Month: October 2019

Build a Job Board with this Database Platform

Share on Social Media twitter facebook linkedin emailI found an interesting video this week on Youtube from a company called Tadabase. They have a custom database platform where you can build all kinds of applications without needing to know how to code. This hour long video walks you through building it. Seems pretty “techie” so…

Leaders: If You Are Not A Great Listener, You Are A Great Pretender

Being an active listener is hard.   I work as an HR consultant/trainer for some incredible firms (including KinetixHR, Recruiting Toolbox, and naturally, Dawn Burke HR). Whether conducting training for corporate leaders, HR pros, recruiters, hiring managers, or coaches, there is one significant obstacle all face and struggle to conquer – active listening. My eight year-old-niece would say, “a-doy.” My husband would say, “no, s**t,…

Let’s Play Two!

Baseball great Ernie Banks coined the phrase, “Let’s play two!” When a doubleheader was coming up he would say something like, “It’s a great day for a ballgame, let’s play two!” Ernie obviously loved playing the game of baseball. It’s a great attitude to have with anything you do in life as well. It’s all about attitude, right? I mean, how often do you…

The Office Halloween Party Rules!

Is your office dressing up for Halloween? Mine isn’t.  It’s not that I wouldn’t. Okay, I wouldn’t. But if others wanted to, I wouldn’t say “no”.  I mean everyone has that one person in their office that’s a little way too excited over Halloween. I get it.  I have kids. They lose their minds at the thought of free candy and dressing up. But you’re an adult, let’s try…

Is Someone In Your Organization Hoarding Top Talent?

#3 of HR’s Biggest Lies – Mr. Smith in our West Region is hoarding talent and won’t allow them to move to other regions/departments/etc.   Why is this the #3 biggest lie?  Because I haven’t come up with the other ones yet and three seemed like a good middle number to start with.  I could have also called it HR’s biggest excuse for not doing…