managing people

Performance Management Lessons With Mr. Feeny

Lately I’ve been binge watching a lot of television. Truthfully, I’m always binge watching a lot of television, but I’ve been into one particular show as of late: Boy Meets World.  This 90s family sitcom/dramedy was one of my favorites as a teenager when I watched reruns on Disney Channel. Now, as an adult, I’m […]

by Kate Weimer • January 23, 2018

3 Questions You Should Ask Your Employees From Time to Time

Think about all the questions you ask an employee before they’re hired (also known as a candidate): questions to get to know who they are, what experience they have, how they might fit into your organization. Now think about all the questions you ask an employee when they’ve decided to leave your company (also known […]

by Kate Weimer • August 31, 2017

Rude, Late, and Unprepared: How To Manage Up The Soft Skills of Your Team

Soft skills are defined as the “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” In the workplace, this translates to an employee’s ability to communicate effectively, prioritize efficiently, deal with their teammates positively, and so much more. Let’s face it. We expect our employees to come into the workforce with all […]

by Patrick Ward • May 11, 2017

Gamification In The Workplace

Gamification is that buzzword that no one knows what to do with. It’s vague, ambiguous, and sounds dangerously close to a crock of BS. Employees turning work into games? Uh, not on my watch. But, if you don’t know by now, everything in the workplace—including buzzwords—is not always as it seems. The word “gamification” can be traced […]

by Kate Weimer • May 2, 2017
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Consistent Positive Feedback is Important for When Things Are Going Bad

There’s a delicate balancing act in the game of providing feedback to your employees…or, at least, there should be. Let’s illustrate why by taking a look into a scene I call: average day in corporate America. Manager: Employee, can you do this for me? Employee does the thing accurately and on time. Manager: Employee, can you do […]

by Kate Weimer • April 12, 2017

Lessons and Advice From One Young Manager to Another

At Kinetix, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to best set up our managers of people for success. We rely on our managers to lead our recruiting teams and other departments crucial to our success as a business. Within that framework, we have quite a few young managers on our team, myself […]

by Patrick Ward • March 5, 2017