Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Effectively use Your Intranet as Collaboration Software

summary: 4 tools to turn your intranet into fully-functioning collaboration software, such as Project Sites and Discussion Forums.
Many people don’t think ‘intranet’ when they hear ‘collaboration software’. This is due, in part, to people still believing that intranet software is an IT only program. While IT may assist with setting your intranet up, we have seen a shift in the types of users that manage and maintain the intranet. Instead, users are much more communicative and collaborative, and the purpose of the intranet is for just that.

By |August 11, 2016|Collaboration, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

Reducing Email Volume within Your Organization

Summary: 4 tips for reducing  email volume and relying more on your intranet for communication.
Whenever I tell organizations that we’ve removed “all staff” emails entirely within our company, it is inevitably followed by gasps. Countless organizations rely on email for internal communication, so the concept of removing all staff emails seems inconceivable.  “How else do you communicate?” they often ask, and I reply with, “through our company intranet, of course!”

By |August 2, 2016|Collaboration, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Happy, Harmonious Daily Huddles

Summary: 4 tips for making the most out of your daily huddles.
Daily huddles at the office are nothing new to business.  They’ve been around for a few decades or more, and have been practiced by teams in sports for much longer than that.  Here at Intranet Connections, we’ve been running them for a year now, and over that time we’ve tried many different formats, topics and creative ideas so I thought I’d share what has worked for us.  If done well, your team will walk away more informed, aligned, connected and upbeat because of the shared energy and enthusiasm that can be harnessed from the team spirit!

By |May 5, 2016|Collaboration, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

What’s in a Financial Intranet?

Summary: An overview of what our Financial Intranet Software has to offer from Employee Communication tools to E-Learning & Onboarding tools.
We worked closely with our current financial customers to discover what pain points they were experiencing, and how we could solve those issues with our Financial Intranet Software. As a result, we delivered Financial Intranet Software stocked with over 100 finance-focused features to help your bank, credit union or other financial institution better connect, collaborate and create. With so many features available, knowing what to do with them can be a challenge. Luckily, our brand new Financial Intranet Whitepaper will walk you through what each feature has to offer!

Get To Know Co-workers With Intranet Team Builders

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?

3 Ways To Promote An Internal Job Posting

Summary: What is an internal job posting and how does it benefit your organization? We cover the top 3 ways to promote an internal job posting on your intranet which include: Job Opening Application, Home Page feed and Company Announcements.

What is an internal job posting?
Promoting a job opening from within a company helps retain top talent and grow your organization. One way to ensure job openings acquire knowledgeable and qualified candidates is by opening them up to pre-existing employees. An internal job posting on your intranet allows ambitious employees to grow by stepping-up instead of stepping-out of your company.

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

Creative Tips For Your Healthcare Intranet

Summary: Intranet Connections partnered with Homewood Health to host a free webinar on creative tips for your healthcare intranet including; utilizing online forms, efficiently sharing information, improving communication and collaboration and streamlining the onboarding process.
The healthcare industry has a specific set of needs when it comes to employee management, and although our out-of-the-box healthcare intranet solution covers the necessities, we provide opportunities to apply creative touches to best suit your needs!

How to Use Online Forms to Improve Your Intranet, Website & Beyond

Summary: What are online forms and what are the benefits from a Feature Request form? Key fields to includes in your Feature Request Form include; category, submitters, reasons for request and more.
The secret is out – we’ve found a creative way to utilize an Online Form that improves productivity and user-experience for both employees and clients. Our Online Forms can already transform into a variety of useful tools such as Policy Review to Job Openings, but how can you use Online Forms to improve the way in which you do business on your intranet, your website and beyond? Creating a Feature Requests Form. Below are 3 different ways to utilize a Feature Request form.

Facing Company Communication Overload?

Summary: Looking to reduce communication overload and increase workplace productivity? Maximize your intranet potential with these top employee communication tools including; discussion forums, company news, event calendar and having a help desk ticketing system.
Before I moved to Sales, I was on the support team at Intranet Connections. In Support, I worked with many companies who were looking to reduce company communication overload and increase workplace productivity. Here are some common reasons for communication overload and some ideas for quick solutions to resolve this issue plaguing so many: