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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

Employee Profile: Karleen Murphy – Meet The Team

Summary: We talk a big game when it comes to our software - and for good reason. But it really comes down to the staff who run the show. So today we'd like to inaugurate the employee profile section with Karleen Murphy, our Customer Service Representative. If any of you have had a demo with Intranet Connections, you'll likely have had the pleasure of 'e-meeting' Karleen. A powerhouse of knowledge, she's driven, passionate, and one of the most positive people in the office. We sat down with her today to see what drives her, learn a bit of her background on her,

4 Intranet Tips to Simplify Your Intranet and Improve Engagement

Summary: Follow these 4 key intranet tips to simplify your intranet so that it’s easier for your admins to maintain, and your employees to navigate and locate content. Simplicity is something many of us are seeking as we declutter or downsize. At Intranet Connections, simplicity is one of our core values as a provider of out-of-the-box software. And for intranets, simplicity can be the difference between a highly functional intranet and a site that frustrates employees. Below are 4 intranet tips to help simplify your intranet to improve employee engagement and generate workplace productivity. Intranet Tip #1: Make Items Easy

Measuring Employee Engagement With Intranet Insights – Stats at Every Level

Summary: To design Intranet Insights, we had many conversations with customers to determine what they really needed out of intranet statistics in addition to measuring employee engagement. Customers let us know they needed to view data at every level. High-Level Metrics they can present to management. Mid-Level Statistics for sites and applications, and then filtered by department and location. Low-Level Data exported to Excel to calculate their own metrics or to troubleshoot specific problems. This blog post demonstrates how we met these challenges using Intranet Insights. High-Level Metrics Insight’s Main Dashboard gives you at a glance information which shows you intranet adoption

Amica Mature LifeStyle Inc. Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

Summary: In this case study, we discuss healthcare mergers and acquisitions, content management systems, and how Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. applied their intranet during a nationwide company expansion. When Sarah Santaluce was referred to Intranet Connections in 2015, she compared our product against a few competitors, but ultimately decided our healthcare intranet was the best option. Not only did Intranet Connection provide a central content management system for their multiple locations to collaborate, it promoted organizational acceptance and internal communication. 6 months later, Sarah’s company acquired Amica Mature Lifestyle Inc.  Amica had a much larger group of communities and more

Generating Employee Engagement with Millennials

Summary: 3 simple steps to generate employee engagement within the millennial workforce. There are mountains of information and opinions on how to work with millennials.  We’ve mined through the proverbial trenches to present you with these gems: 1. Stimulate Employee Engagement with Employee Recognition First and foremost, this generation craves recognition.  It’s motivating to be acknowledged for the time, effort and devotion to the task.  Be careful, praise that is not genuine or doled out like ‘participation awards’ is quickly identified as disingenuous and will leave a negative impression. One great way to do this is to extend feedback with

Credit Union Mergers and Acquisitions: Insights and Solutions

Summary: Over the last few years, Credit Unions have been steadily growing with regards to employees, clients, and revenue, as well as a series of credit union mergers and acquisitions. We provide insight to some challenges faced during acquisitions, and 5 solutions to ease the aches of growing pains. Mergers and acquisitions are incredibly beneficial with regards to market penetration, diversification of skills and growing their economies of scale. That being said, there are a number of challenges as well. Complications such as organization acceptance, technology, and remote management are high-risk factors that can be deterred with the proper integration

Migrating Your Intranet Content to a SharePoint Alternative

Summary: When presented with an out-of-the-box intranet which rivals SharePoint functionality for a one-time license fee – many organizations are eager to make the switch to a SharePoint Alternative. We've provided 7 tips on how to successfully migrate from SharePoint to your new Intranet. Hundreds of organizations each year look to make the switch to a SharePoint alternative. The most common reasons I hear for choosing a SharePoint alternative include: “Employees can’t find anything, it’s outdated, unengaging and no one uses it” “It’s too expensive” “It’s too hard to update and manage, and the IT team doesn’t have time to devote