Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Why Every Intranet Needs Creative Intranet Pages

Summary: What is an intranet page? Benefits of creative intranet pages include brand building, employee engagement, effectively managing intranet changes and improving company culture.
Soar above a basic intranet by adding creative touches! Your intranet connects your employees to valuable company resources so it’s important to engage your employees with creative intranet pages. From your intranet’s Home Page to Team Sites, if you give some creative freedom to your intranet admins or department heads, you will see wonderful things happen, such as; brand building, employee engagement, effectively managing changes and encouraging a corporate culture.

5 Ways To Improve Your Profile In Employee Searches

Summary: How can your Employee Profile stand out during employee searches? Update contact information, add a photo, provide a status and attach relevant tags. Bonus, provide easy navigation to your Employee Directory.
Having a complete list of employees is a great asset for every company and 100% of our intranet clients use the Employee Directory feature. That being said, not all employee profiles are created equal and after the Design Annual Report1 unearthed design trends that included up-to-date employee profile information, we’re sharing the best practices to make your profile shine bright during employee searches.

Formulate Intranet Success with Intranet Training

Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training?
You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch.

By |September 17, 2015|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Top 4 Intranet Content Management Mistakes

Managing content on your intranet is challenging. Especially for mature intranets that have built up a lot of content over time. Improperly managing content on your intranet can result in your intranet becoming one big content dumping ground, and employees will eventually get frustrated and abandon your intranet.

By |September 10, 2015|Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Creative Intranet Ideas You Can Use To Boost Engagement

The Support Team at Intranet Connections get to see a lot of unique intranet ideas from our clients who achieve fun and exciting intranet features by customizing the many tools available on our intranet platform.  While we are an out-of-the-box solution, which requires no back-end customization, that doesn’t mean all of our clients intranets are the same. Intranet features can be creatively adjusted for optimal results. We spoke to Leo Marnero’s from Gold Coast Hospital and Joe Culbertson from Rockdale Medical Center to see what they’ve done to customize their intranet in creative ways. 

5 Ways to Relaunch a Stale Intranet Site

Have you ever bought a new gadget that you couldn’t wait to try out? You’re so excited about it that you use it continuously and can’t believe how great it is. Then slowly after time, you start to use it less and less. The excitement isn’t there anymore, and perhaps the novelty has worn off.

There are a number of reasons why this scenario could happen to your intranet.

By |August 17, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

How Bank Intranets can Improve Employee Experiences

In the last five years we have witnessed one of the most turbulent periods for our bank customers and their intranets. We’ve seen a lot of intranet redesigns take place, as mergers and acquisitions have driven change management. We’ve seen structural re-orgs geared toward defining new strategic direction, while leaning on the intranet to maintain employee communication and engagement.

By |August 13, 2015|Finance Intranet, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

4 Ways To Engage Using the Buy and Sell Exchange

The Buy and Sell Exchange, also referred to as the ‘intranet classifieds’, is a great feature to introduce when you first launch your intranet, or to boost engagement on your pre-existing intranet. It is an interactive feature that allows employees to post items they wish to sell, wanted items, referrals and tips!

You can make the Buy and Sell Exchange open to all employees to post items, but for added security you can add an approval process

Top 5 Engaging Intranet Features

To determine the most engaging features our intranet software has to offer we turned to our most collaborative employees, the Intranet Connections Office Dogs. From booking time off to enjoying some home cooking, these dogs know how to maintain a successful work/life balance. This post has gone to the dogs, so to speak, to prove how engaging your intranet can be and to get their ‘paw of approval’ on their Top 5 Engaging Intranet Features!

By |July 23, 2015|Intranet Applications, Top 5 List|0 Comments

How to Build a Community of Intranet Champions

Many organizations I work with come looking for an out-of-the-box intranet solution to replace the one they have which was built in house.  Why?  Because their current one is old, outdated, boring and employees can’t find any of the intranet content they’re looking for.  Heck, I wouldn’t use it either, that sounds awful!

Problem is, these intranet admins now have a huge fear that they will put all their time and effort

By |July 20, 2015|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments