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3 Reasons to Get Excited About Online Forms: How To Reduce Paperwork

Summary:  If you're one of the progressive individuals working hard to reduce paperwork in the office, we've got some exciting news for you! There's a reason why general 'paperwork' has a derogatory feeling associated with it. 'Staying late at the office again, to finish my paperwork' 'working overtime to file this paperwork.' Paperwork is the epitome of monotony. So why not shake things up this year? Although we at Intranet Connections get excited about online forms and all they can do, (in fact over a third of our office favors the inline forms application over all others!) we realize

2017 Highlights and Employee Engagement at Intranet Connections

Summary:  In this blog post, we thought we'd share with you some of the best employee engagement moments and success stories from this past year. At Intranet Connections, our 5 core values are ingrained in our corporate culture, 'SPICE': Simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity and empathy. These are also areas that we celebrate 'wins', not just in financial success, but in individual employees, and customers. Below are a few of Intranet Connection's biggest wins from 2017: Broke records including biggest sales quarter, month, and day. Hired twelve new team members across all departments, and welcomed one back from maternity leave.

New Year, New Intranet: Suggestions For Office Improvement

Summary:  It's a brand new year, time to start with fresh suggestions for office improvement and eliminate ineffective processes with a brand new intranet. If you’re like the hundreds of organizations I’ve worked with over the years, discussions of a new intranet or an intranet upgrade have probably been on the table for a while. Email overload, frustrations of locating documents on the shared drive, and lengthy approval processes have all created grumbles from staff and the consensus is “we need a better way to do this.” So why haven’t you implemented an out-of-the-box business intranet that can easily

16 Must Have Tools of a Content Management System

Summary:  A content management system goes far beyond simple document storage. Check your intranet toolbox to make sure your organization's document management software has your team set up for success. One of the main functions of a successful intranet is to have a well-organized content management system. Going beyond a simple central repository to store documents, a proper content management system is structured to foster collaboration amongst your team, while keeping the correct documents up to date and simple to retrieve. Below we’ve listed 16 must-have features to simplify document management. Document Management Storage and retrieval of documents can

What’s in the Out-of-the-Box Intranet?

Summary:  While you're unwrapping your 'in the box' purchases on Boxing Day, we'd like to let you know how we've made our software an out-of-the-box intranet, with ready-made applications ready to go. We know for a fact that Boxing Day is both a bank and civic holiday observed in the commonwealth nations, but where did this tradition originate? Boxing Day is in many opinions that “extra” day when people take advantage of discount prices and shop (and shop and shop) until they drop. This modern treatment for Boxing Day is so popular the discounts are sometimes extended for a

7 Essential Intranet Features to Speed the Employee Onboarding Process

Summary:  How Intranet Connections made me feel welcomed, valued, and prepared through the employee onboarding process. I joined Intranet Connections just over 4 weeks ago. In that time, I’ve experienced the familiar ‘new employee dash’: forms, introductions, integration into existing processes. For the first time, I’ve also experienced the joy of a well-supported onboarding experience that has fostered a sense of belonging. An effective employee onboarding process helps new employees adjust to the social and performance aspects of their jobs, so they can quickly become productive, contributing members of the organization. Our intranet (unsurprisingly), is weaved into our daily

Why Would A Company Have An Intranet?

Summary:  Most of our customers have switched to us because they are fed up with their previous intranet solutions being too expensive, too difficult to use, and too time-consuming. However, for the few that take the leap to get an intranet without a previous solution, why did they make the switch? In this blog post, we will answer the big question: why would a company have an intranet? We've spoken to a few of our clients who've had no previous intranet to gain some insight into why would a company have an intranet. Before we begin, we should explain what

Use Your Intranet to Manage Change With Effective Workplace Communication

Summary:  Effective workplace communication can be achieved with your intranet tools and personal connections with staff. It’s been said (many times!) that the only constant is change, and that’s never been more true than in our rapidly-evolving workplaces. For many people, change can be unsettling, but the more effectively you communicate about it, the more likely staff will be to accept and embrace the change. A staff intranet is an excellent tool to assist with change management - read on for our top tips. Subscribe for Intranet Tips Connect Organizational Change to Company Values Often employees’ initial reaction to

Do You Need A Company Intranet? Take This Quiz To Find Out Now!

Summary:  Getting a company intranet for the first time can be a daunting task. However, there comes a breaking point when manual tasks have become too cumbersome, inefficient and time-consuming. When deliberating about whether or not to get a company intranet, there are a few critical indicators that show whether or not your company is in dire need. These indicators can fall under the categories of an internal communication software, document management software, and productivity in the workplace. Identified Pain Points Subscribe for Intranet Tips Do You Need a Company Intranet? Take this short quiz to see if it's

6 Tips To Float Your Boat During A Successful Intranet Launch

Summary:  One of the questions we frequently hear from new customers is ‘What can make my Intranet launch successful?’ Before diving into these tips, let’s review the foundation as to why you chose to use an Intranet software in the first place. Identified Pain Points Some first pain points resolved should be related to the original reasons you sought out an Intranet in the first place. For example: Policies are incorrect or outdated Documents are scattered Lack of employee engagement Important information lost in emails These may not list all of your pain points, but these are the common