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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 The most common reasons I hear for choosing a SharePoint alternative include: “Employees can’t find anything, it’s outdated, unengaging and no one uses it” “It’s too expensive” “It’s too hard to update and manage, and the IT team doesn’t have time to devote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.

Protect Your Company From Malware Attacks

Summary: In light of the recent epidemic of malware attacks on healthcare, corporate and governmental computers, we sat down with our Development Manager Calvin, to discover what happened with the biggest cyber-attack we've ever seen, and how it can be prevented. In April 2017, over 300,000 computers were hacked by aptly named ‘WannaCry’ malware. The virus infected over 50,000 companies in 150 countries, crippling operations and demanding ransoms. Experts estimate that the hackers collected over $50,000 in ransom payments. A 22-year-old security researcher in the U.K. located a 'kill-switch' which has stopped the spread. Included in this blog post are

Three Tips to Improve The Employee Onboarding Process

Summary: Starting a new position can be challenging; here are the top three features of your Intranet to ease the employee onboarding process. Like the old saying ‘Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. You teach them to fish and you give them an occupation that will feed them for a lifetime’  The same applies to new hires at a company.  You can give a new hire the information they are looking for ad-hoc, but supply the resources in a collaborative software and teach them how to retrieve the answers themselves, and they'll thrive. Information retention

The Importance of Effective Intranet Scalability

Summary: When pursuing a new intranet project, it’s easy to get tunnel vision on the features and functionality that you need to resolve your immediate business needs. However, it's important to consider effective intranet scalability in order to continue evolving. Perhaps the in-house intranet your IT admin built out 10 years ago and has slowly fallen to pieces; creating more frustration than it is helpful. Or maybe it has finally become apparent that the shared drive is not an effective document management tool and employees are at risk of utilizing outdated policies due to lack of version control. Whatever the

Best Practices for Difficult Conversations

Summary: We've come up with five best practices to reduce the number, and severity, of difficult conversations you may have to conduct in the office. Spoiler alert: the number one best practice is to eliminate the need for them! We’ve all been there – have an all-encompassing sense of dread towards a conversation you know you have to have. Whether it’s giving an employee a poor performance review, asking for a raise or delivering unflattering results to your client, the anxiety leading up to that conversation can be debilitating. With that in mind, we did the research and found five