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Make the Most of your Annual Review

Annual reviews are for every member of the Kent Companies team. This is your opportunity for focused one-on-one time with your manager to review your performance and chart opportunities for growth. We want to hear your ideas, and we want to make this process all about YOU!


  • Have a clear understanding of your job expectations – specifically, job description and goals for the year.
  • Review your job expectations periodically – for example, quarterly – and ask if adjustments need to be made.
  • Be open to feedback – in other words, thank your supervisor for it, ask questions for clarification, and ask for recommendations about how you can move forward.
  • Let your manager know your professional development needs and opportunities.


  • Wait until the review period to bring things up or “surprise” your supervisor.
  • Be defensive.
  • Make or take things personally.
  • Complain – without good suggestions for improvement.
  • Make excuses – without strong examples to support your view.

Access your Employee Handbook Online

Kent Companies employee handbooks are now available for 24/7 access on the Kent Companies website.

  1. Visit
  3. Choose the handbook for your local office.
  4. Enter the password: redtothecore

Equifax Breach – What should you do?

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here’s what you should do:

  • Visit Equifax’s website,
  • Find out if your information was exposed.
  • Whether or not your information was exposed, U.S. consumers can get a year of free credit monitoring and other services.

Read more from the Federal Trade Commission by clicking here.

(Submitted by Mindy Curtiss, Human Resources Director)

Kent Companies Recognized as a Leading Family-Owned Business

CEO Jeff VanderLaan and Vice President Chris Fennema were invited to share insight and best practices about leading a successful family-owned business.