Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

5 Enterprise Social Networking Tools to Boost Communication

Summary: Discover 5 enterprise social networking tools built-in to your intranet that improve internal business communication and collaboration such as, Status Updates, Employee Profiles, Employee Milestones and more.
Internal business communication has made great strides in the past few decades. Gone are the days of inter-office mail, photo-copied newsletters and cluttered bulletin boards. These days, communication channels aren’t even limited to email and video conferencing. Technological advances have revolutionized the way people communicate in the workplace.

By |November 30, 2015|Collaboration, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

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:

Introducing VERN – The Ultimate Intranet Persona

Summary: Meet VERN, Veridian Credit Union’s intranet perosna. 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

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.

Bolster Engagement with an Intranet Scavenger Hunt

Summary: Why an intranet scavenger hunt can boost employee engagement. What some suggested tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt are. How to design your own scavenger hunt.
The importance of high employee engagement in the workplace is undeniable. Engaged employees are more motivated to reach their full potential, inclined to contribute to positive company culture and committed to shared values and goals.

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.