Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

5 Creative Tips for your Intranet Rollout

You’ve gone through the entire intranet evaluation process, selected the best intranet solution to meet your company needs, learned how to use the software and uploaded all your intranet content.  You’ve spent all this time working away at a solution to help your employees Connect, Collaborate and Create and you are extremely excited for your intranet rollout.

The only problem?  That one, underlying fear that every intranet manager faces….”Will employees use it?”

When

The DOs & DON’Ts of Intranet Design

I hate to say it but there are a lot of ugly intranets out there. Believe me. I have seen them and have been called upon to do something about them on occasion. An ugly intranet is often an outdated intranet, an out-of-touch intranet or an unloved intranet. People do not want to look at an ugly intranet design any more than they want to look at my kids rotting pumpkin

By |November 10, 2014|Best Practices, Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

How HR Can Make The Intranet Better For Employees

A few years ago I wrote about the HR Intranet. When you look at departments within an organization and how they relate to content on the intranet, HR and IT are two dominant teams that should have a strong presence. HR on the intranet is typically a heavily content-based and functional site, a place to view policies, handbooks, guidelines, benefits and payroll information. It is the go-to point for people-related

By |November 3, 2014|Intranet Applications, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Intranet Tricks to Treat This Halloween

As Halloween is quickly approaching, I wanted to share some fun Halloween-themed intranet tricks you can implement to increase employee engagement. Not only that, but these tricks can be used over and over again, slightly modified for any holiday or company event you want to promote.
Spooky Design Themes
Perhaps one of the simplest ways you can gear your intranet up for Halloween is a quick theme change. Changing the theme from time

By |October 27, 2014|Best Practices, Intranet Applications|1 Comment

Why Document Management is Necessary for your Organization

You’re sitting at your desk when suddenly an e-mail from your boss requesting the latest version of a critical policy document she urgently needs for a meeting arrives. No sweat, you will easily find it on your company’s document share drive. You begin by looking in the likely places starting with your department folder you think it should be in – no luck. No problem, you will just use the

Intranet Personalization to Drive Adoption

Your intranet is a central hub of information which allows your employees to find information faster and get their work done more quickly. A central Document Repository, Interactive Online Forms with Automated Workflow, Company Events with Outlook Synchronization, are just a few ways that the intranet can help streamline your business processes.

An intranet is a great place for employees to go to for information and resources.  However, the intranet houses

3 Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement in Healthcare

What exactly is employee engagement? Engaged employees are happy with their work, committed to the organization and they’re willing to go the extra mile to achieve the organization’s goals.

Why does employee engagement matter? In a recent study published by the Gallup Business Journal, that evaluated more than 1.4 million employees, there was a direct connection confirmed between strong employee engagement and lower employee turnover rates as well as a reduced

Intranet Search Designed for Maximum Productivity

Intranet Connections is happy to announce our upcoming release, Super Search (Version 13.0)! As the Product Manager, I wanted to focus this week’s blog on the reasoning behind reinventing the intranet search experience and the lessons learned. As we defined what Super Search would entail the questions below popped up that I felt were good insights into how/why we focused on on improving Enterprise Search:
“Why focus this release on intranet

Is Your Workflow Management Working For You?

If your company is similar to the many of the small businesses that I speak to, you likely still have workflow systems that were implemented based on the size of the company back when you were just starting up. The most common methods of communication that I’ve run into include sending internal emails and filling out paper forms.

These manual workflow methods are efficient and cost effective methods of running your business when your

By |June 25, 2014|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|1 Comment

Harnessing the Benefits of Intranet Media

Greetings Intranet Followers and welcome Blogosphere Readers to another edition of the Intranet Connections Blog. Using Intranet Connections, employees are able to embed intranet media such as images and videos on their intranet site. Media can be embedded right on the homepage, or added through a video or picture library. This week, we’re going to touch on the benefits of including intranet media (e.g. photos, intranet videos, podcasts) on your

By |April 23, 2014|Best Practices, Intranet Applications|0 Comments