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.

4 Monumental Shifts In Brand Culture

The context for cultures is changing. In four vital ways. Firstly – the relationship between customers and companies is shifting as social media dissolves the traditional divide between the parties. Specifically social has shifted the goalposts in terms of familiarity. Facebook, Google and Twitter have brought consumers closer to brands than ever before. And as […]

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Brands Require A Higher Purpose

It’s not what you sell. It’s what you stand for. Beyond being simple, clear and inspirational, enlightened brands should seek an elevated purpose and articulate a point of view which stands for something. It’s not about just being, it’s about meaning. Articulating brand purpose goes beyond creating a set of inspiring words, but also contributes […]

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Brand Signal Or Brand Noise? 8 Indicators

In economics, signalling focuses on the ability of one party to effectively convey information about itself to another party. That was relatively easy pre-Internet. Brands simply pushed claims into the marketplace through a range of set-play media actions and waited for consumers to react. The ability of a signal to reach an audience rested almost […]

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Effective Listening Is Not About Trying Harder

Gaining responsibilities in organizations is about getting things done through other people. That means influencing people. But few understand that one important key to that success is listening: it’s the primary means for understanding another’s attitudes, priorities and commitments. A case in point that I referred to in a previous blog is Teresa Taylor, COO of Quest.  […]

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Slideshow: Mental illness in the workplace

About one in four American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Employers need to be aware of their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and comparable state laws regarding their employees’ mental health. HR can have a pivotal role in dealing […]

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Zinger’s 8 Word Behavioral Definition of Employee Engagement

A shorter more simple definition of employee engagement It has taken me about 8 years and 10,000 hours to get to a definition of employee engagement that is both simple and elegant. I am discouraged with emotional and attitudinal surveys as I have become increasingly behavioral in my views of work and engagement. My definition puts engagement […]

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The Rising Influence Of Marketers

The reason why companies have worked photocopy business plans for so long is because they never thought to work any other way. It just seemed too risky. The rise and rise of producer nations, in the words of Michael Porter, “riveted attention on implementation”. Watching Japan, then China and India continue to progress, many companies […]

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Active Shooter in the Workplace: How to Respond Effectively

“Active shooter”—the hope is you’ll never have to face that terrifying situation, but it’s wise to be prepared should the worst happen, says Attorney Edwin G. Foulke Jr. Organizations need a plan for how to respond to reduce the risk of devastating consequences. Foulke is a partner in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of law firm […]

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