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.

Employees are saving more for retirement. What HR is doing right

For a third consecutive quarter, 401(k), 403(b) and IRA balances rise, thanks in large part to these employer strategies.

Enthusiasm for virtual healthcare is waning, but investments continue

Employers are less enthusiastic about the impact of virtual healthcare than they used to be but are still planning big investments in this area. Here’s why.

At JCPenney, return-to-office means employee empowerment, flexibility

JCPenney CHRO Andre Joyner shares how the retailer is giving employees a voice in everything from its RTO to shift and pay scheduling.

Benefits outsourcing is declining—except in these two areas

As benefits teams grow, employers are becoming less likely to outsource benefits administration, though there are some exceptions.

Why employers continue to fail on L&D

Over 85% of employers believe they are delivering the skills development employees need, but the workforce has substantially different views. Find out how to narrow the gap.

Employer health benefit costs to soar again in 2024. Why?

Experts share what's driving the multi-year increase and what employers are doing to mitigate the financial impact.

To make RTO work, HR and the CEO need to have some tough conversations

The number of employers instituting return-to-office policies is expected to soar to 80% by the end of the year, putting more HR leaders in the position of addressing the difficult topic with their top business leader.

U.S. salary increase budgets hit 20-year high

Despite concerns of a recession, employers hiked salaries more than expected this year, though 2024 may hold a different story.

Not posting a salary range? You may be losing half your applicants

This figure comes as more companies grapple with whether to pursue pay transparency if their states don’t require it.

Open enrollment trends: More employers to cover weight loss drugs next year

A new report from the Business Group on Health shows growth in coverage of these drugs as well as of personalized medicine, cancer screenings and more.