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Employee Experience

Employee Experience Series- The Job Hunt

Time to kick off our Employee Experience blog series! For the next six months, the Brilliant Blog will feature posts that correspond to each of the six research areas from our award-winning Employee Experience survey. This week we’ll dive right into the series by discussing the job hunt, and what employers can do to foster employee engagement early in the...

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Recognizing your rock star employees

It’s no secret that recognizing your people is crucial to building a strong team of engaged, happy employees. That’s why it was a topic of conversation at last week’s IABC Speed Networking event in San Francisco. I swapped ideas and advice from fellow communicators on ways to infuse recognition into a company’s culture. So what’s important for creating an amazing...

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We all have our obsessions

It may sound odd, but here at Brilliant Ink, we’re pretty much obsessed with Employee Engagement. We work with clients every day to tackle their engagement challenges. We read about what others in our business are doing. Heck, we even do our own research on the topic. So when I came across this recent headline on Fast Company’s website, it’s no...

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Millennial series: the job hunt

What does it take to catch a millennial job hunter’s eye? A killer career page. According to the Employee Experience Survey, a research study surveying hundreds of Fortune 1,000 professionals, millennial job seekers are roughly 20% more likely to check out your website’s career page than employees of other age groups.So what does it mean to have a killer career...

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Social media: your employees matter too!

Since social media came onto the scene, businesses have been targeting their Facebook posts, tweets, and blog posts to customers, but have they neglected the group that has the highest stakes in the company’s success? While social media should be reaching customers, it can serve an equally important purpose: connecting with employees.Above anyone else, employees believe in your mission and...

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Finding meaning in the moments

If you had to describe your life to someone who doesn’t know you, what would you say? How would you explain it? Would you start chronologically, or hone in on pivotal moments? Would you describe accomplishments or relationships?However you choose to define it, specific snapshots of moments are probably flashing through your mind. That’s because our experience of anything is...

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Bringing the personal and the purposeful into our work

I just finished Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell is Human. It’s a fascinating read that explores how and why, so many of us are now in sales.Sales. Yuk.But before you think I’ve just condemned myself (and possibly you) to the sleazy ranks of the stereotypical smarmy salesman, consider this:“[We] are engaged in what I call “non-sales selling.” We’re persuading,...

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Grief and the workplace

Like most Americans, I’ve been struggling to make sense of the terrible events in Newtown last Friday. I’ve watched my friends on Facebook line up on either side of the gun control issue, reflect on the need for greater mental health resources, and urge some kind of action to hopefully bring an end to the awful cycle of violence that...

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‘Tis the season…

Last week, I had the good fortune to be onsite with a client on the day the company handed out its holiday gifts to employees. As I sat in the reception area, I watched countless employees excitedly walking to pick up their gift, and wearing huge grins after they’d retrieved it.It got me thinking – this relatively small gesture can...

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