Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Top 3 Content Marketing Trends to make Your Intranet Content more Engaging

Summary: Spice up your intranet content delivery with these top 3 content marketing trends.
Many organizations rely on content marketing as the core to their overall marketing strategy (we do!). The top priorities of a content marketer include creating engaging content, developing a better understanding of what content is, or isn’t, effective for their target audience, finding better ways to re-purpose content and becoming better storytellers. The more content your organization produces, the more aware people are of your brand and the more engaged people are with your brand.

That being said, what does content marketing have to do with your intranet?

By |October 11, 2016|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

How To Name Your Intranet – Includes 15 Intranet Name Examples

Summary: Find the best intranet name for your organization using these top 3 ideas PLUS 15 real client examples such as; Dwight, The Watercooler and VERN.
At Intranet Connections, we understand that getting an intranet is a very exciting time for your organization! What’s even more exciting is customizing your intranet so it’s an engaging space for your employees to gather resources, upload documents, keep up-to-date on company news, and learn about their colleagues. One of the key things we’ve noticed when it comes to driving intranet adoption is selecting a name for your intranet. To increase adoption and engagement rates, your intranet name should be memorable and relatable to your employees. Generic intranet titles such as CompanyConnect, CompanyNet, or simply ‘CompanyName’ do not inspire employees. Remember, with creativity comes a sense of community.

10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal (Part 1)

Summary: We address 5 common intranet complaints with ways in which you can solve them.
Your intranet portal is a valuable tool which helps to connect your employees, collaborate on documents/projects and create content to improve overall business efficiency.  However, if you aren’t getting the engagement you are looking for from your users, you may not be harnessing all the advantages your intranet has to offer.

By |March 10, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software|4 Comments

Should You Buy or Build Your Intranet

Summary: The difference between a buy intranet and a build intranet, with checklists to determine which one better suits your needs.
Should you buy or build your intranet? Every company purchasing an intranet faces this question. There are advantages and challenges to moving forward with either option. To move forward with a ‘buy intranet’ means choosing out-of-the-box functionality that you can quickly deploy. You can even delegate deployment to non-IT or technical related staff. To select a ‘build intranet’ means choosing to customize and architect an intranet that fits around your specific environment. This option requires consulting services and a elongated implementation period.

By |February 25, 2016|Intranet Software|0 Comments

The Formula for a Great Intranet

Summary: What makes a great intranet? As an intranet administrator, you have probably asked yourself that question once or twice. Being tasked with administering the intranet means it’s up to you to make sure it’s not only great, but that is stays great.
Luckily for you, we have the formula for a great intranet!
1. Simplicity
A key component of the formula for a great intranet is simplicity. First and foremost, you need

By |January 28, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

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!

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

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?

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

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!