How to Hire for Company Culture Fit Hiring a candidate with all the right skills is hard enough. But nothing is more tragic than realizing your new awesome hire just doesn't fit into the company culture. Maybe your office is lively and they need a quiet place to work. Or you have office jobs and the new hire really isn't a dog person. Or there's an essential personality clash between your new hire and your star team lead. You see, even if the new employee is a rockstar in their own right at actually doing the work, office life
Engaging Your Introverted Team Members Introverts, by nature, keep a lower profile than extroverts. Consequently, their contribution to your organization might not be quite as obvious. Both, however, perform valuable functions. Because introverts are quieter, it's easy to underestimate their contributions. They may need some extra encouragement to reach their full potential. Let's look at some of the key strengths of introverts as well as some of the best ways to bring out the best in them. Valuable Qualities of Introverts Corporations and other organizations have traditionally favored extroverts. Since extroverts are more talkative and socially aggressive, they often overshadow their
Summary: A well planned and executed internal communication strategy is one of the most ardruous yet rewarding assets for your organization. Below are 7 ways you can use to asses how healthy your strategy is. As a business operator or Human Resources professional, your livelihood hinges on your ability to retain great employees and build an enthusiastic company culture. One of the best ways to accomplish these goals is to develop a stellar internal communication system. With an intranet that is easy to navigate and update, you can build a workforce that is engaged, well-informed, and eager to participate in
Summary: Below is how a few IC customers have used their intranet designs with the addition of storyboard. Thank you to all the IC 14.5 Intranet Example Contestants, we love all of your submissions, and it was very diffuclt to narrow it down, so we chose 2 grand prize winners, and will be sending coffees to everyone who participated. Congratulations to the winning intranet homepage examples: The Dugout and Golden Valley Bank! The Dugout by Norwich City FC Intranet Design We can’t help but love the modern minimalistic style shown in this design. They make really great use of whitespace
Summary: The County of Huron modernized its traditional services into a digital workplace. Read below to see how they did it! Modernizing Traditional Services How The Ontario County of Huron Simplified Their Digital Workplace Based on Intuition The County of Huron is a municipal corporation for the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario. Among other responsibilities to its almost 60,000 residents, the Country is responsible for public health and social services, library services, and county land use planning and development. While steeped in tradition, private citizens and public servants alike are also quick to embrace modern technologies,
14.5 Homepage Design Contest - Storyboard Edition! The Details: We'd love to see how our favorite customers are using their newest feature from the 14.5 Elevate Experience - storyboard. Submit your homepage screenshot here for a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card, or a $100 donation to a charity of your choice. There are a few rules that you must follow these in order to be entered: You must grant us permission to share your intranet design on our website and in marketing initiatives. Your screenshot must include your storyboard. Any sensitive information needs to be blurred out or deleted.
Summary: With the addition of Storyboard in IC 14.5, we've learned a lot about ways to improve communication at work. Here's a few ways our team has shared information using storyboard. IC 14.5: Elevate Engagement is all about improving the way we share information as an organization. Subscribe for Intranet Tips With storyboard in a matter of months, we’ve been able to successfully share: Over 20 stories 4 surveys, each with 100% response rate The IC 14.5 Launch Plan A story about our CEO in the news Congratulations to a colleague in her new role 2 organizational goals
Summary: SEDC has worked hard to make a community that their employees are proud to be a part of. Here are 10 employee engagement strategies they developed to make their employees have fun at work and feel valued. A few months ago, I had a member of our support team share a recording he had with a very enthusiastic customer of ours. Their call started off as normal, but Chris noticed when he was remoting in on John's computer that their intranet had so much character, so many widgets and images, he was intrigued and asked to see more of
Summary: The designs from your favorite websites can be applied to your intranet design. Read on to learn how! Some of the website designs from the ‘90s were so awful, they make me cringe. You know what I’m talking about, the sites full of Comic Sans font and animated GIFs? To think how far web design has come since then is pretty amazing. However, I have some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that some of your intranets still look like those cringeworthy ‘90s websites. The good news, they don’t have to.