Alison Harrison

SENIOR WRITER

Question asker. Expat Brit. Book addict. Political junkie. Dog lover. Cat staff.

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Employee Experience

UPDATED 10/30 3 p.m.

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Little steps, big changes
Employee Experience

“If only I had a little more time.” If I had a dollar every time this thought went through my head, I’d be rich.

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Help for corporate editors
Employee Experience

Developing great stories and features for your corporate intranet or newsletter is a time-consuming and often thankless task. You spend hours researching and writing articles that are read in a matter of minutes (if at all) and then displaced almost immediately by the next feature.

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Five ways to wow employees with infographics
Best Practices

We've been big fans of infographics for a while now at Brilliant Ink (check out our Pinterest board on information design for proof), and we get particularly excited about their possibilities as a tool for employee engagement. If you haven't yet thought about harnessing the power of infographics internally, here are five ideas to get you started.

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Can Instagram go internal?
Best Practices

My friend Josh is an Instagram aficionado. Instagram is the photo-sharing app (complete with vintage photo filters and hashtag capability) that took the smartphone industry by storm.

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And the award goes to...
Best Practices

Here at Brilliant Ink, we’re in the midst of awards season. No, we’re not indulging in the Teen Choice awards or the MTV Video Music Awards (okay, maybe some of us are).

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Culture starts at the top
Best Practices

Don’t you hate it when everyone and their grandma piles onto a media story and dissects it to death? Yeah, me too, but in this case I really couldn’t help myself.

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Develop sweet communications – the fat-free kind
Best Practices

Look up from your screen for a moment and count how many tchotchkes you have sitting on your desk. Now, count how many are collecting dust.

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Wow your intern
Best Practices

My friends and I have been around the internship block. Some internships are superb, but others become horror stories for the freshmen.

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Fresh Idea: Homegrown Speaker Series
Employee Experience

Graduation season is approaching, which reminds me of a tradition at my Alma matter. School administrators don’t bring in big-name speakers for the commencement ceremony; instead, they invite graduating seniors to apply for the honor of giving the speech.

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On Writing
Just for Fun

I have to admit – I hate scary things. I am terrified of horror films and even have to turn away when an ad for a scary movie comes on TV.

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Show Me the Meaning
Employee Experience

“Show me the money.” It’s a now infamous line, thanks to Cuba Gooding and a little movie called Jerry Maguire.

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