Dawn Burke shares Candy Everybody Wants: Easy Connections at Work

The following is a guest post I had the pleasure of contributing to the  WorkXO blog, Culture Chat.  WorkXO is a new start up dedicated to humanizing the workplace.  Check… Get the Rest


Dawn Burke asks “Are Your L/D Programs Binge-Worthy?”

Want your training programs to channel the addictive quality of House of Cards and Breaking bad…? Watch this great Learning and Development Hangout with me and Art Minnow.  Brought

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Your Next Great HR Hire? A Marketing Pro.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Shifting work landscapes has demanded HR shops, including the recruiting function, change their value prop from policy police to talent acquisition, engagement and


Dawn Burke asks Leaders, Need Your Vulnerability Primed? Read This.

So, I hurt a friend the other day. This person won’t admit it fully, but I did. It was unintentional. It certainly wasn’t top of mind to make


Dawn Burke talks License To Ill: I Suffer From Chronic Illness ; Still Thrivin’

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis: scary name for a crappy condition. Now it’s out there. To know me, you need to know I suffer from chronic illness. I have since

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HR TIP: Facebook Still Kickin’ And Working

I had an HR Pro who totally “gets it”---whom I really, really like and completely respect---tell me he doesn’t do Facebook. Hmmm. Actually, I get it and don’t


Dawn Burke says Thanks Is Better Than Seat At Table

Some HR Pros aspire to have a seat-at-the-table.  That’s cool.  It’s a great ambition to have. I’ve been at the table, I’ve been off the table, I’ve been at


Control Your HR World With These Princess Leia Tricks

You say you’ve lost control? You’ve never had control. But you can’t let that stop you. You’ve got work to do---good work. You’ve got people who depend on


Read It And CHEER: BEST Candidate Response Ever

Yesterday my recruiter received the GREATEST candidate response to a rejection notice I’ve seen as an HR pro. For context: this candidate’s experience/salary requirements weren’t as great a


Dawn Burke asks Leaders, Want Some Humble Pie? Record Yourself on #fistfuloftalent

Good leaders > Get Over Yourselves.  If you get out of your head, you can nurtureothers.  So… Since my blog is about real.life.hr – I thought I’d start this