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.

How Brands Lose Sight Of Their Customers

How do service organizations, specifically large service organizations lose sight of the customer and the shifting demands of a dynamic market? Everybody says they’re in business to serve the customer, but the people who are actually customer facing and customer serving are often those with the least experience, the least knowledge and the least authority […]

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What Should Happen at a Termination Meeting?

Handling an employee termination meeting is dreaded from both sides—they’re no fun for anyone involved. But with ample preparation you can take steps to help the meeting go as smoothly as possible. Start with being fully prepared. Be sure to: Plan the location. Ensure the meeting is held somewhere with complete privacy. Plan the attendees. […]

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Rethinking How To Reach Brand Audiences

We need to move on. That’s my take-away from a piece by Tara Walpert Levy. We need to move on from a mind-set based on reach and drop-off, and replace it with one centered on engagement and accumulation. “Historically, our media plans have focused more on exposure and broadcasting than engagement and response…,” writes Levy. […]

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Repositioning The Competition

Marketers mostly focus on repositioning their own brands. But, you can also reposition a competitor’s brand. That is, you can create messaging about your brand that shed’s a negative light on the competitor’s brand, making your brand look better in comparison. Repositioning is how you adjust perceptions, whether those perceptions are about you or about […]

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Customer Co-Creation For Greater Brand Outcomes

Today on Branding Strategy Insider, another brand strategy question from the BSI Emailbag. George, a Director of Marketing in San Francisco, California writes: “Please describe the customer co-creation process and its benefits for building brands.” Thanks for your question George. Customer Co-creation is all about developing new ideas, services and products directly with your customers. By […]

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No Recognition for 47 Years

“Soft stuff gets hard results,” says David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, speaking of the power of recognition. He ought to know, as he’s in charge of recognizing 1.4 million associates in over 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell restaurants in 125 countries. Novak is the author of New York Times and Wall […]

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ACA ‘Play or Pay’ Decision Guide for Employers (Infographic)

The employer responsibility provision—commonly known as the “play or pay” provision— of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was originally supposed to become effective January 1, 2014, but in July 2013, the Obama administration delayed its implementation until 2015. In February 2014, the administration released final regulations making further changes to implementation of the provision. Now, under the […]

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Unique Retirees Need Help; Plight Brings Bipartisan Support in House

We are used to the U.S. House of Representatives being divided along party lines, but a proposed bill has shockingly garnered bipartisan support from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Well, it pertains to veterans—four-footed veterans, often classified as “equipment” and sometimes banned from riding on military aircraft to get back to the United States […]

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Developing an Effective Occupational Health and Safety System

By: Anthony Di Bratto There are two main approaches to occupational health and safety (OH&S). One is a reactive approach based on legislation and the threat of legal action including fines and business restrictions. The second is a more proactive and self-reliant approach based on the principle that it is in the best interest of […]

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