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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.

I love my job; I’m a giant COW!

Not many people can say they love their job, but for one employee at Stew Leonard’s that is not the case! A 22-year old, Norwalk Community College student spends his workday dressed as a giant cow for the dairy and grocery store chain Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk, Connecticut. Part of his job includes drawing high […]

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How Does Who You Know Affect What You Decide?

Bad decisions are a big drain on personal time–and they often waste precious resources. But why do these failures happen? Early on researchers focused especially on problems inherent to small groups, including bad chemistry, ineffective leadership and groupthink. Then there was a strong suggestion that bad decisions were the result of “cognitive biases.” That included overconfidence […]

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Is Zappos’ Approach to Recruiting Right for You?

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR legal editor Jasmin Rojas explored Zappos’ new approach to recruiting—all on social media, no postings. In this issue, more of her thoughts about how you may learn from their initiative.  In the past year, Zappos received about 31,000 applications and only hired about 1.5% of the applicants. This prevented the company’s […]

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Zapp—You’re Your Postings—Wave of the Future?

Just when you thought you had mastered job boards and job posting online, here comes pacesetting Zappos with a whole nother approach—do away with your job postings and rely on social media! Wait. … What?   Bold Experiment or Crazy Idea? Only a few months ago the HR community was abuzz with the news of […]

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EPA Employees Don’t Take Their ‘Duty’ Seriously

So, the new trend in the workforce is hiring Millennials, but it appears that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) misunderstood the term and, instead, hired children. Even at a government level, employees can still act immature and inappropriate! An internal e-mail was sent by Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor pleading with employees to stop the […]

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Gossip Isn’t Just for the Tabloids

I’m not at all certain why gossip has acquired such a decidedly shady reputation. But before you send me off to Dante’s 8th Inferno, reserved solely for management and executive development consultants, let me explain my thinking. Two-thirds of all conversations, whether in business or otherwise, are about social relations. Most of which can be […]

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Gossip Isn’t Just for the Tabloids

I’m not at all certain why gossip has acquired such a decidedly shady reputation. But before you send me off to Dante’s 8th Inferno, reserved solely for management and executive development consultants, let me explain my thinking. Two-thirds of all conversations, whether in business or otherwise, are about social relations. Most of which can be […]

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Why You Have to Avoid But, OK, Jerk, Lazy, and I Don’t Have Time

In yesterday’s Advisor, we began consultant Darlene Price’s list of 10 phrases that successful managers avoid. Today, the rest of the list. Go here for numbers 1 to 6 of Price’s phrases to avoid. Price (www.wellsaid.com) is the author of the book Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results. 7. AVOID: “… don’t you […]

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