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Best Practices

Working With Strengths

“Employees who use their strengths on the job are more likely than others to be intrinsically motivated by their work -- simply because it feels less like work to them. At the workgroup level, team members who know each other's strengths relate more effectively to one another, boosting group cohesion.” Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace report dedicated an entire...

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The Case for Meditation

It’s that time of year where resolutions have either fizzled out or they are full-steam ahead! I came into 2018 with two resolutions – one for myself and one for my company: Meditate regularly. I’ve read the books, I’ve drank the Kool-Aid – it’s time. Implement a new process at Brilliant Ink to increase efficiency. I often hear people talk about process the...

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How to Write a Kick-ass Resume

Nine Rules for Writing a Kick-Ass Resume It's time for a change, people. If you’re not updating your resume regularly, you’re behind the times. I had done a terrible job of tracking my personal growth and updating my skills and accomplishments throughout my tenure at my previous job. My role had evolved over time, but my resume only reflected the basic duties...

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Diversity in the Workplace

41% of managers say that they're "too busy" to implement diversity initiatives. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a hot topic these days–one that not everyone understands how to initiate. There are many advantages to having a diverse workplace–new business opportunities and a wider talent pool just to name a few. Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse teams by 35%. Here's...

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Keep it Real — Yes, Even in a Job Description

Employee engagement is a key driver of overall company performance. However, most companies don't know how to translate the concept of employee engagement into concrete actions that lead to results. First impressions matter – we all know this. So, knock potential employees' socks off in the beginning, and they will be more likely to stay engaged. Engaged employees equals more...

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The #MeToo Movement

If you can’t write the word sex in a work email, how can you talk about #MeToo? When you work with a lot of clients who all have different cultures, like we do, it’s not often that I can share the same advice across the board. Even within a company, we’ve seen vastly different styles; for instance, you might have a...

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Telling Real Stories of Diversity

In our modern world of work, diversity seems like a no-brainer – an obvious tenant of a good company and something in which nearly everyone believes. However, it can often be a passive agreement. As in, “I believe in diversity and inclusion and I treat everyone equally around me, but I don’t really do anything to make it happen.” So how...

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Bored by the daily grind

Disengaged by the daily grind? Time to speak up!

Disengaged by the daily grind? Time to speak up!   A friend of mine recently shared on LinkedIn:   “Despite working in an exciting lab, I find myself being worn down by the daily grind. Too much routine seems to be pedantic and saps my creativity in the lab. What are your tricks for staying engaged at work?”   If you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’ about...

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attract candidates stellar interview

Make Your Candidates Fall in Love: Tips for a Stellar Interview

  We all know how important first impressions are, right? My first impression of Brilliant Ink has been stellar. I am new to the field, and wanted to share an observation I had on the world of internal communications and the employee experience – especially as someone who’s just gone through the interview and hiring process.   It seems that the relationship you...

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Small team, big strengths.

Because Brilliant Ink is a fully remote team, with employees spread across the country, our annual company retreat has become a sacred time for us. We gather for two days to unplug from our day-to-day work and refocus on some of our bigger priorities - connecting as a team, growing as individuals and developing as an organization. And with a...

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