#WorkHuman Conference: 2 Words – BRENE’ BROWN!

Hello Friends! Check out my latest VLOG on why you must attend the 2018 WorkHuman Conference this April.  One of the keynotes is a favorite of mine — BRENE’ BROWN (I love her so much). Brene’ is an expert on vulnerability.  I mean check this quote out: “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. […]

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#Hamilton files: Good HR Recruiters should hire a Theatre Major

“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.”  — Willem Dafoe Sounds like how high-performance teams must work now.  Let me tell you why. I finally saw Hamilton in Chicago.  OMG.  My theatre nerd came out of me in all directions. I got tickets […]

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I Was In Charlottesville, Here’s What Locals Want Me To Share.

By the biggest of coincidences I was in Charlottesville the weekend of the recent protests. My husband, who rarely has to travel outside of AL for work, had to take a deposition in a small Pennsylvania town not far from Charlottesville.  Since we’ve both wanted to visit Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson), the University […]

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Want Affordable, Effective Workers Fast: Hire “Brandless” Employees.

Companies and agencies are continuously trying to find the “holy grail” of talent:  New hires who can do the job well and come at an affordable salary. As an HR pro, I don’t know how many times I’ve been told by hiring managers to find the best talent for the cheapest price possible.  Unfortunately, there have been a few problems with […]

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Fad or Fundamental: Millennials Are The Most Demanding Generation?

Special Note:  Scroll down to the bottom to receive the Dawn Magic Discount Code for this fall’s ClearCompany Talent Success Conference… and now, on to the blog post!    For those of you who want to throw a tomato at my head (gently please) because I’m writing an article about Millennials… slow your roll!  Cause […]

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My Toughest Leave of Absence Situations: A Lesson In Generosity

My following piece, originally posted on ALEX by JellyVision, is part one in a three part series titled:  My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations. –DHB There are some experiences that simply fall into your lap. Experiences you don’t see coming and many times aren’t quite prepared for. However, these situations usually teach us the biggest […]

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VIDEO: No Scrubs with John Nykolaiszyn : How to Help Your Employees Beat Burnout

Hello Gang – New Episode of No Scrubs VideoCast Up!  How to Help Your Employees Beat Burnout. No Scrubs is brought to you by Jobvite and Fistful of Talent. In this episode me and my guest, John Nykolaiszyn, from the College of Business Career Management Services Office at Florida International University, talk first about what sort […]

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Keep Your Culture From Becoming The Cult Of Personality

This is likely a no brainer to most, but it can be tricky, so worth exploring.  I am a big, big advocate for the concept of culture in the workplace.  What does cultural advocacy mean?  It means I believe: The way people work around a place is indeed a culture Culture is the appropriate word […]

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Job Transition > Enjoy Limbo While You Wait For Your “McRib”

I am currently in a job transition.  However, this time, before I jump back into the fold, I’ve decided to take a breather from corporate HR.  It’s been a new and enlightening experience for me.  This is the first time since 1996 I’ve had the opportunity to take time between full-time jobs.  That’s a mighty, mighty long […]

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#workhuman:  How Do Opposites Attract? Common Purpose.

So this picture of George W. Bush and Bono may be one of the greatest pictures I’ve seen.  Like me, I bet when most see it they are taken aback, do a double take and ask, “Is this photoshoped?”  Your fingers want to type out “caption this…” and see what craziness follows.  But then, when […]

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