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
The Event Calendar on your intranet is the ultimate organization tool when it comes to your company’s events. Due to the flexibility of this feature, there are several other unique ways an Event Calendar can be utilized that you may not be aware of. In talking to our customers, we discovered the most unique and innovative ways they are utilizing the Event Calendar, including:
To determine the most engaging features our intranet software has to offer we turned to our most collaborative employees, the Intranet Connections Office Dogs. From booking time off to enjoying some home cooking, these dogs know how to maintain a successful work/life balance. This post has gone to the dogs, so to speak, to prove how engaging your intranet can be and to get their ‘paw of approval’ on their Top 5 Engaging Intranet Features!
Intranet Connections may be an out-of-the-box solution, but that doesn't mean we lack customization! We make it easy and convenient for you to customize your intranet the way you want by creating built-in intranet applications for you that are simple to edit and make your own. Using the application builder, there is no limit to the number of intranet applications you can create on your site. While we have many built-in options, you can also be creative and build an intranet application from scratch. One example of this is the Share Your First Job Application that was created completely from scratch. Here
Almost all organizations that provide a product or service to its customers keep a blog on their public website. Having a blog is a great way to connect with customers and potential customers, informing them of what is going on in your organization, such as new product or service releases. In addition, a blog is a great tool to keep customers up-to-date on the latest industry trends that may effect them or your organization. In other words, a blog is an indispensable tool for communicating with your customers and potential customers, and most organizations would argue that you need a
After completing my undergrad I worked as a legal assistant at a law firm here in Vancouver, BC. With approximately 300 employees, an organized system for internal communication was imperative. We already had an intranet, but most communication was still done through interoffice mail and email, while the intranet acted as a glorified craigslist. Why wasn’t our intranet more widely used? Well, it was built using a complex platform that was difficult to expand on and update, and those that possessed the skills to do so simply didn’t have time (yup, that platform rhymes with “fairpoint”).
Online Forms and Automated Workflows are powerful tools built-in to your intranet, and are indispensable to any organization. Watch the on-demand version of this webinar, presented by Product Manager, Neil Chong-Kit, for Tips & Tricks for Online Forms & Automated Workflows. In the webinar, Neil covers tips, tricks and best practices surrounding Online Forms and Automated Workflows, providing a LIVE demonstration of: Showing additional fields with Dynamic Forms Creating private fields Populating dropdown values from App Builder Creating alternative workflow paths And more This blog will provide a brief overview of the topics covered in the webinar. For a more
What is An Intranet Design Theme? When it comes to your intranet, you aren't just stuck having to learn to love your intranet design. You can easily change your design theme. You can create many design themes. An intranet design theme is a uniform collection of design elements and color schemes that are applied to the intranet to give a consistent and appealing look and feel. Using a design theme is an easy way to add appeal to pages and give them a professional look. What are the Design Theme Elements? I am so glad I asked that question. A
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
In a recent post, I talked about how intranets have matured and are becoming a must-have within the enterprise. There are a lot of soft return on investment (ROI) impacts of intranets, including social, collaborative and employee recognition applications that lend to employee morale, retention and fostering company culture. But where is the bottom line ROI, that equates to real dollar value and return on your investment? Increase Return on Investment With Intranet Connections, the most robust feature is our Online Forms and attached Automated Workflows. Online Forms enables users to submit pre-made electronic forms, or fill out tests that