“So, what keeps you up at night?” While on a job interview, a Kinsa candidate recently posed this follow-up question to the CEO at one of our client companies. The candidate listened to the CEO’s response, and then replied with how he (the candidate) could help solve the CEO’s problem and make the company more… Read more »

career development

Career Development Includes You, Me and We   I have a tendency to stockpile magazines so I can read during flights. This time of year is conference season, which tends to be my busiest with a lot of travel from September through the end of the year. Well, this year I have even more travel… Read more »

      Register today for the following free webinars on Kinsa CareerEdge. Login or create an account; then click the WEBINAR Tab to reserve your spot.   TOPIC: Re-THINK! The Brand Called YOU: Your Personal Branding Session DATE: Thursday, December 8th TIME: 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST) DESCRIPTION: What… Read more »

He breezed through the interview. He’s a great culture fit. He’s a true professional who really knows his stuff. There’s just one problem: He’s quite obviously overqualified for the role. Should you hire him anyway or take a pass? Read the rest of this post before you make your decision: Hiring Overqualified Talent If you’re… Read more »

So you’ve heard about others doing one-on-ones. Some do a one-hour session every other week with each team member. Counting preparation time, one-on-ones would take up a significant part of your busy schedule. You ponder: Would all the hours be well spent and justified? It is true that one-on-ones can be time-consuming. Yet the hour… Read more »

Your boss can be a great career management ally – IF you have a solid working relationship, that is. In “4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager,” our team shared tips for “managing up” without stepping on your boss’s toes, by: getting to know the person behind the title; understanding his goals and… Read more »

Contributed by Laurie Hyllberg, VP, Kinsa Group I attended the FaB Wisconsin [Food and Beverage Wisconsin] Annual Meeting last Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Feeding America. The President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, Denise Morrison, was the keynote speaker. Her presentation was a lot about the transformation of Campbell’s Purpose Statement “Real Food That Matters for Life’s Moments” and its… Read more »

Does every day feel like Halloween for your food & beverage candidates? That’s largely up to you! Logically, you want every individual who applies for a position to walk away from the experience feeling as though he were treated professionally. But if you’re flooded with unqualified resumes or have a lengthy hiring process, ensuring a… Read more »

Overtime Rules

Under new overtime regulations set to become law on December 1st, approximately 4.2 million salaried employees will be reclassified as nonexempt employees with set work hours. The new law may cause a backlash with our youngest workers, since less workplace autonomy runs counter to so much of what they strive for at work.  Here’s what… Read more »