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Formulate Intranet Success with Intranet Training

Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training? You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch. Now it's time to dive into the next steps and ensure your intranet launch is successful. After investing so much time into building your intranet, you may have several questions, such as: How do I encourage employees to start using the

Promote Your Corporate Social Responsibility

Summary:  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to employees and consumer. It may be time to create a plan to promote your CSR activities internally. CSR has been at the forefront of many company business plans at an extraordinarily increasing rate over the past 5-10 years. According to SCORE, the number of companies publishing a CSR report has skyrocketed since 2011: 2011: 20% 2012: 53% 2013: 72% 2014: 75% 2015: 81% Subscribe for Intranet Tips It’s been proven at this point that not only does CSR promote well-being to those served by it, but it has a growing

Preparing for Google Search Appliance End of Life

Summary:  Google Search Appliance end of life is approaching, meaning businesses need to seek out a new search solution. We discuss 3 with pros and cons.. Over the last year or so, Google has switched direction with some of their commercial search options, bringing both GSS (Google Site Search) and GSA (Google Search Appliance) to end of life. This forces businesses to seek out a new search solution, particularly for their intranet where about two-thirds of deployments occurred based on user surveys. Are you one of them? Subscribe for Intranet Tips A similar proportion of clients have come to

Simple Workflow Automation Software by Intranet Connections

Summary:  If you think workflow automation software is only for enterprise corporation, think again. We help small to mid-size companies achieve big results by automating manual processes to change them from lengthy and tedious to quick and easy. "Give Me An Automated Workflow And I Can Leverage The Earth" To begin this blog article I decided to play with the famous quote from the Greek mathematician Archimedes in order to fully express the power of workflow automation software in the business universe. Automated workflow, in fact, is having such a strong impact in the life of millions of companies

Workflow for Onboarding New Employees

Summary:  Creating a workflow for onboarding new employees significantly improves the process. Here's how: Emails get missed and paper gets misplaced. Communication issues in the workplace are one of the primary reasons our customers are drawn to Intranet Connections. As a new customer, one of the first applications our customers use is the workflow functionality. Using this significantly improves communication while boosting efficiency, visibility, and accuracy in day-to-day tasks. The most common example is creating a workflow for onboarding new employees. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes before an employee starts their

Community Software to Help Shape Workplace Culture

Summary:  Generate a strong company culture by using these three intranet tools on your community software! If culture isn’t made a priority, the risk is it will form itself, creating strife within the team, lost productivity, and misalignment with customers you serve, all at a high cost!  Humans are innately tribal, which couldn’t be more evident than in politics, sports, and religion.  We establish membership based on affinity to our beliefs and values.   The same is true in our careers.  We make emotional choices of where to work based on personal connection to the values of an organization, the

How To Reduce Paperwork & Get Excited About Online Forms

Summary:  If you're one of the progressive individuals working hard to reduce paperwork in the office, we've got some exciting news for you! There's a reason why general 'paperwork' has a derogatory feeling associated with it. 'Staying late at the office again, to finish my paperwork' 'working overtime to file this paperwork.' Paperwork is the epitome of monotony. So why not shake things up this year? Although we at Intranet Connections get excited about online forms and all they can do, (in fact over a third of our office favors the inline forms application over all others!) we realize

16 Must Have Tools of a Content Management System

Summary:  A content management system goes far beyond simple document storage. Check your intranet toolbox to make sure your organization's document management software has your team set up for success. One of the main functions of a successful intranet is to have a well-organized content management system. Going beyond a simple central repository to store documents, a proper content management system is structured to foster collaboration amongst your team, while keeping the correct documents up to date and simple to retrieve. Below we’ve listed 16 must-have features to simplify document management. Document Management Storage and retrieval of documents can

6 Tips To Float Your Boat During A Successful Intranet Launch

Summary:  One of the questions we frequently hear from new customers is ‘What can make my Intranet launch successful?’ Before diving into these tips, let’s review the foundation as to why you chose to use an Intranet software in the first place. Identified Pain Points Some first pain points resolved should be related to the original reasons you sought out an Intranet in the first place. For example: Policies are incorrect or outdated Documents are scattered Lack of employee engagement Important information lost in emails These may not list all of your pain points, but these are the common

FAQ on our New Intranet Help Center

Summary: With the inauguration of our brand new Intranet Help Center, we thought we'd compile some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our intranet software, and have one of our expert support staff, Michelle, give her expert advice. Intranet Help Center Since coming onboard with Intranet Connections and starting within our Support team, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to see how our customers use our software, as well as the types of questions that come up from time to time. With that in mind, I’ve compiled some of our common questions together in a traditional Q&A style below! Q: