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10 Essential Intranet Features That Enhance Productivity In The Workplace

Summary: Whether your organization is looking for an intranet for the first time, using an in-house intranet, SharePoint or a SharePoint Alternative, we’ve compiled 10 essential features that every intranet should provide to enhance productivity in the workplace. Download our e-book to read about the features you should look for when selecting a company intranet and take advantage of these features improves productivity in the workplace by: Maximizing Efficiency Identify, reduce or eliminate manual tasks. Every company has some areas or processes that can use a bit of tightening up. Whether it's waiting on approval processes, filling out forms, or training,

The Mondays, The Epidemic Affecting Productivity In The Workplace

Summary: Monday, 99% of the business world's least favorite day, has been dangerously affecting productivity in the workplace for decades. Here at Intranet Connections, we've been vigorously searching for a cure since 1999. We believe to have found a cocktail mix of 3 intranet features when used correctly, can not only prevent and treat the Mondays, but cure them as well. To the 1% ‘refreshed’ Monday people who’ve had a full breakfast, dropped the kids off at school, been to the gym, showered, done your hair and showed up 15 minutes early to the office … you can stop reading here –

Improve Communication In The Workplace With The Right Tools

Summary: Effective communication in the workplace is key for any successful business. But - without the proper tools, it can sometimes be a challenge to ensure open and clear lines of communication. That’s where your intranet software comes in! Whether you want your employees informed about company news, policy updates, blog posts, company events or employee recognition, an intranet will give you the means to make sure your company is informed and engaged. Company News Getting your employees engaged with company news can often be a hurdle, especially when your main form of communication is email. With an intranet, you give

5 Crucial Communication Tools In The Digital Workplace

Summary: Companies are quickly adopting social technologies in their digital workplace as a means of improving productivity, collaboration, and communication within their organization. When communication switched from phone calls to emails in the 90s, it was revolutionary. Now the speed of adopting technologies has taken off to rocket speed. Emails and phone calls are now seemingly archaic means of communication when it comes to getting information quickly. We've compiled a list of 5 advanced communication tools that are vital for thriving in this fast-paced digital world we live in. The History of Social Technologies in the Digital Workplace According to a research study conducted

Intranet Insights – Take A Look At What’s Under the Hood

Summary: While some sports cars draw attention based solely on their sleek exterior design, high-performance sports car are as much about what’s under the hood as how they look. When we planned the release of Intranet Insights, we considered how it would look and perform on the front-end and how it would operate behind the scenes.  To achieve the best result, we decoupled the new front end from the Intranet and built APIs for both applications to communicate. To facilitate communication, we created a Data Bridge between the two applications which has the responsibility of requesting data from the Intranet and

Work Smarter & Save Time With CMS Software

Summary: Here we answer 'what is CMS software'? And discuss which features help your organization save time, money, and headaches. At Intranet Connections, our motto is ‘work smarter, not harder’. That’s the kind of work environment we cultivate in our office and for our clients too. We know it’s imperative to have the proper tools to get you there, so here’s an important application in our out-of-the-box software that helps get you from A to B without having to worry about D, C, E & F. So, What Is CMS Software? CMS stands for Content Management System, which we like

Get Noticed With Employee Profile Tips and Tricks

Summary: We highlight the importance of having an engaging Employee Profile and how to make yours stand out with hidden tips and tricks. We recently started sharing a series of blog posts highlighting the profiles of our very own employees at Intranet Connections, including Monica Zlotnik (HR) and Karleen Murphy (Client Services). Engagement comes when people see the ‘human-side’ of organizations, so there’s no better way to increase engagement in your company than by having Employee Profiles that shine! We’ve covered some unique ways to build an employee profile, but below takes you through the step-by-step instructions to achieve your all-star

Employee Profile: Monica Zlotnik – Meet The Team

Summary: Our robust, intuitive and easy-to-use intranet software is in high demand, but it's our staff who run the show! Introducing Monica Zlotnik, our Human Resources Manager, on this edition of Meet The Team - Employee Profile. If you check out our team page full of smiling and laughing people, or our about page with unique employee incentives, you've met 'in spirit', Monica Zlotnik. From her incredible listening skills to her passionate celebratory events, Monica represents all of our core values, namely positivity, and empathy. I sat down with Monica to learn more about her background, how she started her HR

Get The Look; The 3 Best Intranet Designs

Summary: When it comes to your intranet, the look and feel speak volumes to your employees! Get inspired with 3 of the best intranet designs and how to achieve them. The design of your intranet is the first thing employees notice, so it's a good idea to put some thought into it before diving in. The best intranet designs based their concept off of their company brand and style guidelines such as their online website. That way there is instant familiarity with the company brand, which helps to excel intranet adoption. But intranets aren't websites, therefore knowing where, and how,

Growing Businesses: Simplify The Employee Onboarding Process

Summary: As a new addition to the Intranet Connections team, I found our intranet to be an invaluable tool for the employee onboarding process. Below are the top 3 features that eased the transition. I'd like to e-introduce myself! I'm Rory, the new Business Development Representative at Intranet Connections! Have started a mere few weeks ago, I'm already up to speed on all the internal processes, I'm able to search the knowledgebase for information, and I've been able to learn a little bit about everyone simply from reviewing the employee profiles! Overall, I'd say the intranet became an integral part