Most of us are familiar with the concept of a corporate intranet by now. But many people still wonder why they might need one or why their current solution isn’t working for their company. You may be surprised to learn that modern internet solutions have evolved beyond traditional webpage frameworks to offer more functionality and deliver a wide range of new benefits.
When done right, employee engagement results in each member of a company giving their best. When engaged at work, employees are committed to the company mission and values and naturally driven to contribute toward company-wide success.
Employee engagement is so much more than just a “nice-to-have” item on HR’s wish list. Rather, it’s proven to be a very real business metric in areas such as productivity, employee retention, and financial performance. According to the Aon 2018 Global Employee Engagement Trends Report, companies with high levels of engagement (65% or greater) even outperform the stock market, posting total shareholder returns 22% higher than the average. Alternatively, companies with low engagement (45% or less) have total shareholder returns that are 28% lower than average.
Company intranets have been a part of corporate life since the mid 90's. But in the last half decade or so, they've evolved to include many social, relationship-building features. Naturally, the merit of these developments is hotly debated.
While we can all agree that strong company relationships are important, how these relationships are developed is a point of contention. Is social intranet software a productivity killer, or an important business tool?
In this blog post we'll explore exactly what social intranet software is, the four main benefits it provides, and whether or not your company should invest in this type of application.
In the digital age, there are many things that have become the “norm” that were not available even ten years ago—for example, GPS wasn’t added to mobile phones until 2008 when Apple’s iPhone 3G came out. Can you imagine getting anywhere without your phone today? Technological advances benefit all areas of expertise, including human resources. They give us the tools to make tasks increasingly easier, more convenient, and more efficient in both our personal and professional lives.
When there are areas that are increasingly automated, streamlined, and improved for communication, it makes for happier HR professionals and employees alike. In the past, the ability to work from home did not exist as a feasible option for the vast majority of workers. Now that the digital era has made it possible for so many people across the world to telecommute, the issue of managing remote employees has become a new challenge for HR staff.
Anyone who has ever worked at a corporation knows that while the ability to work independently is necessary, working well with a team is crucial. Every enterprise is made up of multiple team members, each with a different specialization. If too many employees are thinking of themselves as a one-man-show, the company is going to have a problem.
It is said that a team is only as good as the sum of its parts. When there is a weak link in the chain, it can cause a bottleneck. This, in turn, impedes good work. Effective collaboration within groups and between departments is what ultimately continues to make all the cogs turn in the “machine” that is your business.
Successful internal communication moves things forward daily and is one of the biggest things that affects your bottom line for the year. If you want a great workflow and to avoid unnecessary slowdowns, you and your employees need to strive for an environment where everyone works well collaboratively.
Discover why enterprises need to understand, adapt, and create a strategy around internal communication. This guide explains how internal enterprise communication has evolved, why it’s essential, how to create a cohesive strategy, and which platforms support this infrastructure.