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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.

What a Perk! What a Way to Go—to Work

When TicketNetwork, Inc. heard that many employees with long commutes were carpooling to save on gas, the Connecticut-based company decided to offer a vanpool to some employees who lived near New Haven. But this isn’t the usual vanpool—it’s the answer to Janis Joplin’s prayers. Employees arrive at work like rock stars—in a Mercedes Benz! According […]

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How to Build Winning Wellness Plans

Seven in ten employers say developing a workplace culture where employees are responsible for their health is a top priority. Building a great wellness program is the key to reducing healthcare costs, says Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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This Man’s Journey for Jobs Is a Honeymoon!

In a slight twist on the Mike Rowe media franchise of working all kinds of jobs, Hourly America, a website presented by Snagajob, is sending “career insights” blogger Heath Padgett across the country where he will work at different jobs in each state through the Snagajob database. What’s “strange” about this story is that the […]

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Maternity and Paternity Leave in the United States

Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics in the news lately: the United States lags behind most other nations in terms of how much guaranteed maternity and paternity leave is provided to employees. In fact, it shocks some people in other countries to learn that there is no mandated maternity and paternity leave at all! Similar to […]

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Top 5: HR Daily Advisor 2014 Year in Review

As we reach the end of 2014, we take a look back at some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 5 posts on the HR Daily Advisor website this year. 2014 Employer Holiday Practices Survey (Slide Show) BLR has released the results of the new 2014 Holiday Practices Survey, which examines […]

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2014 Employer Holiday Practices Survey (Slide Show)

BLR has released the results of the new 2014 Holiday Practices Survey, which examines employer practices for providing paid holidays and paying nonexempt employees during the 2014 holiday season and provides information on planned paid holidays for 2015. The slide show below highlights survey findings and links to an article by BLR Legal Editor Susan […]

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Assessing Salary Competitiveness: Market Survey 101

Do you ever wonder if your employees’ salaries are in line with the market? Perhaps you are finding that applicants are often turning down job offers—and you suspect the salary level might be to blame. How can you know? One of the best ways to get data on competitor salary offerings is to use a […]

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State minimum wage increases for 2015 (map)

By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor HR.BLR.com Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws […]

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Employee Engagement: The Free Iatrogenic Disengagement E-Book

Employee Engagement: Let’s guard against creating disengagement in our efforts to improve employee engagement. (Reading & Viewing Time =  2 minutes and 41 seconds) Iatrogenic disengagement is the disengagement caused by trying to measure or increase engagement. It is often unintentional and frequently goes unnoticed. I am offering you two resources to help stop iatrogenic disengagement […]

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