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10 Ways to Improve Intranet ROI (Part 2)

Hello Intranet Compadres. I’m back with 5 more ways to improve your intranet ROI with time savings and cost savings. In case you missed the first 5 ways to improve intranet ROI, here are #1 thru #5.
6. Include Outside Contributors
There is not a single organization that lacks the need to share information and feedback in a timely, effective manner.  From various cohorts who fall outside of the immediate employee groups,

By |April 10, 2014|Leadership & Strategy, Top 5 List|0 Comments

10 Ways to Improve Intranet ROI (Part 1)

The most common questions prospective clients ask us about intranets are:

Our Product Manager, Neil Chong-Kit, recently discussed how to ensure intranet ROI through effectively utilizing the Form Builder application. As a follow up to that post, this post will cover a more general overview of how you can plan for and improve your intranet ROI.

The soft benefits, the intangible assets that your company or organization acquires, come from many parts

By |April 8, 2014|Best Practices, Leadership & Strategy, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Increase Engagement with Internal Collaboration

One of the most common challenges faced by an intranet manager is discovering ways to encourage employees to sign into and utilize the intranet that they have worked so hard to create.  In my experience, this is most often an IT admin within the company who has been tasked with developing an intranet to meet a specific company need such as an Online E-forms Application, a Document Management System, or

By |February 20, 2014|Best Practices, Collaboration|0 Comments

Using Your Intranet to Increase Customer Satisfaction

While in Sweden to watch our junior’s try to reclaim hockey gold, I had an interesting experience in a Swedish grocery store. Most of the customers were walking around with hand held scanners that were available at the store’s entrance. When I asked one of the employees what the scanners were for, I was told that the customers could take a scanner, swipe their credit card and then scan each item as they put it in their basket. When they finished shopping the scanner billed their items to their credit card.

The customers loved the scanners as they removed the need to line up to pay for their groceries and the employee I spoke with loved the devices as it meant he didn’t have to work as a checkout cashier, a task he considered repetitious and tedious.  Instead, he spent his time interacting with customers, helping them find their items and answering any questions they had about their products. He told me “I really enjoy helping customers and now that’s what I spend most of my time doing”.

By |February 5, 2014|Best Practices|0 Comments

Designing an Effective Intranet Homepage

Whether you are implementing a new intranet solution or looking to revamp the one you have, the key to enhancing employee engagement and ensuring intranet adoption is a well thought-out and executed intranet homepage.

Your homepage is the first thing your employees see when they click onto the intranet, or in some cases when they open their browser. It is their first impression of what the intranet can do for them and can often be the deciding factor of whether they choose to continue through the site or stop their journey short.

By |January 2, 2014|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

An Intranet Connections Movember Success

Last month men everywhere gave up their upper lips for Movember, a global movement which raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer research and promotes awareness for men’s mental health issues. Movember 2013 consisted of 1.1 million registered Mo Participants and raised a total of 146.6M CAD!

For the second year in a row some of our Intranet Connections’ team members joined the Movember movement. Our Team ICGROMO raised over $4,300, grew some interesting facial hair, raised awareness about an important cause and had a lot of fun.  The best part?  We tracked it all and promoted our efforts internally using our own Intranet Connections Intranet Software. At Intranet Connections we love how our intranet not only assists us in our day-to-day business needs, but also helps to improve our Company Culture and makes Intranet Connections a great place to work.

By |December 6, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranet Connections Developer Mo Bros

Movember is well on its way through the Development Team and the Intranet Connections ‘ICMOGRO’ Team, consisting of 8 Mo Bro moustaches, a furry Mo Dog and an eccentric Mo Sista, has banded together to raise over $3,200 so far in support of men’s health issues including research for Prostate and Testicular Cancer.

If you missed the Movember intro blog, be sure to have a quick read to meet our Mo Bros and find out what Movember is all about. You can donate to the Intranet Connections Movember team and check out photos of their mid-month moustache growth on our ICGROMO Team Page.

By |November 19, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranet Connections Sales Team Mo Bros

Last week we introduced you to the amazing ICMOGRO Mo bros Team who has agreed to give up shaving for the month of November in order to raise money for “Movember”, a global charity looking to change the face of men’s health.  If you missed the intro, meet our Mo Men and find out what Movember is all about here.

Movember fundraising has certainly gotten off to a great start – 12 days in the team has already raised a total of $1,270CAD, with no sight of slowing down.  We have also implemented a “Best Mo” contest, to whichever ICGROMO Team member can grow and groom the best moustache.  Stay posted for photos!

By |November 12, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranet Connections Team Faces a Hairy Movember

It’s that time of year again, where men everywhere give up their upper lips to increase awareness and raise money for men’s health with a Hairy Movember. Movember is an official global charity which supports world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health challenges. It encourages men to grow a mustache for the entire month of November, asking friends and family to donate to their efforts.

While the movement is most well-known for encouraging extravagant mustaches, it has been extremely effective in its fundraising efforts as well. Since inception in 2003 Movember has had 3.05 million registrants and raised CAD $447 million dollars, CAD $146.6 of which was raised in the last year alone.  A few of our men here at Intranet Connections have stepped up to the plate and volunteered to stop shaving for the month of November in order to raise funds for this great cause.

By |November 7, 2013|Intranet Events, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Happy Halloween from Intranet Connections

At Intranet Connections we value simplicity, creativity, connections, integrity and team work. We know that there is nothing scarier than disengaged employees, and therefore we  infuse these core values into our software as well as our day-to-day operations.  This Halloween was no different as the Intranet Connections team got together for an office Halloween party full of hilarious costumes, sweet treats and spooky games.  Here are a few of our team members who really embraced their creative side!

There was a great prize incentive for whoever received the most votes in our Halloween costume contest.  Each of us voted for the costume we liked best and at the end votes were tallied and the winner was Michele with her “Michelvis” costume!

By |October 31, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments