Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

The 5 Challenges of Creating a Strategic Planning Process

Summary: Before starting your strategic planning process, review the following 5 challenges and accompanying solutions so you can ensure your planning goes as smoothly as possible!
Employees are often head-down in the day-to-day operations of the company. It can be easy for them to forget what their hard work is contributing towards; the big picture. This is why many companies are interested in implementing a strategic planning process. Strategic planning processes can be broken down monthly, quarterly and yearly, and they focus on individual, departmental and corporate goals.

How to use Your Intranet for Successful Employee Onboarding

Summary: 4 ways your intranet can help with the employee onboarding process.
Starting a new job can be stressful, whether it be new graduates just starting out, or experienced individuals starting a different job. You don’t know anybody, you don’t know where the lunch room is, where the water cooler is, or even where the bathroom is. It can be overwhelming for the employee, but impact the company as it takes time before they become productive and contributing members of the organization. But there are things you can do to help the employee adjust and bring them up to speed using your intranet. Here are 4 tips for successful employee onboarding.

By |September 6, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

3 Steps to Designing an Effective Intranet Theme

Summary: 3 tips for designing an effective intranet theme that boosts engagement and intranet adoption.
Is your company’s intranet usage at an all-time low? Are you tired of looking at the same old, outdated intranet theme? Then it’s probably time to redesign your intranet theme!

By |August 22, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Reducing Email Volume within Your Organization

Summary: 4 tips for reducing  email volume and relying more on your intranet for communication.
Whenever I tell organizations that we’ve removed “all staff” emails entirely within our company, it is inevitably followed by gasps. Countless organizations rely on email for internal communication, so the concept of removing all staff emails seems inconceivable.  “How else do you communicate?” they often ask, and I reply with, “through our company intranet, of course!”

By |August 2, 2016|Collaboration, Intranet Software|0 Comments

The Best SharePoint Alternative

Summary: Discover why many of our customers have switched from SharePoint to a robust SharePoint Alternative like Intranet Connections.
To SharePoint or not to SharePoint, that is the question. At least, that is the question that many of our customers have once asked themselves. Several of our customers were previously using SharePoint before switching to Intranet Connections. They required a simple-to-use, full-functionality solution for a fraction of the cost, leading them to make the switch. So we decided to put together this quick comparison list to ensure you don’t make the same mistake, and instead go with this robust SharePoint Alternative.

Popular Content Feeds Your Company Intranet Needs

Summary:  Popular content feeds for your company intranet with different use cases, such as sharing news content, social content and fun content.
Employee engagement and information sharing are two of the primary functions of a company intranet. One of the best ways to promote engagement and keep employees informed is to organize your intranet home page with relevant content feeds via intranet widgets. At Intranet Connections we strike a balance with our content feeds by having a mix of notable and news items, as well as fun and social content feeds.

By |April 4, 2016|Corporate Intranet|0 Comments

Engage Employees by Celebrating Personal Milestones

Summary: Engage employees on your intranet by adding 3 easy-to-implement personal milestone tools which include; anniversaries, birthdays and employee recognition.
Your intranet is a crucial connection between resources and employees. That being said, once you’ve driven employees to the intranet to retrieve a document or complete an Online Form, there are a variety of ways to engage employees and open up lines of communication regardless of department or location.

10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal (Part 1)

Summary: We address 5 common intranet complaints with ways in which you can solve them.
Your intranet portal is a valuable tool which helps to connect your employees, collaborate on documents/projects and create content to improve overall business efficiency.  However, if you aren’t getting the engagement you are looking for from your users, you may not be harnessing all the advantages your intranet has to offer.

By |March 10, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|4 Comments

Intranet Management Needs a CEO

Summary: How to manage an intranet including tips on assigning an intranet management CEO and leadership team.
There is a famous saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a community of people who coach, teach, mentor and care to create a successful company. This is very much the same in regards to the success of your intranet. It takes strategic intranet management and visionary direction for

By |February 29, 2016|Best Practices|0 Comments

How To Create and Report KPIs For Your Organization

Summary: Best practices to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your organization, plus 3 steps on getting started including; assigning responsibility, measuring success and promoting results.
The definition of success differs from person to person. To define success for your company in a way that everyone understands, it’s best to quantify. Use numbers, also known as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to evaluate your success at reaching targets or accomplishing goals. Employees can compare and contrast their KPIs to the overarching corporate goal, work together to achieve departmental KPIs and match personal goals with company expectations.