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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.

2014 Employer Holiday Practices Survey (Slide Show)

BLR has released the results of the new 2014 Holiday Practices Survey, which examines employer practices for providing paid holidays and paying nonexempt employees during the 2014 holiday season and provides information on planned paid holidays for 2015. The slide show below highlights survey findings and links to an article by BLR Legal Editor Susan […]

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Assessing Salary Competitiveness: Market Survey 101

Do you ever wonder if your employees’ salaries are in line with the market? Perhaps you are finding that applicants are often turning down job offers—and you suspect the salary level might be to blame. How can you know? One of the best ways to get data on competitor salary offerings is to use a […]

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State minimum wage increases for 2015 (map)

By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor HR.BLR.com Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws […]

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Performance Appraisal Basics: Continual Communication

Performance appraisals shouldn’t start and end with one annual meeting, yet this is a common mistake many employers make—a mistake that can leave employees blindsided and frustrated instead of empowered and productive. The annual meeting is just one step in the performance appraisal process, not the whole process in and of itself. The process should […]

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Should You Do an I-9 Self-Audit?

Completing the I-9 form as part of the employment eligibility verification process is something in which most employers are well-versed. Simply put, employers are not allowed to knowingly hire someone who does not have authorization to work in the United States. It’s mandated that the employer confirm a worker’s eligibility, and the I-9 form is […]

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Thinking Ain’t Everything

“Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.”                –Bertrand Russell “Why is talent getting harder to find?” Just a few months ago, one of my long term clients, a managing architect, asked that very question. He’d been through the experience over the past two years of hiring 3 new architects, only to […]

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How to Supercharge Your Content Marketing Strategy with RSS

Content Marketing is one of those ever-changing fields of study that is constantly evolving with the demands of the masses. Historically speaking, the very first form of mass content dispersal was made possible with the printing press. Large, human operated mechanical machines printed the very first ‘copy’. Today, reaching out to a nation is reduced […]

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How to Supercharge Your Contact Marketing Strategy with RSS

Content Marketing is one of those ever-changing fields of study that is constantly evolving with the demands of the masses. Historically speaking, the very first form of mass content dispersal was made possible with the printing press. Large, human operated mechanical machines printed the very first ‘copy’. Today, reaching out to a nation is reduced […]

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