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Meet Vanessa: The Best Intranet Software Demands The Best Staff

Summary: This week on 'Meet The Team' we are introducing Vanessa: the very talented web graphic designer who helps us make the best intranet software for small to mid size companies. Not to brag, but we know our product is the cat's meow, and it's because we figured out what it takes to keep this kitty purring. It's our wonderful staff. So now that we've let that cat out of the bag, let us introduce to you the creator of all things beautiful, our graphic web designer: Vanessa. Vanessa is a creative powerhouse with an endless pool of ideas - which

What Is Intranet Connections? A Workplace Problem Solver

Summary: What is Intranet? This is a question we often receive from prospects who recognize the problems they face in the workplace but aren't exactly sure how to solve them. That's where Intranet Connections comes to play. So the question is not' What is Intranet' but should be 'What is Intranet Connections, and how can they help? Most of our clients have switched from SharePoint or from a previously in-house intranet. But many people who come to us, have never used an intranet or don’t fully understand what it is or its capabilities. This blog post is to answer the basic

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

The Mondays, The Epidemic Affecting Productivity In The Workplace

Summary: Monday, 99% of the business world's least favorite day, has been dangerously affecting productivity in the workplace for decades. Here at Intranet Connections, we've been vigorously searching for a cure since 1999. We believe to have found a cocktail mix of 3 intranet features when used correctly, can not only prevent and treat the Mondays, but cure them as well. To the 1% ‘refreshed’ Monday people who’ve had a full breakfast, dropped the kids off at school, been to the gym, showered, done your hair and showed up 15 minutes early to the office … you can stop reading here –

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

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

Measuring Employee Engagement With Intranet Insights – Stats at Every Level

Summary: To design Intranet Insights, we had many conversations with customers to determine what they really needed out of intranet statistics in addition to measuring employee engagement. Customers let us know they needed to view data at every level. High-Level Metrics they can present to management. Mid-Level Statistics for sites and applications, and then filtered by department and location. Low-Level Data exported to Excel to calculate their own metrics or to troubleshoot specific problems. This blog post demonstrates how we met these challenges using Intranet Insights. High-Level Metrics Insight’s Main Dashboard gives you at a glance information which shows you intranet adoption

Generating Employee Engagement with Millennials

Summary: 3 simple steps to generate employee engagement within the millennial workforce. There are mountains of information and opinions on how to work with millennials.  We’ve mined through the proverbial trenches to present you with these gems: 1. Stimulate Employee Engagement with Employee Recognition First and foremost, this generation craves recognition.  It’s motivating to be acknowledged for the time, effort and devotion to the task.  Be careful, praise that is not genuine or doled out like ‘participation awards’ is quickly identified as disingenuous and will leave a negative impression. One great way to do this is to extend feedback with

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,

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.