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Employee Experience

Hacking the Employee Experience

One week ago today, nearly 100 people joined us at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco for the first of its kind event: Hack the Experience, a hackathon with the (ahem) modest goal of revolutionizing the employee experience. When we began planning this event nearly a year ago, we had a vision – to...

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Inklings: Week of 3/7/2014

It’s Friday!! Check out these fresh and interesting articles, we discovered while surfing the web this week. Enjoy  Habits 101: Essential Things You Should Know About Your Everyday Behavior- The ways in which we approach our daily habits determines how well we succeed. Think twice. 10...

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Words to Live By

Earlier this week, I heard a story on NPR about “The Holstee Manifesto.” Apparently, this short but meaningful collection of motivational statements adorns the walls of dozens of tech companies and startups, from Google and AirBnb to Zappos and TED. I had never seen or heard of it before, but was immediately intrigued. How could some simple thoughts jotted down...

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Inklings: Week of 2/14/2014

Hooray! It’s the weekend everyone! We found some interesting tidbits circulating the web this week. Here’s the 411. Five predictions for 2014: Revolutionizing Employee Engagement – Check out the forecast on what can influence your work place environment. There is only Human-to-Human (H2H) – Read up...

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Gratitude at Work

Do you believe that your happiness depends on your success at work? Many people feel the same way. But actually, it’s quite possible that we’ve got it all backwards. Psychologists like Shawn Achor argue that cultivating a positive mindset actually inspires productivity and success. If...

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We’re Hosting a Hackathon!

On February 28, the celebrated Autodesk Gallery will open its doors to “Hack the Experience,” a collaborative competition that will challenge participants to zero in on key moments that can make or break the employee experience, and work together to generate inventive solutions. In the traditional sense, a hackathon is an event that draws together a large group of people...

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Asking the right questions – Interviewing for corporate comms

I’ve been doing a lot of interviewing lately for everything from corporate profiles, to newsletter success stories, to customer-facing web pages. While picking up the phone to quiz a complete stranger can still be daunting, over the years I’ve developed a few habits and tips that will (usually) make the process go smoothly and ensure that I get better quotes...

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Inklings: Week of 1/24/2014

Happy Friday Brilliant Readers! Here’s some food for thought as you wrap up your week:  5 Steps to Improve Quality No Matter what you Produce – Use these tips to align top notch quality to your company’s products. Why Flexible Workplaces are the Future – Research...

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Hack the Experience

At last some good news on the employee engagement front (after a long period of cost-cutting and doing more with less): 2014 has been named the“Year of the Employee,” according to Forbes. In other words, employers are finally recognizing that their people are overstretched, overworked, and most important, vital to supporting the economic recovery finally underway. It’s about time, right? ...

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Liz Kelly at Lunch with DriveThruHR

Brilliant Ink CEO Liz Kelly joined DriveThru HR yesterday to speak on employee engagement and announce our upcoming hackathon - Hack the Experience - scheduled for Friday, February 28th, at the Autodesk Gallery, One Market Street in San Francisco. More details to come soon. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, listen to the full interview here. It'll be sure to...

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