Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

3 Tips for Creating an Effective Self-Service Intranet

Summary: Defining the support activities outlined in the Porter’s Value Chain, and how it can be applied to your self-service intranet. Plus two more tips for creating an effective self-service intranet, including navigation and simple security.
There are times when you want employees to spend a lot of time on the intranet, reading up on company news, building relationships and getting a broader perspective on the company and the industry in which they work. But when there’s a job that needs doing, you want them to get in and out as quickly as possible. Since time savings is the easiest way to get return on investment (ROI) on your intranet, here are my top three tips in designing a self-service intranet.

By |December 28, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Get To Know Co-workers With Intranet Team Builders

Summary: What are Team Builders and how can they benefit your company? We cover 3 key ways your intranet can assist with Team Builders including; event promotion, reinforcement of knowledge and sharing the experience!
Companies are modernizing the way they conduct business, including how co-workers engage with one another. In the past, you were unlikely to meet employees from other departments until major events, such as the annual Holiday Party. We posed the question; why wait?

3 Ways To Promote An Internal Job Posting

Summary: What is an internal job posting and how does it benefit your organization? We cover the top 3 ways to promote an internal job posting on your intranet which include: Job Opening Application, Home Page feed and Company Announcements.

What is an internal job posting?
Promoting a job opening from within a company helps retain top talent and grow your organization. One way to ensure job openings acquire knowledgeable and qualified candidates is by opening them up to pre-existing employees. An internal job posting on your intranet allows ambitious employees to grow by stepping-up instead of stepping-out of your company.

4 Ways a Healthcare Intranet Can Benefit Your Healthcare Organization

Summary: A Healthcare Intranet can benefit your organization in many ways, from improving patient care to centralizing resources. Discover our top 4 ways you can benefit from a Healthcare Intranet.
Hospitals, Clinics, end-of-life care facilities and other companies within the healthcare industry can benefit greatly by implementing an intranet within their organization. A well-designed Healthcare Intranet can provide employees with access to the tools they need to immediately improve communication, enhance staff education and training and most importantly, improve patient care.

By |December 3, 2015|Best Practices, Healthcare Intranet|0 Comments

Give Thanks With These Top 3 Employee Appreciation Ideas

Summary: As the holiday season approaches, so does the desire to express employee appreciation. We have 3 intranet tools that achieve this, including; sharing a company announcement, creating a concise blog post and recognizing an employee’s achievements.
‘Tis the season to express thanks and gratitude to the friends and family in your life. It’s also a time to be thankful for the hard work and accomplishments your employees have done throughout the year! Finding time during the busy holiday season to thank each employee individually can be difficult, especially if it doesn’t fall within the review period, but your intranet can assist in showing employee appreciation with the following 3 tools, ranging from broad company announcements to specific individuals:

Positive First Impressions – Use Your Intranet to Help with Employee Onboarding

Summary:  How to improve the employee onboarding process with your intranet. Tips for the first day, the first few weeks and the first quarter.
If you’ve taken part in hiring for your organization, you know your company invests an incredible amount of time and resources creating talent networks, marketing job opportunities, building its’ brand and selling itself, ultimately guiding candidates through the hiring process. This can span multiple touch points, interviews and weeks, or even longer in time.  You know how important it is to invest this time to find the right match for your organization, and for the candidate.

By |November 16, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Creative Tips For Your Healthcare Intranet

Summary: Intranet Connections partnered with Homewood Health to host a free webinar on creative tips for your healthcare intranet including; utilizing online forms, efficiently sharing information, improving communication and collaboration and streamlining the onboarding process.
The healthcare industry has a specific set of needs when it comes to employee management, and although our out-of-the-box healthcare intranet solution covers the necessities, we provide opportunities to apply creative touches to best suit your needs!

How to Use Online Forms to Improve Your Intranet, Website & Beyond

Summary: What are online forms and what are the benefits from a Feature Request form? Key fields to includes in your Feature Request Form include; category, submitters, reasons for request and more.
The secret is out – we’ve found a creative way to utilize an Online Form that improves productivity and user-experience for both employees and clients. Our Online Forms can already transform into a variety of useful tools such as Policy Review to Job Openings, but how can you use Online Forms to improve the way in which you do business on your intranet, your website and beyond? Creating a Feature Requests Form. Below are 3 different ways to utilize a Feature Request form.

Does the Way You Present Content Affect Intranet Usability?

Summary: Is the content on your intranet easy to read? Tips on how to present content to improve intranet usability, including scannable content, breaking content into sections and how to prioritize information.
In my last post I discussed the affect of bad intranet usability on your navigation, your bottom line and Jar Jar Binks. This time I want to discuss the usability of something on your intranet that many don’t consider: your content.

Facing Company Communication Overload?

Summary: Looking to reduce communication overload and increase workplace productivity? Maximize your intranet potential with these top employee communication tools including; discussion forums, company news, event calendar and having a help desk ticketing system.
Before I moved to Sales, I was on the support team at Intranet Connections. In Support, I worked with many companies who were looking to reduce company communication overload and increase workplace productivity. Here are some common reasons for communication overload and some ideas for quick solutions to resolve this issue plaguing so many: