Welcome to BlogNotions' HR Blog

BlogNotions HR Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by human resources and employment thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like best practices for motivating employees, legal developments that affect how to do business, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Innovation Inside and Out

By Craig Haydamack, SPHR If you want to systematically deliver innovations that culminate in an inflection point, you cannot ignore your foundation. Without a proper base, your highest hopes, years of work and millions of dollars can be reduced to a cloud of dirt and debris so fast you won’t know what happened. Like many […]

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Decoding the Military for Veteran Hiring Success

By Karin A. Vernazza, SPHR, as told to Archana Mehta Three years ago, President Obama announced a challenge to the U.S. private sector — hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses by the end of 2013. Many companies nationwide took on that challenge and started veteran-hiring job fairs to attract military talent but […]

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Social Media and Privacy Challenges in the Global Workplace: Are We Crossing the Privacy Line?

By Greg Komarow, SPHR, GPHR, HRMP Social media is impacting employees acrossthe globe. How do we stay ahead of these ever-evolving platforms? One hallmark of developing nations is their tendency to skip steps of development and readily adopt practices deemed to be leading-edge. For example, the concept of engagement surveys rather than satisfaction surveys has […]

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You Know a Lot More Than You Can Tell

Or, it’s not only who you know in the organization, but also what you know about how the organization works. The ability to speak a language, use algebra, design and use complex processes or work with complex equipment requires all sorts of knowledge that is rarely known explicitly, even by expert practitioners. The same is […]

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Employees Shoot Boss … with Paintball Gun!

Teambuilding exercises are supposed to bring your employees together, not drive them apart.  Better yet, teambuilding exercises should never involve paintball guns or any other dangerous activity where someone can get hurt and have ill will toward other coworkers. Some employers have tried these risky adventures, and the outcomes are far from building a better […]

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Brand Value And Brand Legacy

Brands retain value from their legacy providing they are still seen as relevant and interesting, providing they are still competitive and providing they retain goodwill. Or if people have had enough time to forget why they failed in the first place. In other words they can recover if they have enough momentum, or they can […]

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Former Athletes Finish First in Race for ‘Top’ Jobs

The perception is that academics trump athletics in the quest for success in the workplace. But whether an applicant was a quarterback or a point guard, past participation in competitive team sports marks a winner in the competition for better jobs, according to a new Cornell University study. “Participation in competitive sports ‘spills over’ to […]

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The End Of The Unique Selling Proposition?

When Rosser Reeves first proposed the Unique Selling Proposition many decades ago now, the world was a very different place. Products still had the potential to actually be different, advertising was largely confined to mainstream channels and brands were, for the most part, identifiers. But with the evolution of best-practice manufacturing, the fragmentation of channels […]

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How Do You Stay Career Focused?

It’s an important question made especially difficult by today’s organizational demands. Tim Butler, from Harvard Business School, brings some smarts to the party as director of its career development program.  In this job climate it’s easy to lose sight of your goals, but you can stay focused. There are a number of issues that professionals […]

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