VIDEO: No Scrubs with Tim Sackett – Debunking the HR Wingman Myth

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Is HR really the wind beneath the company’s wings?

In the video above, Dawn Burke talks to Tim Sackett, President at HRU Technical Resources and fellow FOT blogger, about her most recent post at Fistful of Talent: Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Check out the video now to hear the ever-entertaining duo break down their philosophy on “the HR Wingman Phenomenon,” and how that term’s often negatively perceived connotation can actually be positive in some workplace scenarios—just don’t let it box you in, HR Pros!

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Dawn Burke

Dawn Burke, founder/advisor for Dawn Burke HR, is an HR leader, speaker and writer specializing in new HR practices, engagement and workplace culture. Her HR/leadership career has spanned the last 20 years, most recently serving as VP of People for Birmingham, AL’s award-winning technology company, Daxko (And yes, Kris Dunn and Dawn are making Bham the HR capital of the world! Who knew?). You can also check her out at and a variety of other interesting places. Google her, it’ll keep you posted on what she is up to.