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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.

Combating Bullying in the Workplace

When we hear the word “bullying” we often think of school playgrounds, but bullying often continues to be a problem in adulthood—and even in the workplace. In fact, it can become a form of harassment when done in a discriminatory way. Bullying can show up at work in many forms, including intimidation, threats, exclusion, sabotage […]

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Do You Have An Immunity to Change?

Humans differ significantly in their ability to make change.  As a personal coach to executives for more than thirty years, it’s obvious that these differences are the status quo. Desire and motivation aren’t enough—even when it’s literally a matter of life or death. Some, it seems, have a profound immunity to change.  Often, they understand […]

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Using Big Data To Shape Brand Experiences

What can Big Data do for a brand? It depends on how it’s used. TESCO, more than any other large-scale, global retail brand, had committed to customer research, analytics, and loyalty as its marketing and operational edge. When it comes to behavioral data and loyalty programs, TESCO was the standard-bearer, the bar-setter, and it set […]

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Can You Really Tell When Your Boss Is Telling the Truth?

The short answer to that question is rarely. Yet bosses matter a lot because nearly all employees have them.  And most bosses also have bosses. There are at least 21 million bosses in the United States.  Bob Sutton points out that estimates run as high as 38 million bosses.  Far more often than not our success […]

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Vehicles Drive Wacky Worker Excuses for Bad Behavior

Vehicles are driving some wacky workers’ comp stories that resulted in fraud charges for a car driver and a bike rider. In Washington State, a man who didn’t just ride bikes but raced them in competition, said he was hurt at work lifting a heavy box and was unable to perform his duties as a […]

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Maximizing The Brand Launch

Most brands get launch. They understand how to make a splash for a product on a day. But what do you do between splashes? How do you keep top-of-mind? And more importantly, how do you stop the inevitable awareness fade as the ripples from your big splash die away? If you’re Walt Disney, you start […]

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Smile! You’re on Workers’ Comp Camera, and We Saw What You Did!

Workers’ compensation stories never get old; and in Ohio, they seem to have a lot of stories related to workers’ comp fraud! In May of 2014, there were 14 people who were convicted of workers’ comp fraud! These convictions were the result of investigations conducted by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) Special Investigations Department […]

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Employee Engagement and the Verb of Engage

I am currently crafting a 21-point manifesto for employee engagement. I trust I will have it completed in the next 2 weeks and look forward to sharing this document and engaging with people based on a strong action statement of what I believe is required to move employee engagement forward for the next 15 years. […]

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Tech Takeover of HR? Playbook on HRIS

No secret, technologies are having a tremendous impact on HR. For some guidance on this trend, we turned to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Game Plan for the Future. How Is HR Using HRIS? In a recent BLR® survey, we asked HR professionals who currently use a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) in their workplaces […]

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