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Sugar and SPICE and Everything You Need For Employee Engagement

Summary: Employee engagement is a vital ingredient to the success at Intranet Connections. That's why we came up with our SPICE acronym: simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity, and empathy. Keeping our employees engaged with these five core values not only keeps them at the company for longer but improves productivity in the workplace. Sugar and spice make everything nice in our office. Employees work hard, enjoy coming into work, have their work recognized, and form great relationships with each other. For some, the ability to engage with others comes naturally, but most often it is a skill set just like any

What Does An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet Cost?

Summary:Often, the first question we receive from our customers is 'What does an intranet cost?' We get it, 'non-essential' software takes effort to show management the real ROI. You have budgets to follow, and a boss to report to. In this blog post, we give you some insight into what 5 years of Intranet Sales experience will teach you when researching getting an intranet. You’ve heard it time and time again – employees grumbling in frustration as they struggle to find that document or form; sending emails to their colleagues asking if they know where it might be. When they

The Employee Onboarding Process: They Said YES! Now What?

Summary: They said yes, and signed the offer! The first steps of the employee onboarding process are crucial for entering into a long lasting, mutually beneficial professional relationship. Here is some advice from our CEO at Intranet Connections to make sure the honeymoon period starts off organized and welcoming. Getting an accepted offer from a candidate can feel much like getting engaged.  After all, you’re likely going to spend more time together over the next few years than you will with your partner at home.  With all the time and energy invested: application screening, phone and in-person interviews, tests, reference

Get Noticed With Employee Profile Tips and Tricks

Summary: We highlight the importance of having an engaging Employee Profile and how to make yours stand out with hidden tips and tricks. We recently started sharing a series of blog posts highlighting the profiles of our very own employees at Intranet Connections, including Monica Zlotnik (HR) and Karleen Murphy (Client Services). Engagement comes when people see the ‘human-side’ of organizations, so there’s no better way to increase engagement in your company than by having Employee Profiles that shine! We’ve covered some unique ways to build an employee profile, but below takes you through the step-by-step instructions to achieve your all-star

Get The Look; The 3 Best Intranet Designs

Summary: When it comes to your intranet, the look and feel speak volumes to your employees! Get inspired with 3 of the best intranet designs and how to achieve them. The design of your intranet is the first thing employees notice, so it's a good idea to put some thought into it before diving in. The best intranet designs based their concept off of their company brand and style guidelines such as their online website. That way there is instant familiarity with the company brand, which helps to excel intranet adoption. But intranets aren't websites, therefore knowing where, and how,

4 Intranet Tips to Simplify Your Intranet and Improve Engagement

Summary: Follow these 4 key intranet tips to simplify your intranet so that it’s easier for your admins to maintain, and your employees to navigate and locate content. Simplicity is something many of us are seeking as we declutter or downsize. At Intranet Connections, simplicity is one of our core values as a provider of out-of-the-box software. And for intranets, simplicity can be the difference between a highly functional intranet and a site that frustrates employees. Below are 4 intranet tips to help simplify your intranet to improve employee engagement and generate workplace productivity. Intranet Tip #1: Make Items Easy

Migrating Your Intranet Content to a SharePoint Alternative

Summary: When presented with an out-of-the-box intranet which rivals SharePoint functionality for a one-time license fee – many organizations are eager to make the switch to a SharePoint Alternative. We've provided 7 tips on how to successfully migrate from SharePoint to your new Intranet. Hundreds of organizations each year look to make the switch to a SharePoint alternative. The most common reasons I hear for choosing a SharePoint alternative include: “Employees can’t find anything, it’s outdated, unengaging and no one uses it” “It’s too expensive” “It’s too hard to update and manage, and the IT team doesn’t have time to devote

The Five Habits of Highly Engaged Employees

Summary: Typically, the focus is on actions companies can take to foster employee engagement in the workplace.  This is one side of the coin, but a healthy relationship requires a marriage of responsibilities, efforts, and behavior. For a company, it starts with clarity of purpose and strategy. By connecting goals and actions bottom-to-top, employees know what they’re working towards achieving.  An intranet is a support tool to communicate these, through company news, blogging, goal setting, celebration events & posts, employee recognition, job opportunity, promotion, and milestones.  The biggest responsibility is first and foremost in hiring the right people, then providing encouragement,

See Why Our Bank Clients LOVE Their Company Intranet [Examples]

Summary: We asked 5 of our bank clients; what has their company intranet helped them simplify, the top features they use, and the problems they faced that made them look for a company intranet. As a bank, we know you mean business, and as a software company that specializes in Bank Intranet’s, we know you like to use tools that other banks have benefited from. With that in mind, we reached out to some of our amazing bank clients to find out the following: What has your company intranet helped you simplify? What are the top 3 features you

Register Now For Our Webinar: Introducing Intranet Analytics and Metrics

Summary: Join us for a webinar on June 21, 2017, to uncover intranet ROI with real-time intranet analytics and metrics. Intranet Insights is our new tool that helps you get big picture HR metrics and analytics with at-a-glance dashboards! Intranet Connections imminent release of Intranet Insights is on the cusp of arrival. The new product offerings include statistics your company can use to determine top contributors, employee activity logs and more. Previous product releases have focused on Search (version 13.0), Policy and Procedure Management (version 13.5), and now version 14.0 Stats. In anticipation of the release, we are hosting a webinar.