Dawn Kawamoto

Dawn Kawamoto is HR Editor of Human Resource Executive. She is an award-winning journalist who has covered technology business news for such publications as CNET and has covered the HR and careers industry for such organizations as Dice and Built In prior to joining HRE. She can be reached at [email protected] and below on social media.

Hybrid work: Recreating the ‘watercooler effect’ to boost innovation and culture

Hybrid work environments can stall efforts to build a strong company culture that sparks innovation, but those connections can be made virtually. Here are six suggestions from experts.

Why HR’s work to improve employee mental health is failing

Mental health benefits became an employer focus through COVID, but the complex health insurance landscape is making cost a barrier to care.

Why today’s best office designs require an HR leader’s touch | With photo gallery

Post-pandemic office design, experts say, increasingly includes HR leadership, as employers recognize the role of physical spaces in employee experience.

Why HR’s ally in the war for talent can be its CMO

The creative mindset and communication skills marketing professionals bring to their craft can also help HR attract talent in a tight market.

Why Synchrony puts employee coaching at the heart of its flexible work model

DJ Casto, CHRO of financial services giant Synchrony, explains why the shift to flexible, hybrid work has required a focus on employee coaching, plus deep culture change.

Transparency can drive employee trust—only if it’s done right

Although a majority of HR leaders say more transparency improves trust with the workforce, transparency without strategy could backfire.

Workplace flexibility is nowhere near a ‘new normal.’ So now what?

The need for workplace flexibility "is here to stay," experts say. So are ongoing shifts in how companies define, offer and embrace flexibility.

How McKinsey is solving a workplace collaboration problem

Fixing workplace collaboration has long interested Chief People Officer Katy George. Now, she has a formal framework for success.

HR’s top 5 priorities this year, according to Cornell survey

The most-urgent concerns for HR leaders this year present new challenges and new levels of complexity for leaders, Cornell's Brad Bell says.

9 ways HR leaders can embrace the ‘opportunity of uncertainty’

From the economy to geopolitical issues, uncertainty is dominating headlines—and reshaping the skills and priorities needed for HR success.