Summary: What are Team Builders and how can they benefit your company? We cover 3 key ways your intranet can assist with Team Builders including; event promotion, reinforcement of knowledge and sharing the experience! Companies are modernizing the way they conduct business, including how co-workers engage with one another. In the past, you were unlikely to meet employees from other departments until major events, such as the annual Holiday Party. We posed the question; why wait?
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.
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
Summary: Meet VERN, Veridian Credit Union’s intranet persona. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.