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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.

Is Money Wasted By Giving Kids a Taste of College?

The need for hard-to-find talent has some of America’s best companies getting involved in high school education. A former client, now senior executive at General Mills, nailed the problem. “If we don’t build relationships at high school level, another major firm (Target or Best Buy) will steal some of our best potential talent,” she said. […]

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Top Workplaces for Millennials

You’ll be very surprised to learn which firm is number one in the nation for the huge millennial generation. You might guess Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon or even Buzzfeed. They’re in the top ten, but none of the usual standbys are #1. Facebook is not even in the top 25. The National Society of High […]

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"That’s Not How Coaching Works"

It was a classic case of misunderstanding. But since more than 50% of all messages are loaded with misunderstanding, it wasn’t especially unusual. Here’s how it happened. The other evening I was having dinner with a half dozen colleagues, all of whom are retired university faculty and administrators. Some really smart guys. The conversation veered […]

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Employee Engagement: Disengagement as Self-Protection

Let’s view employee disengagement as self-protection. Larissa Thurlow sent me an image from Brene Brown’s book, Rising Strong. Larissa underlined one short sentence. We disengage to self-protect. I got to know Larissa when I was doing some work on employee engagement in Doha, Qatar for the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar. I appreciate her […]

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Gawker, Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel

One of the most perceptive essays I’ve ever read on celebrity culture and journalism also delivered a number of guffaws. The writer, Stephen Marche, who is a contributing editor to Esquire, holds nothing back. Here’s his first column paragraph from the NYTimes: I HAVE been attacked pretty much my entire career by Gawker. I made […]

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The New Employee Engagement

The New Employee Engagement is good work, done well, with others, every day. Engagement is not given to us. Engagement is not something done to us. Engagement is both our right and our responsibility. It goes with us. Each of us is responsible for own engagement while together we are mutually accountable for everyone’s engagement. […]

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Employee Engagement: Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

I invite you to read my current post on LinkedIn on Finding Your Inner Toddler for engagement: a small playful person open to learning who tumbles and takes many precarious steps while absorbing so much of the world and getting a lot of help and encouragement from others. To read the full post and learn […]

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