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Employee Experience

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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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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Employee Experience: Whose Job is it Anyway?

Original blog post featured on Poppulo. This time of year, publications and websites are clamoring to share their predictions for the year ahead. “2018 will be the year of [fill in the blank]” and you’ve got yourself a winning headline. Personally, I start to tune out these predictions and proclamations, but when Forbes declared 2018 the year of Employee Experience, I...

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Company Culture Resolutions

Now that the holiday haze has worn off and we're officially into the new year, it’s a great time to look back and reflect. What were some of your proudest moments in 2017? Where did things go wrong? What did you learn? What can you do better in 2018? This introspection can serve you well personally and professionally. It also...

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Countdown to a Brilliant 2018

With only a few days left ‘til we ring in the new year, we’d thought we’d end 2017 in style with some Brilliant Ink fun facts! 10 -  Brilliant and passionate Our team has grown this year—both personally and professionally. Outside of our core team of 10 Inkies, we have an ever-growing extended family of consultants, designers, strategists and more who...

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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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diversity

Diversity is NOT a four-letter word

  Last week, as I’m sure you’ve heard, a Google engineer had his very own Jerry Maguire moment. He penned a 3,000-word memo diving deep into gender biases, and (I’m generalizing here) concluding that biological differences explain why there isn’t equal representation of women in tech and leadership positions. Apparently, according to “Jerry”, women are more agreeable and strive for work-life...

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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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