • June 8, 2017

Where’s the Limit on Appeasing Different Personality Types in the Workplace?

The obvious function of any behavioral assessment during the recruiting process is to see if a candidate fits the soft skills side of the job they are interviewing for. Recruiters or hiring managers can take results from a behavioral assessment and tailor interview questions to dig into any red flags they might see. One often overlooked use […]


by Kate Weimer • June 6, 2017

Dear Kinetix June 5, 2017

Dear Kinetix is the talent community’s key to expert advice on all things recruiting and employer branding. We take questions from our social media inboxes and share our kick@$$ answers with the world. Don’t worry – all inquisitors have given themselves pseudonyms to protect their identities.   Dear Kinetix, At Kinetix, what source do your recruiters […]


by Purple Squirrel • June 5, 2017

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