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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.

Evaluating City Mottos, Taglines And Slogans

For years, I have lamented the lack of marketing savvy used in developing city and town mottos, taglines and slogans. A very small portion of these are effective in highlighting their municipalities’ unique value propositions. Most sound good but say nothing. Some actually make you want to stay away. Others are just downright inane. Here […]

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What Are the Main Types of Violence in the Workplace?

We hear about violence every day. Employers are keenly aware that violence can and does permeate the workplace. We want to do everything we can to eliminate violence and keep one another safe. What can an employer do to reduce the chances of violence occurring in the workplace? The first step is to understand what […]

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Brands Must Study Customer Habits Not Actions

We get it so wrong don’t we? We develop ideas and look to see if they’ll work by intricately studying people’s actions and reactions. We poll them. We survey them. We sample them. We question them exhaustively. Whereas, what we should be doing, according to Dr. Art Markman, is studying our customers’ habits and developing […]

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Just Get On With It

One thing better managers understand is that they get rewarded for what they do. Not what they plan. The Hungarian Nobel Laureate Albert Szen-Gyorti made this point in one of the greatest–and most hilarious–stories of the 20th century. The experience happened during military maneuvers early in the 20th century. The young lieutenant of a small […]

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Résumés Not Getting You Noticed? Try a Billboard!

After the recent job recession, all too many people know the struggles of looking for a job. Sending out multiple résumés and making dozens of phone calls can only get you so far. How do you attract the employer of your dream job? Try a billboard! One man in Ontario, Canada, desperately wanted to work […]

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7 Steps that Managers Can Take to Improve Employee Engagement

By William Taylor If you want higher productivity from your employees and better customer service, one way to achieve that is boosting employee engagement. A recent survey reported that about 63 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged in their jobs. When employees are disengaged, they lose productivity and can negatively impact the morale of […]

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Brand Strategy And Brand Habits

Brands are all about habits. But as this article in Time reminds us, sometimes the best thing a brand can look to do is to change a habit – even if they helped create the habit in the first place. Of course, brands tell themselves they do this all the time – but for many […]

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Get with it: Are you ready for Employee Engagement 2015?

Get with it for more robust employee engagement I frequently see three different approaches to employee engagement. In the first approach employee engagement it something the organization does to employees. In the second approach employee engagement is something done for employees. In the third approach employee engagement is something done with employees. Here is a brief outline of […]

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A Tale of Two Cities—One Mall and Two Minimum Wages

It’s a tale of two cities and the mall that the cities’ boundaries divide. Once upon a time, states had a uniform minimum wage, and then cities began establishing their own. And thus this story of wage woes began. As the NPR blog explains, the story starts at the upscale Westfield Valley Fair Mall, on […]

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Strategy, Mission, and Vision: How Do They All Fit Together?

A lot of buzzwords get thrown around in business today. Some of them are productive, some of them are trendy, and some are confusing. What can be especially confusing is when multiple words are used to convey related but separate themes. Employees and managers alike are often confused by the difference between their company’s vision, […]

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