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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.

CEO Combats Gender Pay Gap by Not Negotiating About Salaries

They say when one door closes, another door opens. A woman executive who had recently lost a gender discrimination lawsuit against her employer became a CEO who devised a unique way of preventing the gender pay gap at the company she now runs. Ellen Pao, interim CEO of Reddit, lost a highly publicized sex discrimination […]

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Employee Leave 101: What Types of Leave Are Available?

Besides vacation and sick days, what other types of paid or unpaid leave do you offer to your employees? There are many types of leave; some are legally mandated to be available, and others are voluntarily offered by employers. Let’s take a look at some of the various leave options out there. Legally Mandated Leave […]

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Do Employees Want their Employer to Tell Them How to Vote?

With all that’s going on about the 2016 presidential candidates, I thought it was time to visit an important issue about company support of candidates. Back in 2012, the HBR (Harvard Business Review) blog had a lead posting by Gregory Casey, arguing that employees want their bosses to talk politics—ostensibly so they can make “better decisions.” So […]

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Do Employees Want Their Boss to Tell Them How to Vote?

With all that’s going on about the 2016 presidential candidates, I thought it was time to visit an important issue about company support of candidates. Back in 2012, the HBR (Harvard Business Review) blog had a lead posting by Gregory Casey, arguing that employees want their bosses to talk politics—ostensibly so they can make “better decisions.” So […]

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Why Should You Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer?

It wasn’t the Godfather’s Michael Corleone who first uttered this well-known dictum. Actually, it came from Machiavelli in “The Prince,” the definitive primer for how to be a dictator. You’d think that with my easy-going optimism, I’d never write a blog on this subject.  But, au contraire! As a manager or leader it is inevitable […]

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More Retirement Plan Options—Which One Is Right for Your Business?

In yesterday’s Advisor, business consultant Bridget Miller wrote about some of the options out there for employer-provided retirement plans; today, Miller provides some more retirement choices for employers to consider. IRAs, Small Businesses, Stocks, and Profit-Sharing IRA. Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are commonly associated with individuals rather than businesses. Like 401(k)s, there are regulations […]

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Retirement Plans 101

When it comes to retirement planning, the options can sometimes seem overwhelming. Individuals may be able to participate in employer-sponsored plans, and they may also have their own separate retirement savings. Today and tomorrow, business consultant and HR Daily Advisor contributor Bridget Miller provides the basics on the various retirement benefit plans that employers may […]

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Why Should You Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer?

It wasn’t the Godfather’s Michael Corleone who first uttered this well-known dictum. Actually, it came from Machiavelli in “The Prince,” the definitive primer for how to be a dictator. You’d think that with my easy-going optimism, I’d never write a blog on this subject.  But, au contraire! As a manager or leader it is inevitable […]

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How to Use Networking as a Leadership Tool

Acting like a leader is not just about what you do. It’s also about the company you keep. So what kind of company are you keeping?  In her brilliant new book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, Herminia Ibarra describes the best ways to lead with far greater impact. She emphasizes the necessity […]

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