Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Trade In Short-Term Resolutions For Long-Term Company Goals

Summary: Trade in short-term resolutions for long-term company goals. CEO, Rob Nikkel, discusses 8 company goals Intranet Connections has set for 2016. Get inspired to create your own company goals this year.
January has now passed and if we are to believe the statistics, that means more than 90% of us have already broken our resolutions. It seems that at the beginning of the year, after spending quality time with friends and family away from the office, we are re-energized and enthusiastic to do great things, be better humans, and predict a better future. It’s good to be aspirational and set ambitious goals that stretch us. It’s time, however, to trade short-lived resolutions in for long-term goals, which is what you’ll see from Intranet Connections.

Top 3 Ways To Boost Employee Morale

Summary: How employee morale affects your business and what you can do to improve it. Top 3 tips to boost employee morale include; providing recognition, ensuring employees are satisfied and employee retention.
There are a variety of things that can lower employee morale in a business; from a change over in management to the merging of two cultures. With this is mind, there there are some business tools that can assist in ensuring your employee morale is at an all time high, one of which is an intranet. An intranet can connect new team members, provide a consistent brand identity, keep employees updated on company news and make them feel apart of their companies success.

Who Should Own Your Intranet?

Summary: How to delegate intranet ownership and tips to get started, including; understanding intranet basics, onboarding new users, setting permissions and effective menu navigation.
When establishing who should take ownership of your intranet the age old adage ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ rings true. Your company is a culmination of many departments who all have different goals. To think that one person can determine the needs of an entire organization would be overreaching. With that in mind, it’s important that more than one person holds the key to your intranet!

New Year, New Intranet? 4 Signs You Need a New Intranet Solution

Summary: 4 common pain points you may experience with your old intranet solution, and when it’s time to consider purchasing a new one.
A new year often means a fresh start. For many, it’s the time of year for people to reflect on the past year. For others, it’s a time to set goals for the year ahead. But don’t worry, this blog won’t guilt you into dusting off your old set of dumbbells taking up a corner of your basement. Instead, I’ll outline if the new year means it’s time to consider purchasing a new intranet solution. If you and your organization are experiencing the below 4 pain points, it’s time for a fresh start with a new intranet solution.

By |January 4, 2016|Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Top 10 Intranet Software Blog Posts in 2015

Summary: What are the top Intranet Software blog posts of 2015? From intranet design to intranet names, we highlighted the ‘need-to-know’ intranet software tips based on popularity! [TOP 10]
In the whirlwind that has passed, also known as 2015, Intranet Connections took on the task of becoming the ‘go-to’ resource for Intranet tips, examples, and ideas! To wrap up 2015, we’ve highlighted the blog posts you found most useful throughout the year. Starting with our 10th most popular and concluding with our Number 1, Numero Uno, Top Dog, blog post of the year! See if your favorite Intranet Connections blog post made the cut, if not, add it in the comment section below!

3 Tips for Creating an Effective Self-Service Intranet

Summary: Defining the support activities outlined in the Porter’s Value Chain, and how it can be applied to your self-service intranet. Plus two more tips for creating an effective self-service intranet, including navigation and simple security.
There are times when you want employees to spend a lot of time on the intranet, reading up on company news, building relationships and getting a broader perspective on the company and the industry in which they work. But when there’s a job that needs doing, you want them to get in and out as quickly as possible. Since time savings is the easiest way to get return on investment (ROI) on your intranet, here are my top three tips in designing a self-service intranet.

By |December 28, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

3 Intranet Features to Build Excitement about the Holidays

Summary: Build excitement about upcoming holiday festivities with various intranet features, such as: Events Calendar, Online Photo Album and Blogging.
With the holiday season in full swing, everyone is in the mood for fun holiday festivities. To get your employees into the holiday spirit, you can utilize various intranet features! Below are just a few ways you can leverage the power of your intranet to build excitement over the holiday season, and improve overall intranet adoption.

By |December 17, 2015|Intranet Applications, Top 5 List|0 Comments

4 Pitfalls of a Homegrown Intranet Solution

Summary: Key considerations for building an intranet in-house such as, content not being published quickly enough, loss of knowledge when intranet admins leave the company and more.
So your company has decided it needs an intranet, and to cut costs management has assigned you the task of developing an intranet site for your organization. Given that you possess the necessary skills to build out a basic intranet site to meet the company’s current needs, this seems like an obvious choice.  However, there are many things to consider prior to jumping down the “built in-house intranet” rabbit hole.

By |December 14, 2015|Corporate Intranet, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

4 Ways a Healthcare Intranet Can Benefit Your Healthcare Organization

Summary: A Healthcare Intranet can benefit your organization in many ways, from improving patient care to centralizing resources. Discover our top 4 ways you can benefit from a Healthcare Intranet.
Hospitals, Clinics, end-of-life care facilities and other companies within the healthcare industry can benefit greatly by implementing an intranet within their organization. A well-designed Healthcare Intranet can provide employees with access to the tools they need to immediately improve communication, enhance staff education and training and most importantly, improve patient care.

By |December 3, 2015|Best Practices, Healthcare Intranet|0 Comments

Give Thanks With These Top 3 Employee Appreciation Ideas

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 can assist in showing employee appreciation with the following 3 tools, ranging from broad company announcements to specific individuals: