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.

Please Sue Me 2015

Consultant and trainer Hunter Lott, famous for his annual “Please Sue Me” presentations, delivered the 2015 version of his talk to attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition, held recently in Las Vegas Some ‘Please Sue Me’ Cases Lott (www.HunterLott.com) began his Please Sue Me presentation as usual with […]

Continue Reading

Workers Didn’t Watch the Birdie, Laid an Egg with the Feds

Well, if this story isn’t for the birds! Painters working on the Girard Point Bridge in South Philadelphia, a prime nesting spot for peregrine falcons, and their employer are in trouble with the feds because they didn’t watch the birdies as required. The birds are protected under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

Continue Reading

Brevity Is the Soul of Wit

President Woodrow Wilson was once asked how long it took him to prepare his speeches, and his answer was quite telling. “That depends on the length of the speech,” said Wilson. “If it is a 10-minute speech, it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half-hour speech, it takes […]

Continue Reading

Get Out the 10-Foot Pole … and Make Sure It Doesn’t Touch These Questions

In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant Bridget Miller shared some application questions to avoid, including those that reveal age or disability information. Today, Miller covers more protected classes, private information, and other areas of inquiry that your application shouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole. AVOID: Questions that Could Appear to Discriminate Based on Aspects that May Be […]

Continue Reading

Thomas Jefferson Speaks to Anthony Scalia

July 4th is a good time to look back at the founding fathers–and especially their attitude toward the Constitution. Many scholars and judges could learn something–especially those who, like Scalia, are fixated on “original intent.” What the founders absolutely did not want was to be embalmed, or to have their prescriptions taken as sacred script. That fundamentalism is […]

Continue Reading

How High Is Your Listening Quotient?

Listening is one of those behaviors that most people take for granted. Until, that is, they miss something very important that impacts their job and career. So when interviewing for a developmental client, I inevitably ask about my client’s listening skills. Nearly always the first response is that the client is a “good listener.” Then […]

Continue Reading

How High Is Your Listening Quotient

Listening is one of those behaviors that most people take for granted. Until, that is, they miss something very important that impacts their job and career. So when interviewing for a developmental client, I inevitably ask about my client’s listening skills. Nearly always the first response is that the client is a “good listener.” Then […]

Continue Reading