Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

How to Design Your New Intranet Home Page

Summary: Discover 5 tips to help you design an effective intranet home page with real customer’s intranet home page examples to draw inspiration from.
Whether you are implementing a new intranet, or redesigning an old one, there are some standard best practices to take into account when designing your new intranet home page. Many of our customers have embraced these concepts and created home pages that engage and excite their employees, enhancing their use of the intranet and ensuring they keep coming back for more.

Who Should Own Your Intranet?

Summary: How to delegate intranet ownership and tips to get started, including; understanding intranet basics, onboarding new users, setting permissions and effective menu navigation.
When establishing who should take ownership of your intranet the age old adage ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ rings true. Your company is a culmination of many departments who all have different goals. To think that one person can determine the needs of an entire organization would be overreaching. With that in mind, it’s important that more than one person holds the key to your intranet!

New Year, New Intranet? 4 Signs You Need a New Intranet Solution

Summary: 4 common pain points you may experience with your old intranet solution, and when it’s time to consider purchasing a new one.
A new year often means a fresh start. For many, it’s the time of year for people to reflect on the past year. For others, it’s a time to set goals for the year ahead. But don’t worry, this blog won’t guilt you into dusting off your old set of dumbbells taking up a corner of your basement. Instead, I’ll outline if the new year means it’s time to consider purchasing a new intranet solution. If you and your organization are experiencing the below 4 pain points, it’s time for a fresh start with a new intranet solution.

By |January 4, 2016|Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

4 Pitfalls of a Homegrown Intranet Solution

Summary: Key considerations for building an intranet in-house such as, content not being published quickly enough, loss of knowledge when intranet admins leave the company and more.
So your company has decided it needs an intranet, and to cut costs management has assigned you the task of developing an intranet site for your organization. Given that you possess the necessary skills to build out a basic intranet site to meet the company’s current needs, this seems like an obvious choice.  However, there are many things to consider prior to jumping down the “built in-house intranet” rabbit hole.

By |December 14, 2015|Corporate Intranet, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

3 Ways To Promote An Internal Job Posting

Summary: What is an internal job posting and how does it benefit your organization? We cover the top 3 ways to promote an internal job posting on your intranet which include: Job Opening Application, Home Page feed and Company Announcements.

What is an internal job posting?
Promoting a job opening from within a company helps retain top talent and grow your organization. One way to ensure job openings acquire knowledgeable and qualified candidates is by opening them up to pre-existing employees. An internal job posting on your intranet allows ambitious employees to grow by stepping-up instead of stepping-out of your company.

4 Ways a Healthcare Intranet Can Benefit Your Healthcare Organization

Summary: A Healthcare Intranet can benefit your organization in many ways, from improving patient care to centralizing resources. Discover our top 4 ways you can benefit from a Healthcare Intranet.
Hospitals, Clinics, end-of-life care facilities and other companies within the healthcare industry can benefit greatly by implementing an intranet within their organization. A well-designed Healthcare Intranet can provide employees with access to the tools they need to immediately improve communication, enhance staff education and training and most importantly, improve patient care.

By |December 3, 2015|Best Practices, Healthcare Intranet|0 Comments

Introducing VERN – The Ultimate Intranet Persona

Summary: Meet VERN, Veridian Credit Union’s intranet persona. Learn how they came up with the name, as well as best practices for creating your own.
We often suggest that our customers give their intranet a name and persona to improve employee engagement and user adoption. Choosing a name that resonates with employees and lets them know what type of resources they can find on the intranet is the most effective way to improve overall adoption. That’s why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to our customer, Veridian Credit Union, about their intranet persona, VERN.

By |November 19, 2015|Collaboration, Customer Stories, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Positive First Impressions – Use Your Intranet to Help with Employee Onboarding

Summary:  How to improve the employee onboarding process with your intranet. Tips for the first day, the first few weeks and the first quarter.
If you’ve taken part in hiring for your organization, you know your company invests an incredible amount of time and resources creating talent networks, marketing job opportunities, building its’ brand and selling itself, ultimately guiding candidates through the hiring process. This can span multiple touch points, interviews and weeks, or even longer in time.  You know how important it is to invest this time to find the right match for your organization, and for the candidate.

By |November 16, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

How to Use Online Forms to Improve Your Intranet, Website & Beyond

Summary: What are online forms and what are the benefits from a Feature Request form? Key fields to includes in your Feature Request Form include; category, submitters, reasons for request and more.
The secret is out – we’ve found a creative way to utilize an Online Form that improves productivity and user-experience for both employees and clients. Our Online Forms can already transform into a variety of useful tools such as Policy Review to Job Openings, but how can you use Online Forms to improve the way in which you do business on your intranet, your website and beyond? Creating a Feature Requests Form. Below are 3 different ways to utilize a Feature Request form.

Reap Significant Time-Cost Savings with Intranet Software

Summary: Three examples of how our customers have saved time and money with Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software, including InTouch Credit Union, Rio Rancho Public Schools and Diversified Search.
When our customers first come to us looking for an intranet solution, they usually have a list of items they want their intranet software to accomplish. They want to replace archaic business processes, improve communication, increase efficiency and, of course, save time and money. At the risk of sounding like a cliche, time is money. That is why its so important that your intranet software be able to save you and your employees time.