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Your Intranet as a Project Collaboration Tool

Summary:  Leverage your intranet as a collaboration tool to help employees connect and share on projects sites. An intranet is an invaluable collaboration tool for multi-departmental projects.  Many people believe that an intranet as something that only lives and breathes in the mysterious realm of the IT team.  With an Intranet from Intranet Connections, you have many tools built-in that will help you collaborate on any project; no 20-sided dice rolling or magic hat required.  Here’s how you can make the most of them. Collaboration Tools Communication Internal communication tools help employees connect and share; the first step to effective

Have You Ever Thought: ‘Why Have An Intranet?’ Talk To Rory!

Summary:  This week on Meet the Team we're introducing Rory Broderick, the Business Development Rep here at Intranet Connections. If you've been seeking out an on premise intranet solution with us in the last few months, you've most likely been contacted by Rory to help answer any questions you may have, including 'why have an intranet?' Rory joined the team shortly after arriving in Canada, all the way from Ireland. With a roaring laugh and upbeat personality, he's been a fantastic addition! He's got an in-depth knowledge of our software, which he loves to discuss with any prospects who

Intranet Engagement Ideas – Celebrate #GivingTuesday

Summary:  If you're looking to get more intranet engagement ideas, get your employees involved in #GivingTuesday! Join the global giving movement that's quickly growing a new tradition in America. After enjoying a weekend of hugely discounted shopping and indulging, it's time to do something good and give back to the community. In the spirit of giving thanks, get your organization to help the less fortunate through initiatives that share the joy to those less fortunate. Here’s how you can leverage your intranet to make a real difference this season. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on

Homewood Health’s Success Story With Custom Intranet Software

Summary:  Homewood Health has been a leader in mental health and addiction care for over 130 years. With 4,500 employees and clinical experts in a highly regulated industry, and a large inventory of forms to keep organized, they needed a custom intranet software that was on budget, sustainable, and didn't require a designated IT department to run. Don't Settle for a Problematic Intranet Your healthcare team works hard every day to improve the lives of its patients. The last thing any of the staff needs is to endure any additional complications. Before Homewood Health switched to Intranet Connections, their intranet was

In Pursuit Of The Best Intranet Software: The Hero’s Journey

Summary:  The Buyers Journey to the best intranet software can be a bumpy ride. It diverges from the typical purchasing roadway, due to varying levels budget, security needs, and ease of use - not to mention the colossal impact that the right or the wrong decision will have on your day to day life. But fear not, great hero! We are here to assist you on your journey! Sitting at my desk, I listen to one of our Customer Success Reps help to onboard a new customer on a web call. She’s explaining how to organize content within the architecture

Get The Best Employees Using Your HR Intranet Page

Summary:  Our company is in the process of an expansion – in terms of hiring new employees as well as a complete office renovation to accommodate all the new team members. So as the Office & Human Resources Coordinator, saying I’m busy is a bit of an understatement. To keep organized, there are a few applications I keep on my HR Intranet page that are been crucial to my success through these series of transitions. Employee Onboarding & Training In 2017, we’ve had an abundance of phone and in-person interviews hired and onboarded seven employees in 2017. Previously, I

Does Your Bank Need An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet?

Summary: When looking for a new intranet, most bank customers I speak with are looking for the same thing: An internal communication software which is easy to manage and update, that IT can delegate out to other departments to add content to easily. Ease of use is extremely important, and something baked into the foundation of our software. However, the real magic happens when I start to inquire about other areas that they feel efficiency could be improved. From this I often hear that the biggest challenges are: HR time spent on managing internal policies and tracking read confirmation

Use Your Digital Workplace To Identify Leadership Qualities

Summary: Use your digital workplace to identify and groom leaders within your organization with these 5 behavioral focus areas. Use the Leadership Checklist provided below to identify the soft skills you need to work on to become the best leader you can be. Traditionally, the workplace has valued tenure and technical skill when it comes to promoting individuals to leadership roles. Although employee loyalty and technical skill are crucial to a successful company, they are not necessarily indicative of leadership qualities. Leaders must be highly trained and experienced. However, in addition to industry experience and resume qualifications, great leaders

How DivSearch Saved 500 Hours With A Simple Intranet Software

Summary: Hemorrhaging funds, strained resources, incorrect versions, lengthy processes – sound familiar? Millie Francis at Diversified Search was fed up with Microsoft when they searched for a SharePoint alternative. They found a simple intranet software: Intranet Connections. Storing documents and policies in a central, secure location should be as easily said as done. That's why we've developed an intranet for individuals who actually use it - it's not coders building software for IT teams to manage like SharePoint or Microsoft Expressions. Simplicity is one of our five core values here and we pride ourselves on providing simple intranet software

Why Would A Company Use An Intranet?

Summary: Why would a company use an intranet? The way we do business has changed drastically in the last few years. Organizations are operating in multiple locations across the country, collaborating on larger projects with larger groups, abiding by strict compliance and regulations laws, and are constantly inundated with information. An intranet provides the tools that set up your company for success. Our customers come from three different backgrounds: switching from an in-house solution, a SharePoint alternative, or had no previous intranet. We've compiled intranet examples from companies with no previous intranet to answer why would a company use an