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3 Tips To Building An Intranet Business Case

Summary:  Build an intranet business case to present to the executive level using these best practices. In most organizations, the person who is out there researching solutions, going through demos and narrowing down providers is rarely the one who holds the checkbook. Time after time we hear potential customers come to us saying we love the solution/ it’ll solve our problems, but because of budgeting constraints or a lack of willingness to change the project gets shelved. This is particularly prevalent in organizations that don’t currently have an intranet because while from a high level it may seem

Create An Effective Intranet Navigation In Four Steps

Summary:  Intranet navigation is a key part of successfully building or redesigning an intranet. Here's a four-step plan to get your organization set up for success. Navigation refers to the way users access content on an online site such as an intranet. More formally, it's referred to as information architecture or the organization and labeling of the site’s content. Well-designed navigation means that users can easily access the content they want without hurdles. That’s your goal. Think of navigation as the closet organizer of your intranet: to get a closet that makes sense for

Top 3 Workplace Problems and Intranet Solutions

Summary:  Here we discuss the top 3 workplace problems our customers experience, and the intranet solutions which mitigate the troubles. If your company has never had an intranet solution before, it may be hard to see the time and cost benefits of putting one in place. I mean, things have been working alright up until now right? It’s not until we get to showing our customers our solution and showing them the problems our solution can solve, that most people see the real potential for improvements. These are the top 3 pains an new intranet can help solve. Subscribe

Why Tech Companies Fail at Effective Communication Strategies in the Workplace

Summary:  This blog post tells the story of how Intranet Connections created effective communication strategies in the workplace, and improved employee morale. If you read employee reviews of pretty much every technology company in the world, you see a very common thread: the direction is unclear management is out of touch constant change but no improvement “Not us!” I thought. We have a very flat hierarchy where anyone can talk to anyone else. We have daily standups to keep everyone on the same page. We eat lunch together. We define and track our goals on a quarterly basis. Our

Community Software to Help Shape Workplace Culture

Summary:  Generate a strong company culture by using these three intranet tools on your community software! If culture isn’t made a priority, the risk is it will form itself, creating strife within the team, lost productivity, and misalignment with customers you serve, all at a high cost!  Humans are innately tribal, which couldn’t be more evident than in politics, sports, and religion.  We establish membership based on affinity to our beliefs and values.   The same is true in our careers.  We make emotional choices of where to work based on personal connection to the values of an organization, the

Do You Need A Company Intranet? Take This Quiz To Find Out Now!

Summary:  Getting a company intranet for the first time can be a daunting task. However, there comes a breaking point when manual tasks have become too cumbersome, inefficient and time-consuming. When deliberating about whether or not to get a company intranet, there are a few critical indicators that show whether or not your company is in dire need. These indicators can fall under the categories of an internal communication software, document management software, and productivity in the workplace. Identified Pain Points Subscribe for Intranet Tips Do You Need a Company Intranet? Take this short quiz to see if it's

Sugar and SPICE and Everything You Need For Employee Engagement

Summary: Employee engagement is a vital ingredient to the success at Intranet Connections. That's why we came up with our SPICE acronym: simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity, and empathy. Keeping our employees engaged with these five core values not only keeps them at the company for longer but improves productivity in the workplace. Sugar and spice make everything nice in our office. Employees work hard, enjoy coming into work, have their work recognized, and form great relationships with each other. For some, the ability to engage with others comes naturally, but most often it is a skill set just like any

What Does An Out-Of-The-Box Intranet Cost?

Summary:Often, the first question we receive from our customers is 'What does an intranet cost?' We get it, 'non-essential' software takes effort to show management the real ROI. You have budgets to follow, and a boss to report to. In this blog post, we give you some insight into what 5 years of Intranet Sales experience will teach you when researching getting an intranet. You’ve heard it time and time again – employees grumbling in frustration as they struggle to find that document or form; sending emails to their colleagues asking if they know where it might be. When they

The Employee Onboarding Process: They Said YES! Now What?

Summary: They said yes, and signed the offer! The first steps of the employee onboarding process are crucial for entering into a long lasting, mutually beneficial professional relationship. Here is some advice from our CEO at Intranet Connections to make sure the honeymoon period starts off organized and welcoming. Getting an accepted offer from a candidate can feel much like getting engaged.  After all, you’re likely going to spend more time together over the next few years than you will with your partner at home.  With all the time and energy invested: application screening, phone and in-person interviews, tests, reference

Get Noticed With Employee Profile Tips and Tricks

Summary: We highlight the importance of having an engaging Employee Profile and how to make yours stand out with hidden tips and tricks. We recently started sharing a series of blog posts highlighting the profiles of our very own employees at Intranet Connections, including Monica Zlotnik (HR) and Karleen Murphy (Client Services). Engagement comes when people see the ‘human-side’ of organizations, so there’s no better way to increase engagement in your company than by having Employee Profiles that shine! We’ve covered some unique ways to build an employee profile, but below takes you through the step-by-step instructions to achieve your all-star