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.

"It’s Just African!"

Identifying African behavior as stereotypical is dangerous stuff. I’ve learned from experience to issue caveats about most any racial or ethnic stereotype, admit to stereotyping and beg forgiveness–especially before using an ethnic or racial stereotype. Even then, you’re liable to have to push through assumptions, in spite of the fact that the use of stereotype […]

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Is Your Thinking About Success Shaped by Delusion?

More than most other cultures, personal and organizational success are immensely important to Americans (You can toss the Chinese in with the Americans). Celebrity status, personal book sales, organizational profit and individual power and finances are inevitably touted—and by a lot more than the media. So I was amused by research focusing on theTiger Mother […]

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What is the Place of Pizza in Employee Engagement?

I have argued against the notion that employee engagement is about warm “fuzzies” and pizza parties.  I have changed my mind because of Claudio Ranieri’s management of the Leicester City Football Club. Click here to read my post on LinkedIn about Keeping an Open Mind, an Open Heart, a Full Battery, and Running Free. David […]

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How to Read a Conversation

In business, as in other vocations, what’s not said is often far, far more important than what is said. Indeed, sometimes people lose their jobs, opportunities, a raise or a promotion because they fail to understand what’s not said. So, in many of my posts, when I write about “subtexts,” I’m referring to these covert […]

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Refresh Employee Engagement Today

This is refreshing Here is a snippet from my latest post on 12 ways to refresh employee engagement: 12. Change your champions Why is engagement so often housed or championed in HR, Organizational Learning and Development or Internal communications? Shake things up for the next year. Put finance, operations, safety, or marketing in charge of […]

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Befuddled: How are we ever going to manage employee engagement?

Barely Managing Lou Solomon wrote a provocative and insightful post on the Harvard Business Review blog on March 9th that has me very concerned about managers ability to have a positive impact and influence on employee engagement, “Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Employees.”  According to the survey many managers are uncomfortable with becoming […]

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Cool It! The US Is, Was–and Always Will Be–a Messy Experiment

When those wise revolutionaries, the Founding Fathers, created our government, they referred to it as an “experiment,” admitting to its potential for chaos and failure. Churchill’s comment that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, applies directly–and significantly to today’s conflict regarding Trump within the Republican party. The reality, however, […]

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