Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

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.

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 Reduce Staff Turnover Among Millennials

Summary: Organizations experience difficulty with staff turnover among the millennial generation. What causes this, and how can you avoid it in your organization?
As the Product Manager at Intranet Connections, I frequently have conversations with our customers about how to apply the tools we provide to help them solve their internal communications issues. The same topics usually come up: internal communication of company news, centralized policies and procedures, or process automation with forms and workflows. But recently a new problem has come up with no easy answer: how to reduce staff turnover with the millennial generation.

By |February 9, 2016|Collaboration, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Trade In Short-Term Resolutions For Long-Term Company Goals

Summary: Trade in short-term resolutions for long-term company goals. CEO, Rob Nikkel, discusses 8 company goals Intranet Connections has set for 2016. Get inspired to create your own company goals this year.
January has now passed and if we are to believe the statistics, that means more than 90% of us have already broken our resolutions. It seems that at the beginning of the year, after spending quality time with friends and family away from the office, we are re-energized and enthusiastic to do great things, be better humans, and predict a better future. It’s good to be aspirational and set ambitious goals that stretch us. It’s time, however, to trade short-lived resolutions in for long-term goals, which is what you’ll see from Intranet Connections.

Top 3 Ways To Boost Employee Morale

Summary: How employee morale affects your business and what you can do to improve it. Top 3 tips to boost employee morale include; providing recognition, ensuring employees are satisfied and employee retention.
There are a variety of things that can lower employee morale in a business; from a change over in management to the merging of two cultures. With this is mind, there there are some business tools that can assist in ensuring your employee morale is at an all time high, one of which is an intranet. An intranet can connect new team members, provide a consistent brand identity, keep employees updated on company news and make them feel apart of their companies success.

Top 10 Intranet Software Blog Posts in 2015

Summary: What are the top Intranet Software blog posts of 2015? From intranet design to intranet names, we highlighted the ‘need-to-know’ intranet software tips based on popularity! [TOP 10]
In the whirlwind that has passed, also known as 2015, Intranet Connections took on the task of becoming the ‘go-to’ resource for Intranet tips, examples, and ideas! To wrap up 2015, we’ve highlighted the blog posts you found most useful throughout the year. Starting with our 10th most popular and concluding with our Number 1, Numero Uno, Top Dog, blog post of the year! See if your favorite Intranet Connections blog post made the cut, if not, add it in the comment section below!

Get To Know Co-workers With Intranet Team Builders

Summary: What are Team Builders and how can they benefit your company? We cover 3 key ways your intranet can assist with Team Builders including; event promotion, reinforcement of knowledge and sharing the experience!
Companies are modernizing the way they conduct business, including how co-workers engage with one another. In the past, you were unlikely to meet employees from other departments until major events, such as the annual Holiday Party. We posed the question; why wait?

Give Thanks With These Top 3 Employee Appreciation Ideas

Summary: As the holiday season approaches, so does the desire to express employee appreciation. We have 3 intranet tools that achieve this, including; sharing a company announcement, creating a concise blog post and recognizing an employee’s achievements.
‘Tis the season to express thanks and gratitude to the friends and family in your life. It’s also a time to be thankful for the hard work and accomplishments your employees have done throughout the year! Finding time during the busy holiday season to thank each employee individually can be difficult, especially if it doesn’t fall within the review period, but your intranet can assist in showing employee appreciation with the following 3 tools, ranging from broad company announcements to specific individuals:

Apply The 10 C’s Of Employee Engagement To Your Intranet

Summary: How to improve employee engagement with your intranet. Apply the 10 C’s of employee engagement via Ivey Business Journal; connect, career, clarity, convey, congratulate, contribute, control, collaborate, credibility and confidence.
Employee engagement is key for any organization to strive! In a recent article by Ivey Business Journal, they identified some issues surrounding engagement levels in the workplace. Since your intranet is the number one tool employee’s work with on a daily basis, we distilled information from their article to make it easier for you to improve employee engagement.

Team/Department Sites vs. Task-Based Sites

Summary: What are Team/Department Sites and how do they differ from Task-Based Sites? Elements to include in your intranet sites are; Online Forms, Event Calendar, Document Management and Blogging.
The World Wide Web is so entrenched in our everyday lives, it seems odd that only a couple of decades ago, many of the terms and concepts we take for granted were either non-existent, or only in their infancy. One term, Information Architecture (IA), which was originally conceived by Richard Wurman in 1975, finally came into vogue in 1998 with the publication of “Information Architecture for the World Wide Wide”, by Rosenfeld and Morville.