Employee Experience

More Than Trust Falls: 5 Tips for Brilliant Company Retreats

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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A Company's Purpose

The Business Roundtable announced that the nation's top CEOs have redefined a corporation’s commitment beyond profit and shareholders to include employees and communities. Of course, we were heartened by this news but we were also a bit disappointed for two key reasons.

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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!

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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“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts”

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

A couple of months ago, I found myself feeling stuck. So, I began a personal quest to re-ignite my creative mojo. Guess what? By intentionally setting aside time to invite in creativity, I’ve taken new design risks, brought new creativity into my work and generally been happier.

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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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