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By April 28, 2014

Meet Susie Wittbrodt, the Newest Member of the Kinesis Family!

2014 is shaping up to be the year of transformation for Kinesis. We’re feeling right at home in our new office space, we had a blast at our recent open house party, and – most importantly – we’ve continued to build our team in order to support the growing success of our extraordinary clients! Today, […]

By March 3, 2014

How to Recruit Top Talent Employees Through Social Networking

How to use social networks to recruit great employees Social networking is a vital tool for every brand and is quickly changing the face of how we do business and how we hire. In fact, sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and even Pinterest could just find the candidate you need to propel your business […]

By February 4, 2014

Strategies the Best Managers Use to Keep their Team Engaged

The best managers build great teams The best managers can’t be defined by specific personality characteristics. While some of them are calm and soft-spoken, others could be more accurately described as a extremely extroverted and wildly enthusiastic. Regardless of their personality, the very top leaders have something in common – they drive bottom-line results for […]

By January 28, 2014

Why Compelling Workplaces Matter to the Bottom Line

A weak link weakens your group When I first began learning how to play music, my middle school band teacher told our class that an orchestra is only as good as its weakest musician. If the player who is always out of sync and playing in the wrong key isn’t motivated to improve, the orchestra […]

By January 22, 2014

Karah Lockman Joins the Kinesis Family!

  2014 is off with a bang here at the Kinesis headquarters. We’ve settled in to our new office space, and – on top of getting set up for our upcoming house warming party – we’ve made progress on filling one of our empty desks! On that note, please join us in welcoming Karah Lockman […]

By November 11, 2013

Time management for the easily distracted

According to Kathy Kolbe, I’m known as a ‘Quick Start.’ The downside of being a highly-effective idea generator and creative problem solver is that I’m low on what she calls ‘Follow Through’ (people with high Follow Through love creating systems and tend to think in a linear fashion). The truth is – and I admit […]

By November 5, 2013

Kinesis has a new home!

I’m thrilled to announce that the Kinesis team has successfully relocated, and we’re busy settling into our new headquarters in Northwest Portland! It’s been a long journey. But with a little elbow grease and a lot of patience, we’ve managed to locate and build out a space to meet our growing needs. I took a […]

By October 31, 2013

Employee engagement: where do we begin?

Sadly, happiness at work is rare. Multiple studies show that 70 percent of our workforce in the United States is composed of individuals who don’t like their job. These people are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less productive than engaged employees. This is beyond troubling. Unfortunately, HR departments everywhere are implementing Band-Aid solutions like […]

By October 23, 2013

How to Write Remarkable Company Core Values (Part II)

Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Read the first part: Write Remarkable Core Company Values (Part I) How to Develop Your Company Values “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”                                   […]

By September 24, 2013

How to Write Remarkable Company Core Values (Part I)

  You’ve probably read lots of articles about the importance of core values and values-driven companies. Best-selling business writers like Jim Collins and Tom Peters frequently espouse the importance of core values and highlight companies that leverage their core values to outperform the market. Despite the credibility of authors like Collins and Peters, you’d be […]