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.

When the Best is Actually the Least Worst

Sometimes there are no good options. An executive looks around and sees three managers who are no more than ordinary. But he has a high profile project. And so he selects the least worst employee for the project. It happens in business, in non-profits, in communities, in churches and in government far more than most want to […]

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Sometimes the Best Is Actually the Least Worst

Sometimes there are no good options. An executive looks around and sees three managers who are no more than ordinary. But he has a high profile project. And so he selects the least worst employee for the project. It happens in business, in non-profits, in communities, in churches and in government far more than most want to […]

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Be All that You Can Be, in the Army … or Not!

We all know that succession planning is becoming ever more important now that Millennials are entering the workforce, and Baby Boomers are stepping out of it. But for one American organization they’re having a hard time finding people who are Army strong. According to The Washington Times, a vast majority of all potential Army Reservists […]

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Must You Pay Employees When Bad Weather Forces a Closure?

Maybe it’s 20 inches of snow. Maybe it’s an impending hurricane. It could be wildfires, an ice storm that caused a power outage, or flooding. Whatever the specifics, Mother Nature has a whole lot of ways to create havoc and cause businesses to shut down temporarily. As an employer, this causes several issues, not the […]

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HR and Employment Trends for 2015

Sometimes trends catch us by surprise, especially if they’re brought on by market forces outside of our control. However, some trends we can see coming, and we can choose whether to embrace them, react to them, or ignore them. Let’s take a look at some of the HR and employment trends for 2015. The Trends […]

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10 Second Employee Engagement Survey: Where Should We Focus Our Efforts in 2015?

David Zinger, M.Ed. Zinger 8-word definition of engagement: Good work, done well, with others, every day. Zinger Purpose Statement. To transform information, questions, and conversation into thoughtful action, thereby assisting organizations and individuals to fully engage in achieving meaningful results while building robust relationships. Seize Small. The success of employee engagement is based on small, […]

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Blistering Job Growth….

…but not a fair day’s wage. America’s labor market really boomed in 2014. In fact there were 3 million more people in work than a year earlier. According to a recent study reported in The Economist, the ratio of job seekers to actual job openings fell “from a peak of seven to one in 2009 […]

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