Employee Experience

Email isn't evil

I was at a conference recently where one of the speakers made a bold statement. She said, “Email isn’t evil!” My first reaction was skepticism. What world does this woman live in?! But I kept listening because it really challenged my thinking, and I left with my own bold statement. So, here it goes: Email isn’t evil if it’s used the right way. 

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Damn, You're good!

 For anyone who follows our blog, I hope you’ve picked up on the fact that we have a pretty spectacular culture here at Brilliant Ink. I am so thankful every day to work with such a brilliant, caring and thoughtful group of people. We aren’t just colleagues, we’re a wolfpack (more on that in a future post!) that looks out for each other, challenges one another, and celebrates our collective and individual successes. 

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“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts”

A few months back, I wrote about How to Overcome Writer’s Block, inspired by the advice of Cheryl Strayed. When in the midst of heavy writing projects for clients, I find myself looking for additional sources of inspiration to help me tackle what sometimes feels unsurmountable at first – editing, content development, messaging, the list goes on.

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Brilliant Inspo

You are creative. Your mom is creative. Your partner-who-can’t-draw-a-stick-figure-is-creative.

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CORPORATE PRIDE

Happy Pride! With June in our rearview, we’re taking a look at how Pride celebrations showed up in the corporate world, how companies are celebrating their people and how Pride is being used as a marketing tool.

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Working from home can save the world

Working from home -- companies spend less money, people are more productive and the planet’s heart beats a little stronger.

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Oh Baby, Baby

We also create a lot of little humans, or as we like to call them, Brilliant Babies. As our team gets ready to welcome two new mamas back to our ranks, it got me thinking about the complexities of parental leave and the even trickier bit -- returning to work. 

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Engagement survey or culture bomb?

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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High-five. Props. Thumbs Up!

To be truly effective, employee recognition must be deeply ingrained in the company’s DNA.

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