Cultures of Appreciation Require Training The “Giver”

At the Workhuman Conference, SVP, Derek Irvine shared an incredible stat. When asked “what is the one thing you would change in your organization’s culture,” data from their recognition software stated: Foster A Culture of Appreciation. Of course, it is. Cynics may say, well the data is from participants using a recognition software. Although at […]

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Best way to celebrate International Women’s Day, Quit Saying Your Sorry

I am a woman. I’ve navigated a successful HR career. I’ve lead HR Boards. I’ve helped create award-winning workplaces. I’ve spoken internationally on HR/Leadership topics. And, I still have the habit of saying sorry when it’s not warranted. It’s almost a form of verbal garbage, just like saying “um” or “like”. And it doesn’t help […]

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Did You Forget Employee Appreciation Day?! How to Make Thanks A Ritual

Every first Friday in March is the unofficially observed employee appreciation day. You forgot, didn’t you. I’ve got a secret to share. If you make “thanks” a part of your…I don’t know… everyday leadership practice, it is ok if you accidentally forgot this first Friday. I can’t lie. There have been several times I’ve probably […]

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Join Me For Webinar> Learning & Development “Selfies”:Self-Driven Career Development

Are you a small HR team, bootstrapping your development programs? Are you a team with few training resources and no time? Are you having trouble connecting learning objectives to your overwhelmed employees? Then it’s time for you to let go of some aspects of training and allow your employees to self-drive their career development. I’ve […]

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Dawn’s HR Best-Bet> Register For #Workhuman!

Yep, it’s time again for one of my favorite HR Leadership conferences of the year > Workhuman by Globoforce! This year’s event is March 18-21 in one of my favorite cities…Nashville, TN. Seriously, this is an awesome place for a truly awesome event. This is the only HR event solely dedicated to the most important […]

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Oscar Time! Which Best Pic Looks Like Your Career Page?

It’s OSCAR time.  Me and the gang at Three Ears Media (I’m looking at you Katrina) love a great movie! I mean, have you seen The Wife yet? omg. On that note, we also love a great career website. To honor Oscar season, I did a mashup of Best Picture nominees with the types of […]

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New Jobs & The Beginner’s Mindset

Approximately a month ago I officially joined Three Ears Media with my partner in crime Katrina Kibben. We are a workplace solutions company focused on helping HR teams become self-sufficient recruitment marketers, understand their corporate culture and up their overall candidate experiences. We create hiring cultures that connect with candiates. It’s been a ride. A […]

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My Next Chapter:  Joining Three Ears Media & Workplace Solutions.

Before I begin, I know you are wondering why we are called Three Ears. To find out you gotta click here. Now that that is out of the way… I’ve got some great professional news to share. I’m happy to announce, starting today, I am officially joining the Three Ears Media and Workplace Solutions team. […]

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How Do Great Leaders Move Forward? Dan Schawbel Says Get “Back To Human”

It takes me a while to get through business books. There is so much competing for my attention: Ozark on Netflix, pics of my friends’ kids on Instagram, my daily skinny, non-fat, vanilla latte, hot from Starbucks.  However, every now and then a book gets my attention, as has Dan Schawbel’s soon to be released […]

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Can Technology End Unconscious Recruiting Bias?

Can HR technology and chatbots remove unconscious bias in recruiting? I’m telling you there’s a chance. Let’s start with this one fact: Most of us really, really like ourselves. A lot. We usually believe the way we do things is pretty spot on. I mean, my mother swears you have to rotate the old ice […]

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