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5 Intranet Design Tips to turn Your Intranet into a Winter Wonderland

Summary: Turn your intranet into a winter wonderland for the holidays with these 5 intranet design tips. Let’s face it, the holiday season isn’t the most productive time for employees (except for Intranet Connections, of course). There are so many things that preoccupy us at this time of year, whether it be finding that last minute gift or figuring how to get to work during snowmageddon. If employees aren’t on holidays yet, they’re counting their last days in the office, and your intranet engagement is most likely suffering. This means it’s the perfect time to give your engagement a boost

Foster Relationships & Boost Employee Morale with Technology

Summary: Key takeaways from the AceTech Conference, such as how to boost employee morale with the use of technology. Today as I was driving up to Whistler, BC, to take in the annual AceTech Conference, I heard some dialogue on the radio talking about forces of happiness: Relationships Good diet/sleep Exercise Physical connections These things seem to just make sense.  However, it can feel like a constant battle to balance these out in the rapidly moving world we live in.

Bolster Engagement with an Intranet Scavenger Hunt

Summary: Why an intranet scavenger hunt can boost employee engagement. What some suggested tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt are. How to design your own scavenger hunt. The importance of high employee engagement in the workplace is undeniable. Engaged employees are more motivated to reach their full potential, inclined to contribute to positive company culture and committed to shared values and goals.

4 Unique Ways to Utilize an Event Calendar

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:

Take the Worldwide Intranet Benchmarking Survey

Every year, the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC) conducts an intranet benchmarking survey. The online survey allows participants to anonymously benchmark their intranet. The best part is...it's FREE! Register for the WIC Intranet Benchmarking Survey Now! Founder of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge, Andrew Wright, created the WIC survey to give participants the opportunity to quickly and easily obtain and benchmark feedback about their intranets from end users. Each year, more than 200 organizations participate in the WIC survey. Some notable organizations that have participated are Deloitte, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Swisscom and Nestle, which have all benefited from the WIC survey. To see a complete list

The 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards

Great news, Step Two Designs is hosting their annual Intranet Innovation Awards and are now accepting submissions for the 2015 awards! The Intranet Innovation Awards are global awards that recognize and celebrate intranet innovation and enhancements. The coveted award will go to the intranet with the most highly innovative individual improvements.

Credit Union Intranets that Inspire

The idea of co-operatives and credit unions originated in Rochdale, England in 1844.  From Rochdale, the co-operative idea spread throughout Europe and the first credit society was established in 1852 in Flammersfeld, Germany. Since the 1850s the credit union model has wildly spread, including to North America in 1900. The credit union model of a co-op and members owning the organization is unique.  In the same vein, credit unions need and utilize intranet software in unique and often different ways than other financial organizations. This blog will discuss the primary ways credit unions connect, collaborate and create on their

How to Launch a Successful Portal Naming Contest

Launching a new intranet can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Especially when you've put a lot of time and effort into the intranet and don't receive the user adoption rates you anticipated. A great way to engage users and promote intranet adoption is by including employees in the intranet portal naming process. Many of our customers do this by hosting an Portal Naming Contest on their intranet, which not only gets users excited about the new intranet, but also gets them on the intranet to participate. Why You Need a Portal Name Having an intranet

2014 Intranet Innovation Awards Nominations

The 2014 Intranet Innovation Awards are now accepting intranet submissions, facilitated by the wonderful individuals at Step Two Designs .  These global awards are bestowed upon intranets that are able to display the most highly innovative individual intranet improvements created through specific ideas or projects within their organization. Intranet Award Categories This Intranet Innovation Awards are awarded to intranets globally focused on innovation within the following five categories: Core Intranet Functionality - changes to the staff directory, search, or content targeting Social, Collaboration & Communication - changes made to inform staff or help them collaborate Business & Frontline - changes that enhance

Hospital Intranet Success @ PatientXForum

Attending the Patient Experience West National Forum (@PatientXForum) this week was an absolute pleasure for the Intranet Connections Team. We were blown away by the caliber of speakers, panelist and discussions at the conference. Carolyn Douglas Presents Gold Coast Hospital Intranet at Patient Experience West National Forum We were fortunate enough to have our own talent join the ranks of the presenters this year, our Founder, Carolyn Douglas (@CarolynDouglas). A Hospital Intranet Success Story During Carolyn's spotlight presentation, she shared the innovative approach Gold Coast Hospital, one of our favorite Intranet Connections' clients, took to streamline training and