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Internal Communications

Choosing a new intranet

Choosing a new intranet solution? Start here.

Thinking of revamping or re-launching your intranet and don’t know where to start when choosing a new intranet provider? Read this first. As employee experience aficionados, we've seen our fair share of intranets (we’ve even built a library for all-things intranet-related). Believe us—choosing an intranet is no small feat. So, here’s our best advice for choosing a new intranet provider wisely:   1. Ask...

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employee experience

The Employee Experience Summit Recap

Last week, I had the pleasure of chairing the Advanced Learning Institute’s Employee Experience Summit here in New York. It was tremendously energizing to step away from my daily work and spend a few days with so many super-smart people who care so deeply about creating meaningful employee experiences. When you consider that the average worker spends about 90,000 hours at...

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internal communications storytelling

Back to the basics: storytelling!

Back to the basics: storytelling!   Here at Brilliant Ink, we believe deeply in the power of storytelling. We don't accept that any communications—particularly those highlighting some of the most important elements of the employee experience—has to be boring. Through our experience writing all sorts of internal communications, we’ve developed the following guiding principles to ensure your communications will inspire enthusiasm—not yawns. Know...

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LGBT Transgender Communication

Transparency in LGBT Communications

Last year, our CEO published a response (see below) to North Carolina's "bathroom bill." Way back in spring 2016, it was widely viewed as the most anti-LGBT law in the country. Of course, the LGBT community faces a number of new challenges today. And while this recent order focuses primarily on repealing protection for transgender students, this is a critical time to communicate with – and show...

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Internal Communications Best Practices Summer 2016

Internal Communications Best Practices – Summer 2016

  Last week, I attended ALI’s 2016 Strategic Internal Communications conference in Boston. It gave me the chance to connect with some really smart folks in our business, and gain insights into key trends and the latest internal communications best practices that shape the work we do every day.   The event chair, the incomparable Steve Schenbaum, kicked  off the event with some...

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Will your company take a stand?

The response to recently passed legislation in North Carolina - widely viewed as the most sweeping anti-LGBT law in the country - has been loud and widespread. Musicians have cancelled concerts, organizations have pulled conferences and other events, and increasingly, companies are expressing their disapproval. Paypal and Deutsche have both cancelled plans to expand operations to North Carolina, citing the discriminatory...

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Benefits: Employee Healthcare

All Aboard the Benefit Express!

Ah employee health care. One of the most important benefits that employers can offer, and yet it can be so overwhelming and confusing to switch to a new provider. At Brilliant Ink, we are currently in the process of switching benefit providers and while there have been some hiccups, ultimately it will be the most beneficial choice for our team....

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