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Employee Experience

Get Organized: Some of Our Favorite New Tools

Let’s face it – technology often comes with the promise of making life easier, but more times than not, it just adds more complexity. That is so not the case with these project-management tools we’ve recently started using. For those of you looking to add a lot more organization to your life with minimal effort, these organization tools are worth...

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Peace Out

Today is my 40th birthday. It's a milestone I assumed I'd dread - I remember thinking in my high school years that I may as well be dead at this point. How could anything interesting happen when you're so old?! I'm exceptionally glad (and not terribly surprised) that my younger self turned out to be clueless. Life seems to get more interesting...

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Your Intranet Sucks

Your Intranet Probably Sucks – Here’s How to Fix It

Have you ever loved your company’s intranet? I’ve yet to hear an employee rave about their internal portal and the ways it’s a time and sanity-saver in one. Seriously, Google the words “intranet” and “sucks” and you’ll come up with 97,600 hits. So is a functioning intranet the stuff of legend? Could an internal site be useful, concise, and delightful – all...

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Face to Face

If you’re like me, people fascinate you. You love connecting with others and listening to individual life stories is nothing short of amazing. Hence why, nerves aside, I thoroughly enjoy interviews. The whole process, on either side of the equation-- as the interviewer and interviewee. A friend of mine recently applied to a popular and highly engaged company in the Bay...

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Year One: Check!

See what our first Brilliant Futures scholarship winner, Laila Mufty, has to say about her freshman year at Gettysburg. Dear Brilliant Ink, People say that college is one of the best times of your life and after a year of researching that statement at Gettysburg College, I wholeheartedly agree. My first two weeks were incredibly difficult. As it turns out, Gettysburg is...

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Prep for that R and R

Summer is around the corner, which means it’s almost vacation time! As much as I love a good trip, coming back to the office is no fun. Overflowing inbox, feeling behind on projects and an endless to-do list are enough to kill any post-vacation glow. So how do you make the best of...

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Inklings: Week of 5/8/2015

Check in to the weekend & check out this week’s Inklings: The 8 Simple Habits of Incredible Bosses – Be the best boss you can be. We believe in that statement.  This Clever Seat Belt For Your Desk Chair Will Force You To Sit Up Straight...

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Make meaning in 60 minutes – GO!

What would you do if you had $20 to give away to complete strangers in 60 minutes? That was the challenge our Brilliant Ink team faced as part of our most recent Test Kitchen project. This quarter, we’re working to bring our new values to life. Every other month, we’ll pick a new value to focus on, and plan a unique activity to...

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Inklings: Week of 4/24/2015

Welcome to the weekend – but first, kick it off by taking a look at these articles that caught our eyes this week: Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Translate Across Borders – Emotions are complex. How do the cues we usually use to determine how others feel differ by country? RIP Email: What Digital Messaging Will Look Like in 2020 – Many of us...

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