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?
Summary: Discover 5 enterprise social networking tools built-in to your intranet that improve internal business communication and collaboration such as, Status Updates, Employee Profiles, Employee Milestones and more. Internal business communication has made great strides in the past few decades. Gone are the days of inter-office mail, photo-copied newsletters and cluttered bulletin boards. These days, communication channels aren’t even limited to email and video conferencing. Technological advances have revolutionized the way people communicate in the workplace.
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
Summary: Meet VERN, Veridian Credit Union’s intranet persona. Learn how they came up with the name, as well as best practices for creating your own. We often suggest that our customers give their intranet a name and persona to improve employee engagement and user adoption. Choosing a name that resonates with employees and lets them know what type of resources they can find on the intranet is the most effective way to improve overall adoption. That’s why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to our customer, Veridian Credit Union, about their intranet persona, VERN.
The Buy and Sell Exchange, also referred to as the 'intranet classifieds', is a great feature to introduce when you first launch your intranet, or to boost engagement on your pre-existing intranet. It is an interactive feature that allows employees to post items they wish to sell, wanted items, referrals, and tips! You can make the Buy and Sell Exchange open to all employees to post items, but for added security, you can add an approval process to ensure employees are posting appropriate items. The Buy & Sell Exchange is a great way to open up communication between employees beyond the office walls. Some benefits of
There are various instances when departments need to share information that is only relevant to them, but not to the rest of the company. But how can you share and store that information on your intranet with only individuals in your department or team, and not clutter the intranet for the rest of your colleagues? The answer: Department / Team Sites.
In the late 1990s, email went from a secondary communication source for most businesses, to the main communication source, changing the face of business and internal communications forever. Emailing was seen to be one of the most efficient forms of communicating, and many employees transitioned to firing off a quick email over placing a phone call. Now with all the different internal communication tools available to a workforce, emailing almost seems primitive today. While many organizations still rely heavily on email, most businesses are slowly trying to reduce the number of emails sent in favor of a simpler, more efficient form
Today, we have more ways to communicate with each other than at any other time in history. I personally receive daily phone calls, text messages, tweets, blog post updates, emails, Facebook status updates and a post card every six months from my dentist. Why then, with so many options, is organizational collaboration still so difficult to get right? Aren’t intranets supposed to fix this? This might sound strange coming from me, the Product Manager at Intranet Connections, but technology alone is not the answer.
An employee suggestion box (also known as the Idea Share Exchange application in Intranet Connections), is a traditional part of many businesses that dates back to the early 20th century. The success of a suggestion box is tied in large part to the perceived value that a suggestion box brings for both employees and management. In some businesses, the suggestion box is that dusty old box in the corner of the staff room that hasn't been opened in years. For other companies, the suggestion box is an integral part of the company’s success. Perhaps the most famous example of business innovation that
Recently, we published a blog about how eLearning can help improve employee retention, and I've stumbled upon several other articles on ways to boost employee retention. Employee retention has become a hot button topic these days as it is a growing concern for many companies. According to a recent Forbes article, employees are abandoning their current employers at a record rate making employee retention evermore crucial for employers today. 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