Posts about Workplace

By June 18, 2018

What We Learned at the Small Giants Summit

Kinesis attended the annual Small Giants Summit last month, filled with actionable leadership insights. We summarized some of our favorites.

By May 18, 2016

How much should my company invest in culture and team building?

Work – any work – is rarely a cakewalk. At Kinesis, it can sometimes feel like we’re inventing the wheel each and every day. And we’re by no means unique – increasingly, “easy” labor has been shifted offshore or automated by software to eliminate repetitive tasks. These days, just about any modern workplace can be […]

By March 16, 2016

Talent engine secrets

How to recruit and retain the best of the best employees At Kinesis, we’re often asked about talent, recruitment, and the importance of marketing when it comes to building a great workplace – since we believe that HR and marketing are inherently related. The fact is, employers today face a shrinking talent pool and a low […]

By September 1, 2015

The power of a simple “Great job!”

Here’s a simple marketing strategy: recognize your people for their efforts. Say “Great job!” or “Well done!” or “Nice work” or “Thank you!” to your employees when they do a good job, when they demonstrate mastery of a skill, when they try something new, when they mentor someone else, when they show up early to work, when […]

By August 28, 2015

The sweeping power of purpose

Recently, I was reading a 2014 Deloitte study of organizations with a highly-engaged workforce. And I was struck by a story they told. It is an incredible showcase for the power of an organization’s purpose (what Simon Sinek calls your Why). In the study, researchers found that companies with highly-engaged employees emphasize a core purpose that does not […]

By April 6, 2015

How can I attract more of the right employees?

Business leaders tend to run into one of two problems when attempting to accelerate company growth: 1) They need more leads or 2) They need better people. Many are quick to turn to marketing to solve the former, but few realize that marketing actually plays a key role in both – filling the sales funnel […]

By January 21, 2015

Your values, mission, & vision in play

You’re pumped. You’re fired-up. You’re feeling awesome. You just landed on a powerful set of values, crystal-clear mission, and a Big-Hairy-Audacious-Goal (or big vision) equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest. You can’t wait to start using these core elements to lead your team, build a culture of A-players, and create a customer base of raving fans. […]

By December 23, 2014

How to discover your company’s core purpose

“Core purpose” – it’s been identified by the most influential business authorities of our time as one of the key ingredients for a high-performing organization. Jim Collins and Jerry Poras, authors of the innovative business classic Built to Last, embarked upon a 6-year study of truly exceptional companies that have prospered over the long term, including […]