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.

Do You Use a Fitness-For-Duty Certification After FMLA Leave?

Employers have come up with dozens of methods for ensuring the proper administration of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and minimizing its abuse. It’s important to ensure that employees who return to work are truly ready—and that the leave is administered in a way that is fair and legal for all employees. One such […]

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Size of Your Workspace? Depends on the Time of Day

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Connecticut facility, executives of Deloitte touted their innovative workspace concept that will have junior and senior executives “rubbing elbows” in collaboration—literally! The company’s space in the building is much below the usual allotment for the number of employees. How will the 1,300 workers all fit? According to an […]

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Deep Smarts, Deep Thinking and Metacognition

Whenever I write a blog about a subject like thinking, I inevitably face up to the fact that blogging about thinking doesn’t easily grab readers. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are a lot more exciting, even though they’re not nearly as needful or valuable. Deep thought is the kind of stuff that more mature clients are […]

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Can an Electronic System Replace Paper Employee Files?

As we move closer and closer toward the goal of becoming paperless in the digital age, many HR managers wonder if this is even an attainable goal. Aren’t there just some employee files that must (or ought) to be kept as original paper documents? There are a few facets to this question: convenience and efficiency, […]

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Deep Smarts, Deep Thinking, and Metacognition

Whenever I write a blog about a subject like thinking, I inevitably face up to the fact that blogging about thinking doesn’t easily grab readers. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are a lot more exciting, even though they’re not nearly as needful or valuable. Deep thought is the kind of stuff that more mature clients are […]

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The Employee Engagement Network is 7 Years Old Today

Seven Years of Employee Engagement with David Zinger It started 7 years ago on a very cold Saturday in Winnipeg. I wanted a few people to network with on the topic of employee engagement. Today is our seventh anniversary! We have gone from 1 to 6515 members and have a member in just about every […]

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This New Workplace Worry Could Be High on Your List

Everyone could see this coming—it was only a matter of time. And if it hits your workplace, it could be high on your New Year’s worry list. It’s a new creation—the marijuana e-cigarette, otherwise known as the “e-joint.” What makes it a worry is that employees can potentially smoke weed at work, and no one […]

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