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: We've compiled 7 of the best employee retention strategies that are tried, tested and true to IC. With only about 32% of the workforce in the United States engaged in their jobs, and 51% actively looking for a new job (or watching job listings), employee retention is a growing concern for many companies. With employee engagement initiatives on the rise, is there something your organization could be doing better to retain your top talent? I was curious myself and set off on a mission to ask this question to our outstanding talent here at Intranet Connections as
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.
Summary: How organized is your document management? Would it earn the Martha Stewart stamp of approval? Or does it resemble a storage locker that hasn’t been cleaned out in decades…. Most new customers of ours need to switch from a Shared Drive to Document Management software. I’ve seen everything from well manicured, neat as a pin shared drive that's only lacking external access, to a chaotic black hole of files in files in files. Most often I see numerous versions of the same file stored in multiple locations. This causes confusion for users to find the correct version.
Summary: We discuss 3 internal marketing strategies that help you build your brand and engage employees PLUS tips on how your intranet can help! In the age of technology and automation, one can get lost in a sea of generic auto-replies and designs. To ensure your employees are engaged, we rounded up 3 internal marketing strategies for you to try. Adding personal touches to your intranet engages employees and reminds everyone that there is still a real person behind the brand. Automated technology is everywhere, from replying with a text of a pre-populated list of replies instead of answering your
Summary: Build an intranet business case to present to the executive level using these best practices. In most organizations, the person who is out there researching solutions, going through demos and narrowing down providers is rarely the one who holds the checkbook. Time after time we hear potential customers come to us saying we love the solution/ it’ll solve our problems, but because of budgeting constraints or a lack of willingness to change the project gets shelved. This is particularly prevalent in organizations that don’t currently have an intranet because while from a high level it may seem
Summary: Intranet navigation is a key part of successfully building or redesigning an intranet. Here's a four-step plan to get your organization set up for success. Navigation refers to the way users access content on an online site such as an intranet. More formally, it's referred to as information architecture or the organization and labeling of the site’s content. Well-designed navigation means that users can easily access the content they want without hurdles. That’s your goal. Think of navigation as the closet organizer of your intranet: to get a closet that makes sense for
Summary: Here we discuss the top 3 workplace problems our customers experience, and the intranet solutions which mitigate the troubles. If your company has never had an intranet solution before, it may be hard to see the time and cost benefits of putting one in place. I mean, things have been working alright up until now right? It’s not until we get to showing our customers our solution and showing them the problems our solution can solve, that most people see the real potential for improvements. These are the top 3 pains an new intranet can help solve. Subscribe
Summary: This blog post tells the story of how Intranet Connections created effective communication strategies in the workplace, and improved employee morale. If you read employee reviews of pretty much every technology company in the world, you see a very common thread: the direction is unclear management is out of touch constant change but no improvement “Not us!” I thought. We have a very flat hierarchy where anyone can talk to anyone else. We have daily standups to keep everyone on the same page. We eat lunch together. We define and track our goals on a quarterly basis. Our