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Internal Communications

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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The #MeToo Movement

If you can’t write the word sex in a work email, how can you talk about #MeToo? When you work with a lot of clients who all have different cultures, like we do, it’s not often that I can share the same advice across the board. Even within a company, we’ve seen vastly different styles; for instance, you might have a...

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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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Presentation Anxiety

Presentation anxiety? No sweat.

You have an important presentation coming up. Do you carry on like it’s NBD? Stay cool and calm as ever? MUST BE NICE. For many of us, public speaking can be terrifying. Whether it’s the act of being in front of a group, feeling that your every word and overall intelligence is being scrutinized, or if it’s worrying about appearing...

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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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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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