Patty Rivas

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Workplace engineer. Proud momma to three crazy boys. Music addict. Beer lover. Risk taker. Soul seeker.

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9 Careers Pages We Love
Employee Lifecycle

Candidates want to learn about your people, your culture, your purpose, what you value, and the way you work. Your career pages need to help you tell your story. Here are 9 careers pages we love because they were built with the candidate experience in mind.

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Damn, You're Good! Our Peer-to-Peer Recognition Program
Internal Communications

We wanted a way to reward each other for living our newly refreshed values. Why? Because we really believe in our values – they’re true to who we are and who we aspire to be every day. So, with a budget and a blessing from our CEO, we designed “Damn, You’re Good!”, Brilliant Ink’s first peer-to-peer rewards and recognition program.

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Engagement survey or culture bomb?
Internal Communications

While some argue that employee engagement surveys are dead, they can be quite effective in moving the needle on company culture if they’re used correctly. Think of an engagement survey as a thermometer and your company as your baby. 

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Our Brilliant Values
Employee Experience

It’s been an eventful and introspective several months here at Brilliant Ink. We celebrated 10 years in business, launched our new (and oh so awesome!) brand, and most recently, kicked the tires on our values to see what, if anything, had changed as our team evolved over the years.

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RESISTING IMPOSTER SYNDROME?
Best Practices

Over the past year, I’ve heard and read a lot about Imposter Syndrome. The conclusion I’ve drawn is that we all – at one point or another – feel like a fraud. My conclusion isn’t just a hunch.

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Let’s Meet Inclusively
Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusion is what happens when all of our differences are welcomed, supported, and celebrated. There are so many benefits that come with fostering an inclusive work environment.

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Doing More with Less
Best Practices

I’m sure I’m not alone here, but as a working parent with three small children, I am challenged every day to do more with less. More planning, more organizing, more thinking, more housework, more peacemaking, more teaching, and more learning.

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Working With Strengths
Employee Experience

Employees who use their strengths on the job are more likely than others to be intrinsically motivated by their work -- simply because it feels less like work to them. At the workgroup level, team members who know each other's strengths relate more effectively to one another, boosting group cohesion.

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Company Culture Resolutions
Employee Experience

Now that the holiday haze has worn off and we're officially into the new year, it’s a great time to look back and reflect. What were some of your proudest moments in 2017?

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Diversity is NOT a four-letter word
Employee Experience

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.

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4 Tips for Your Careers Site... On a Budget
Best Practices

Refreshing your Careers site but don’t have the budget for all the bells and whistles? Here are 4 basic yet effective principles to keep in mind to catch the right eyes and talent.

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#ImWithHer
Employee Experience

[no_blockquote text="We are one step closer to telling our daughters that they can be anything they want to be, and actually meaning it. " text_color="c4262e" title_tag="" width="" line_height="" background_color="" border_color="" show_quote_icon="yes" quote_icon_color="" quote_icon_size=""] Whether or not you agree that Hillary Clinton is the best, most qualified candidate in today’s presidential race (we can save that for another post), you cannot deny the fact that this week, Hillary made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.

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