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3 Internal Marketing Strategies To Engage Employees

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

Sneak ‘Peak’ into the New Release: IC 14.5 Elevate Experience

Summary:  A sneak 'peak' into what we have in store with the new 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

Promote Your Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Improving Employee Engagement With Our Intranet

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

Five Ways To Motivate Employees

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).

Conquering The Corporate Onboarding Process

Summary:  Conquering the corporate onboarding process – why getting started at Intranet Connections was a breeze. Starting at a new job can become a daunting task. Often, new recruits find themselves overwhelmed during the corporate onboarding process. Information overload and new policies can start to dilute the process of learning their new role. Luckily for us, Intranet Connections provides the tools to circumvent these issues. Subscribe for Intranet Tips 1. Names… So Many Names For those blessed with a perfect memory, feel free to gloss over this section. For the rest

How To Improve Company Culture At Your Organization

Summary:  Leverage your internal communication tools to drive home what your company stands for. "Describe your company culture" is a common question asked by my peers after starting out with a new organization. Luckily, I was able to answer this almost immediately at Intranet Connections, largely in part to our internal communication hub; the intranet. As employees rate their company’s qualities 20% higher at companies with strong cultures, it’s important to foster and develop these key cultural values right away. Why not use a digital interface to help boost culture adoption? With

Top Workplace Engagement Ideas: Learning Luncheons

Summary:  Here at Intranet Connections, we are always trying out different workplace engagement ideas, and recently renewed our commitment to a weekly “Lunch and Learn” program. The concept is simple, each Friday, one or more employees commits to presenting a learning topic to all staff to hopefully spark conversation and/or provide insight to staff who may not be aware of the topic being delivered. Topics need not be work-related, though a majority have some applicability to work in terms of a technology or technique we can adopt to increase workplace efficiency, promote a

How to Motivate The Largest Generation in the Workplace: Millennials

Summary:  Lazy and entitled? Or tech savvy and progressive? How to leverage employee engagement software to create workplaces that motivate millennials. As of 2015, millennials have officially taken over as the largest chunk of the workforce. Unless you recently stepped out of a smokey DeLorean straight from 1985, you'll have noticed this shift brought considerable changes in the workplace. So, with baby boomers on their way out, gen Xers on their way up, gen z coming in hot, and millennials taking the biggest piece of the pie, how do employers evolve their work to

Employee Onboarding Made Simple, By Intranet Connections

Summary: Starting a new job is an exciting, and sometimes intimidating experience. Learning everyone's name, the social norms and of course - the job itself, can build a steep learning curve. Luckily, Intranet Connection's employee onboarding process gave me the wheels to comfortably speed up the road to my new role as product manager. After having spent the last three years working as a marketing manager for a local start-up, I got to the point where I felt extremely comfortable at my job. It no longer challenged or excited me.  I decided it was time for