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Anna Downing

PEOPLE OPERATIONS LEAD

AKA “The Fixer.” Eternal optimist. Neat freak. Vino aficionado. Super mom. Dance party champion.

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7 Small Ways to Make a Big Impact on the Hiring Process
Employee Lifecycle

A great employee experience begins the moment a future employee looks at a job posting. We recently revamped our hiring process, seeking more equitable practices that aligned with our values and mission. Here are six insights and learnings to help take your process from great to brilliant!

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5 Tips for Building a Brilliant Employee Book Club
Just for Fun

Reading in community with an employee book club opens us to diverse perspectives and helps us make connections between ideas from other fields to our work or life. Looking to start one with your team? We've got 5 tips to get you started.

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Battery Levels & Mental Health in the Workplace
Employee Experience

The effects of the global pandemic, civil unrest, and social isolation are clear and the research backs it: Employees are struggling and companies can and should do more. So how can we better support the mental wellness of our employees? We can start by checking in.

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Sips of Brilliance: Advice for New College Grads
News

It's graduation season! In celebration of new grads and our summer intern program, our team thought back to the end of our college days and shared some advice we wished we'd been given.

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9 Ways to Connect Your Team While Working From Home
Employee Experience

If you're new to remote work, you might be missing the most beautiful part about being in a physical office – connecting with your team. Check out 9 ways you can stay in touch and have fun with your colleagues no matter your location.

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Stop! Collaborate and Listen... How To Constructively Receive Feedback
Employee Lifecycle

When you're about to receive feedback, do you freeze up with anxiety or want to bury your head in the sand? You’re not alone. Here’s a survivor’s guide for how to constructively receive feedback.

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More Than Trust Falls: 5 Tips for Brilliant Company Retreats
Best Practices

As champions of the employee experience, we don’t mess around when it comes to retreats. Here are 5 things we’ve learned to ensure a fabulous time and purposeful retreat.

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Goal Setting with Strength
Employee Experience

Here is how the Brilliant Ink team approaches setting our individual goals for the year. 

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What We're Thankful for 2018
Just for Fun

As is our tradition, we like to express our gratitude this time of year. Take a look at what the Brilliant Ink team is grateful for in 2018!

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10 Years of Brilliance
Best Practices

This month, Brilliant Ink is celebrating 10 years, and rather than getting ourselves a big birthday gift, we’ve decided to give back. As a company, we feel it’s our responsibility to make the world a better place and we are honored to be able to share our resources with others.

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Speaking Our Language: A Brilliant Career
Best Practices

We have brilliant friends at Brilliant Ink, and we’re excited to share their insights through our new series: Speaking Our Language. Here, we’ll be sitting down with experts to chat about all things employee experience to uncover even more ways to empower your people.

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Mindfulness for the Real World
Employee Experience

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.” – Viktor Frankl At a recent planning session for our team, we spent quite a bit of time discussing mindfulness.

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