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Best Practices

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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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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Presentation Anxiety

Presentation anxiety? No sweat.

You have an important presentation coming up. Do you carry on like it’s NBD? Stay cool and calm as ever? MUST BE NICE. For many of us, public speaking can be terrifying. Whether it’s the act of being in front of a group, feeling that your every word and overall intelligence is being scrutinized, or if it’s worrying about appearing...

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How to get your mojo back after a flop

  Whether you work at a growing start-up or your company’s name has turned into a verb, you’re going to have setbacks—big and small. You’ve probably experienced this a few times over the course of your career, and if not, call me. I’ll share a few of my spectacular screw-ups.   So, how do you recover gracefully? Here are some ideas (and hiding...

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How to Make Working From Home Actually Work

“I would never get anything done.” “I would stay in my pajamas all day.” “I would sleep in every day.”   These are the common responses I receive when I tell people I’ve worked from home for the past four years. Working remote can be a controversial topic, as evidenced by instances of companies cracking down on workers who telecommute (see: IBM and Yahoo)....

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