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. Now it's time to dive into the next steps and ensure your intranet launch is successful. After investing so much time into building your intranet, you may have several questions, such as: How do I encourage employees to start using the
Summary: We've compiled 7 of the best employee retention strategies that are tried, tested and true to IC. With only about 32% of the workforce in the United States engaged in their jobs, and 51% actively looking for a new job (or watching job listings), employee retention is a growing concern for many companies. With employee engagement initiatives on the rise, is there something your organization could be doing better to retain your top talent? I was curious myself and set off on a mission to ask this question to our outstanding talent here at Intranet Connections as
Summary: SEDC has worked hard to make a community that their employees are proud to be a part of. Here are 10 employee engagement strategies they developed to make their employees have fun at work and feel valued. A few months ago, I had a member of our support team share a recording he had with a very enthusiastic customer of ours. Their call started off as normal, but Chris noticed when he was remoting in on John's computer that their intranet had so much character, so many widgets and images, he was intrigued and asked to see more of
Summary: The designs from your favorite websites can be applied to your intranet design. Read on to learn how! Some of the website designs from the ‘90s were so awful, they make me cringe. You know what I’m talking about, the sites full of Comic Sans font and animated GIFs? To think how far web design has come since then is pretty amazing. However, I have some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that some of your intranets still look like those cringeworthy ‘90s websites. The good news, they don’t have to.
Summary: Make sure the most relevant and recent internal communication is easy to find on your intranet to improve user experience and boost employee morale. Imagine you had a stack of newspapers from the past few months – and somewhere lost in the mix were the papers from yesterday and today. If the information wasn’t absolutely critical, how motivated would you be to dig through the pile for the relevant content? Now imagine that stack of newspapers as your intranet homepage or navigation. How hard do users have to work to find recent, relevant content? Is it time to
Summary: We discuss 3 internal marketing strategies that help you build your brand and engage employees PLUS tips on how your intranet can help! In the age of technology and automation, one can get lost in a sea of generic auto-replies and designs. To ensure your employees are engaged, we rounded up 3 internal marketing strategies for you to try. Adding personal touches to your intranet engages employees and reminds everyone that there is still a real person behind the brand. Automated technology is everywhere, from replying with a text of a pre-populated list of replies instead of answering your
Summary: 'Peak' into what we have in store with the IC 14.5: Elevate Experience software release. At IC, we’re passionate about elevating the employee experience & helping our customers build thriving work environments. It’s why our customer lifetime averages 7 years. We take pride in knowing our customers love how easy it is to communicate and share information within their organizations. That's why we decided to focus IC 14.5 on enhancing the way we communicate internally. There are three areas that we focused on improving features for IC 14.5: Storyboard (NEW!), the admin toolbar, and a
Summary: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to employees and consumer. It may be time to create a plan to promote your CSR activities internally. CSR has been at the forefront of many company business plans at an extraordinarily increasing rate over the past 5-10 years. According to SCORE, the number of companies publishing a CSR report has skyrocketed since 2011: 2011: 20% 2012: 53% 2013: 72% 2014: 75% 2015: 81% Subscribe for Intranet Tips It’s been proven at this point that not only does CSR promote well-being to those served by it, but it has a growing
Summary: Four daily principles for improving employee engagement while creating a connected, motivated, high-performing team. Our people are our most critical component to success. This is true for virtually all businesses, and it’s certainly true at Intranet Connections. Subscribe for Intranet Tips And while I’m proud of our intranet technology, I’m more proud of the people I work with day in and day out. If you’ve talked to our support team, you may have met Karl, who lives by the sign he put above his desk that says “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”. If you’ve visited our blog, you’ve
Summary: Make use of your internal tools at hand to motivate employees to create an ultimately more efficient, energized workplace. It isn’t always easy to know whether your employees and coworkers feel highly motivated at work or not. They may seem happy and excited to come to work, but in reality, there may be some hindrances that aren’t allowing them to reach their full potential. What we do know is that employee motivation matters – Highly engaged businesses see a 20% increase in sales and a 10% increase in customer ratings compared to businesses with low engagement levels (officevibe).