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.

The Employee Engagement Network: A Labor of Love

I am heading to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay for a month on Friday. I am not sure how much online time I will have so I want to acknowledge that the Employee Engagement Network will be celebrating nine years this month. It has been a labor or love and I learned more with every hour […]

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A Year in Review: My Top Five Blog Posts of 2016

There’s no doubt that history books will look at 2016 with. . . well, astonishment. Hoping to gain some marketing insight for 2017, here are the most read blog posts written last year. The most read posts are golden oldies from as far back as 2010.  But I was especially intrigued by what I could […]

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Employee Engagement: People Matter, Language Matters

Stop referring to humans as assets or resources. We get employee engagement ass backwards when we use language that dehumanizes employees. Read my short LinkedIn post: Employee Engagement: Ass Backwards. … David Zinger has many assets and resources but he is not an asset or a resource. David Zinger is a human speaker and expert […]

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So 80% of Adults Think They Can Spot Fake News??

Nahhhh! That makes no sense. In those very few areas where I’ve done a lot of homework and some listening to conversations about the news, it’s very clear that very, very few (say 20%?) can spot fake news (enough adverbial uses of “very?”). The newscasters and opinion writers can’t or don’t, and neither can John […]

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Are your managers and leaders strong enough for employee engagement?

Yesterday I wrote a short post on LinkedIN. Within 12 hours it was my most popular post on LinkedIn this year. It was from my heart and looked at wanting but not necessarily welcoming engaged employees. Read the full post by clicking on the title: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/engaged-employees-wanted-always-welcomed-david-zinger. Here is a short video about the topic: David Zinger is […]

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How to Sabotage Your Own Conversation

    Now, mostly dead is slightly alive.    In “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman. Sometimes it’s just a verbal tic. But a significant group of generally smart professionals periodically shoot themselves in the foot with its use. They can resolve a problem, break it down into bits and pieces for a solid resolution–and even explain their rationale. […]

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So Trump Is Pragmatic.  Now What Does That Mean?

Words are slippery items. We now know that the smart conversationalist listens to see whether the important word in a sentence is “dictionary-use” or “situational.” This is not an academic game. Understanding the distinction can be a matter of career life or death. The fact of the matter is that words mean what we want […]

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Trump Was Predicted 18 Years Ago

If you’ve read the shock and surprise of the past two weeks, you’d be certain no one could have predicted the Trump and populist win. But you’d be wrong. Some commentators were alert to the electoral change. Both before and after the election, a passage from Richard Rorty’s 1998 book, Achieving Our Country, circulated on […]

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