No, this is not another predictions blog. Not that I don’t enjoy the flurry of new predictions that surface this time of year, but to me many feel too contrived. I am not going to predict the future of intranets, but rather paint the reality of where intranets are today, or rather, how organizations are already utilizing their intranet in innovative ways they had not dreamed of in the
Launching a new intranet can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Especially when you’ve put a lot of time and effort into the intranet and don’t receive the user adoption rates you anticipated. A great way to engage users and promote intranet adoption is by including employees in the intranet portal naming process.
Many of our customers do this by hosting an Portal Naming Contest on
Every organization must tackle onboarding new employees. It can be struggle to do this efficiently, especially lacking the proper processes and systems in place to perform the onboarding precisely and completely for each new employee. Most companies create an onboarding checklists, detailed documentation and of course, plenty of forms to onboard a new employee. But paper-based checklists, documents and forms get lost, become outdated and often end in rouge
A few years ago I wrote about the HR Intranet. When you look at departments within an organization and how they relate to content on the intranet, HR and IT are two dominant teams that should have a strong presence. HR on the intranet is typically a heavily content-based and functional site, a place to view policies, handbooks, guidelines, benefits and payroll information. It is the go-to point for
As Halloween is quickly approaching, I wanted to share some fun Halloween-themed ideas you can implement on your intranet to increase employee engagement. Not only that, but these tricks can be used over and over again, slightly modified for any holiday or company event you want to promote.
Spooky Design Themes
Perhaps one of the simplest ways you can gear your intranet up for Halloween is with a quick theme change.
As Financial Planning Week descends upon us, the hustle and bustle of getting your bank, credit union or financial firm prepared for this busy week is daunting. The good news? Your Financial Intranet can help by eliminating the dozens of emails that need to be sent to all employees, providing a central depository for all related documents to be stored and educating/training staff on financial planning week initiatives.
“Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery” – Charles Caleb Colton famously wrote in Lacon, Or, Many Things in a Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think Lately (1824). Given this, we decided to share some highly effective intranet examples you could, um…’flatter’ them, by leveraging the incredible ideas and innovative ways they have been using their intranets.
Digging through our previous blog posts, there were number of highly effective
Recently, we published a blog about how eLearning can help improve employee retention, and I’ve stumbled upon several other articles on ways to boost employee retention. Employee retention has become a hot button topic these days as it is a growing concern for many companies. According to a recent Forbes article, employees are abandoning their current employers at a record rate making employee retention evermore crucial for employers today.
As we are gearing up for our Super Search release, I began to think about all the different things an intranet can help with within an organization. Not just the “techy” things, but how it helps with productivity, efficiency, employee engagement, collaboration and even employee retention. But another, perhaps less thought of way to utilize an intranet is with change management, which is critical in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business
What exactly is employee engagement? Engaged employees are happy with their work, committed to the organization and they’re willing to go the extra mile to achieve the organization’s goals.
Why does employee engagement matter? In a recent study published by the Gallup Business Journal, that evaluated more than 1.4 million employees, there was a direct connection confirmed between strong employee engagement and lower employee turnover rates as well as a