Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic created an unsettling period for employees and organizations alike. With widespread remote working, internal communications software became the lifeblood for supporting employees and defining engagement within a business. With the popularity of hybrid working growing, it looks like it is here to stay for most. Intranet software is now a vital tool for companies to ensure that employees stay connected and collaborative, wherever they are working from.

Reopening and post-pandemic activity is happening at different speeds, as each country necessitates. As we try to emerge safely from lockdowns, there is much disparity in vaccine uptakes, infection rates, and ever-changing government mandates. This makes it harder for internal communicators at global enterprises to reach those cross-border. Strategies are…

With an increasing focus on diversity in the workplace, we look at why it matters and what today’s organizations can do to change the notion of business being predominately white, straight, and male.

It’s official. Diversity makes us smarter.

After decades of research from experts in sociology and psychology, economists, and organizational scientists, socially diverse have been proven to be more innovative than homogenous groups.

This means, the more varied your teams are in gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and race, the better they…

As tech stacks grow and internal software demands become more arduous, many business leaders look where to cull. Some ask themselves, when it comes to intranets and Microsoft 365, do you really need both? The answer is yes. As an organization expands, software requirements evolve too, and intranets and Microsoft 365 play diverse roles business-wide. They are arguably both essential, with very different functionality, but integrate well together.

Most people have used Microsoft 356 at some point or another. It provides a suite of cloud-based applications to enterprise organizations designed to make internal processes more efficient and productive. …

Everyone loves summer. From sitting outside in the sunshine to the long, bright evenings — things just seem more charming. After a stressful eighteen months of the COVID-19 pandemic, with vaccinations on the up, a semblance of normality is starting to return.

As a business, avoiding productivity dips during the summer months can be challenging. The ever-changing demands of the workforce require adaptation. New strategies need to be implemented in order to ensure there isn’t a drop in employee engagement and motivation. But what does this mean for your internal comms? …

Culture is one of those unique aspects of professional life that is difficult to quantify and even harder to calculate a return on investment. But for those workplaces looking to create an environment rich in employee engagement and clear business values, creating and driving culture is a must.

For modern business, values and culture are intrinsically linked and permeate every fiber of an organization. When establishing or re-evaluating values, don’t underestimate their impact on the brand. Having a cohesive culture will help attract and retain top talent, encourage transparency throughout the business, and consequently drive success.

Businesses can…

Disengaged employees cost businesses millions of dollars every year in lost productivity and recruitment costs. So, what steps do employers need to take to prevent this disengagement, and how can utilizing the digital workspace help?

To reach optimal productivity levels, organizations must ensure that employees are engaged within their daily roles. Neglecting this vital step could mean they may be headed for trouble. Digital workspace solutions are designed to help businesses easily manage this engagement, to inspire and encourage employees. Having an involved and motivated…

World Telecommunication and Information Day is celebrated annually on the 17th of May. This year’s theme is “Accelerating digital transformation in challenging times”. It explores the limitless possibilities that technology and communication tools offer to advance business practices and improve the lives of those around the world.

Officially created in 1969, the day signifies the importance of raising awareness to bridge the global digital divide. The intranet and other information and communication technologies can vastly benefit swathes of livelihoods, from business to society as a whole. …

Many nations have begun the cautious relaxing of lockdown and a phased return to normal life. Vaccine programs and low infection rates mean that employers are optimistic for a return to the office, whatever that looks like. Progress out of the pandemic is positive, but the upcoming changes have caused some employees to suffer from a mental health phenomenon known as re-entry anxiety. So how can internal communications support and incentivize those returning to the office after long periods of remote working?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives and workplaces. The focus shifted to remote working, and internal communication professionals played an essential role in many businesses. …

2020 changed the landscape of business for many; internal communicators and HR professionals were challenged like never before. There was an emphasis on the importance of the employee experience and an increasingly digital workplace culture. With unprecedented demand placed on those in HR, teams looked for new ways to help support their ever-changing role.

COVID-19 fast-tracked many budding workplace conversations, such as the benefits of remote working and an increased focus on employee mental health. Tasked with supporting home-based employees throughout the pandemic, HR teams needed to adapt quickly to the new way of working.

As a result of the events of 2020, many…

The internal brand is one of the most important parts of establishing an organization’s identity among its workforce. It’s a marketing tool that can help increase trust and confidence, encouraging employees to feel a connection to the business they work for. But in an increasingly virtual world, how can you successfully achieve a strong internal brand through your digital workplace?

Aligning intranet software with an internal brand strengthens overall engagement. Not only that, but it can create building blocks towards corporate goals and even support customer attraction. …

Sinead Haycox

Creative writer with a focus on B2B in the tech sector. Always thinking outside of the box, never dull.

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