Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Show Employee Appreciation to Boost Engagement

Intranet software is typically used as a business tool, streamlining everyday work tasks. However, it is also a great tool for improving employee engagement and employee retention. With the addition of enterprise social networking tools, intranet software has progressed toward stronger employee communication and collaboration the last few years. The integration of more social, fun features has elevated employee appreciation and employee engagement in the workplace.

At Intranet Connections, we have included

By |April 9, 2015|Intranet Applications|0 Comments

If You Want the Best Intranet, Stop Doing These 5 Things

Sometimes seeking out the best intranet and getting genuine intranet buy-in feels like a pretty elusive goal. Like trying to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time; you can do it for a few minutes but somewhere along the way you miss a step and lose your rhythm.

For many of us intranet admins, it feels like we work double time to provide more than enough valuable

By |April 6, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Triggering Emotions on the Intranet

Emotion. Merriam-Webster defines it as such: “a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body” – maybe not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your intranet experience. Triggering emotions on the intranet is not only possible, I submit that it is something we should

By |March 30, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Can a Hospital Intranet Benefit Your Small Hospital?

The question of whether a hospital intranet will benefit your small hospital is an inquiry many hospitals are making today with your hospital becoming busier and your staff continuing to grow.

Keeping everyone at the hospital up-to-date with the latest policies, procedures, intake forms and hospital news is a juggling act that Hospital Administrators and IT Staff try to manage without letting one ball drop. Communicating through staff wide emails no

By |March 5, 2015|Healthcare Intranet, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

2015: The Year of the Impactful Intranet Software

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 intranet software, 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

By |January 26, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

How to Launch a Successful Portal Naming Contest

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 their

By |January 12, 2015|Intranet Applications, Intranet Events|0 Comments

Improve The Employee Onboarding Process with the Intranet

Every organization must establish a proper employee onboarding process.  It can be a 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

By |December 15, 2014|Intranet Applications, Leadership & Strategy|2 Comments

How HR Can Make The Intranet Better For Employees

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 people-related

By |November 3, 2014|Intranet Applications, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Intranet Tricks to Treat This Halloween

As Halloween is quickly approaching, I wanted to share some fun Halloween-themed intranet tricks you can implement 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 a quick theme change. Changing the theme from time

By |October 27, 2014|Best Practices, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

How to Optimize Your Finance Intranet for Financial Planning Week

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.

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By |October 6, 2014|Finance Intranet|0 Comments