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
There is often a tendency with intranets to overcrowd the intranet home page in an attempt to showcase as many options as possible in hopes that users will find the resources they need quickly. I think a better approach when designing your intranet is to analyze how it’s being used and create task-driven navigation and calls to action (CTA) that speak to the most critical content and features used by your employees. Highlight the Most Popular Content Within our intranet stats/analytics package and admin section, you can gather some data on which pieces of content or applications are getting the
Intranet software is typically used as a business tool, streamlining everyday work tasks. However, it is also a great tool for improving employee engagement and employee retention. With the addition of enterprise social networking tools, intranet software has progressed toward stronger employee communication and collaboration the last few years. The integration of more social, fun features has elevated employee appreciation and employee engagement in the workplace. At Intranet Connections, we have included a number of these features in our out-of-the-box solutions to help improve business processes and help organizations better appreciate, recognize and celebrate employees to boost engagement. Such intranet features include:
The question of whether a hospital intranet will benefit your small hospital is an inquiry many hospitals are making today with your hospital becoming busier and your staff continuing to grow. Keeping everyone at the hospital up-to-date with the latest policies, procedures, intake forms and hospital news is a juggling act that Hospital Administrators and IT Staff try to manage without letting one ball drop. Communicating through staff wide emails no longer seems to be effective. You need communication and collaboration tools that can be accessed on-the-go and are more interactive to keep your hospital staff engaged. A Hospital Intranet
Intranet Connections' Corporate Intranet is jam-packed with over 100 features designed to help your organization better connect, collaborate and create. With so many different features, you may not be aware of all the functionality Intranet Connections has to offer. Luckily, our brand new, revamped Corporate Intranet Whitepaper is to unveil all you have been missing! From communication and collaboration tools to information sharing and onboarding tools, Intranet Connections' Corporate Intranet has you covered. This comprehensive platforms goes beyond just assisting with day-to-day work related tasks. For many of our clients, it has become the go-to resource. Love What You've Read?