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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

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:

Best Practices for Effective Online Education

Before I began my journey with Intranet Connections, I was a teacher. Teaching ignited my passion for helping others learn, and my love for technology fueled my desire to use technology to assist with teaching. That is what sparked me to write this blog about online education. Your intranet is an indispensable tool for educating your employees. There are a number of features built-in to your intranet that can assist with the overall education of employees, whether they be new hires or seasoned employees wishing to broaden their horizons. The following points are a few best practices for effective online

Why Your Organization Needs an Internal Blog

Almost all organizations that provide a product or service to its customers keep a blog on their public website. Having a blog is a great way to connect with customers and potential customers, informing them of what is going on in your organization, such as new product or service releases. In addition, a blog is a great tool to keep customers up-to-date on the latest industry trends that may effect them or your organization. In other words, a blog is an indispensable tool for communicating with your customers and potential customers, and most organizations would argue that you need a

4 Powerful Internal Communication Tools to Eliminate Emails

In the late 1990s, email went from a secondary communication source for most businesses, to the main communication source, changing the face of business and internal communications forever. Emailing was seen to be one of the most efficient forms of communicating, and many employees transitioned to firing off a quick email over placing a phone call. Now with all the different internal communication tools available to a workforce, emailing almost seems primitive today. While many organizations still rely heavily on email, most businesses are slowly trying to reduce the number of emails sent in favor of a simpler, more efficient form

Top 5 Reasons Why Collaboration on Intranets Fail

Today, we have more ways to communicate with each other than at any other time in history. I personally receive daily phone calls, text messages, tweets, blog post updates, emails, Facebook status updates and a post card every six months from my dentist. Why then, with so many options, is organizational collaboration still so difficult to get right? Aren’t intranets supposed to fix this? This might sound strange coming from me, the Product Manager at Intranet Connections, but technology alone is not the answer.

The 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards

Great news, Step Two Designs is hosting their annual Intranet Innovation Awards and are now accepting submissions for the 2015 awards! The Intranet Innovation Awards are global awards that recognize and celebrate intranet innovation and enhancements. The coveted award will go to the intranet with the most highly innovative individual improvements.

7 Tips to Drive Intranet Adoption

“If you build it, (t)he(y) will come.” This is the lesson learned from the 1989 cult-classic Field of Dreams, starring a down-to-earth, dreamboat farmer, played by Kevin Costner. The tagline for this movie furthers the dream saying: “If you believe in the impossible, the incredible can come true.” The key takeaway here – Dream It + Build It = SUCCEED. This is exactly what happened when you dreamt and built your intranet, right? Okay, it may have taken a little more planning, a bit more strategy and a ton more ongoing execution than the dream, build and succeed process, but

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 a number of these features in our out-of-the-box solutions to help improve business processes and help organizations better appreciate, recognize and celebrate employees to boost engagement. Such intranet features include: