Employee Lifecycle

Why It's Okay to Take a Break

Recently I had a serious case of not feeling motivated. It was one of those days where I woke up feeling like I had already hit a wall…and I wanted to wear yoga pants and nap at my desk.

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Adam Ruins My Night

"A recent survey found employees only spend 45% of their day on primary job duties." A very-hip friend of mine recommended I check out a show called, “Adam Ruins Everything,” and specifically, the episode about work.

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Speaking Our Language: A Brilliant Career

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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What I Learned at PRSA Connect

A few weeks ago, I led a workshop at PRSA Connect - PRSA’s annual conference devoted to Employee Communications. It was my first time attending (and my first time in Nashville!) and I was impressed with the sheer scale of the event, as well as the overall format and topics.</span>

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Company Cultures We Love

“Culture is to recruiting as product is to marketing.” - Hubspot Does your company offer good benefits, free gym membership, an occasional free lunch here or there?

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8 MORE Onboarding Programs We Love

We've preached this point many times before: the content and quality of onboarding and orientation programs are strongly related to employee engagement. That's why well-planned, structured, and inspiring onboarding programs correlate with higher engagement.

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Happiness: Only a Mug Away

For many people onboarding is simply a process to go through when you join a new company. Boxes to check off and steps to complete.

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Eight onboarding programs we love

It’s not surprising that the content and quality of onboarding and orientation programs are strongly related to employee engagement, or that engagement levels begin to drop off steadily after the first day of work and throughout the first three months on the job. What is rather surprising is that well-planned, structured, and inspiring onboarding programs correlate with higher engagement, not only during onboarding, but years down the road.

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Perspectives from a new Brilliant Inkie!

As a new Brilliant Inkie, I wanted to provide some insight on employee engagement from the inside. I've had several jobs and internships, and I have to say that I've definitely felt the most engaged here.

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