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In the second part of our series, we explore the business challenge of knowledge management. Find out how three modern knowledge-sharing practices can result in some serious benefits for your company.
The modern workplace is increasingly disjointed, with knowledge workers and expertise spread across multiple offices and geographies. This makes it virtually impossible to know what information exists and where it’s all kept. We can make one assumption, however: a majority of a company’s information lives on hard drives, content stores, file-sharing apps – and in the minds and memories of employees. This can pose a few problems:
- People don’t have access to the information they need to do…
In this four-part series, we’ll take an in-depth look at some of the top challenges organizations face that can be alleviated by a modern intranet. In the first part of the series, we’ll talk about the issues companies are facing with collaboration.
At Igloo, we’re always listening to our customers so we can provide solutions to their digital workplace challenges. Over the years, we’ve surveyed customers, prospects, and curious onlookers about what inspired them to seek out a new technology for their organization, and here were the top four stated challenges they’ve shared:
- Collaboration — 36%
- Knowledge management — 31%
- Corporate communications — 19%
- Social workflows — 14%
What makes these numbers particularly interesting is…
Your new team members are bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to get down to business. Give them the tools they need to hit the ground running.
It’s the first day. Your new employee has shown up early and they’re ready to absorb all of the ins and outs of the job. You’ve announced their arrival, introduced them to their colleagues, gotten their workstation all in order, and made the onboarding process awesome by giving them a welcome gift with some company swag. But now, it’s time to fill them in on what they’ll need to know.
After a while, HR departments often take for granted that their processes and systems aren’t entirely…
You’ve got the pinball machine and the ice cream on site — but is that enough to keep your employees engaged day in and day out?
It used to be that salary and stability were enough for employers to bring qualified applicants in the door. But now, companies are forced to offer new and noteworthy perks to be seen as a desirable place for people to spend their work days. The tough part comes after the glow has worn off and reality is what’s left. It’s like buying a new car because it has a steering wheel warmer — if the engine doesn’t run very well, it doesn’t matter how warm your hands get.
The reality is that employee…
The Green Shoe Crew is back from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and we’re already looking forward to next steps.
Our journey to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) was filled with friendly introductions, insightful conversations, and a lot of meaningful new connections. We had a great time meeting potential partners and customers, and we look forward to building on those contacts in the coming months.
One of the most impactful moments of the conference came at the very beginning: Satya Nadella’s keynote speech on the opening day of WPC spoke a great deal about the digital transformation…
Igloo is on the road again, green shoes i̶n̶ ̶h̶a̶n̶d̶ on foot, setting up shop at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.
We’re off to see the wizards, the wonderful wizards of… Office. That’s right. Next week, the Green Shoe Crew from Igloo is clicking their heels all the way to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2016, in the 6ix (formerly known as Toronto).
We’ll be at the conference all week long, talking about our modern intranet, integrations with Office 365, and our newly minted Gold Partnership status with Microsoft.
It’s going to be ‘UGE
WPC is the largest event for Microsoft partners.…
Two generations are colliding in today’s world of work, and that can result in some tension and awkward times. We’ve all experienced it. With a battle of the generations upon us, it’s up to communicators to be the bridge that brings their organizations closer together.
Communications professionals from around the world travel to the IABC World Conference each year to learn best practices, trends, and tactics that will help them do their jobs better – you know, the standard stuff. But what really separates a good conference experience from a great one is being able to walk away with a new perspective on work.
The great debate
I attended the opening keynote led by globally-renowned speaker and thought leader, Seth Mattison. Often touted as the “Voice of the…
Igloo is proud to sponsor the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference for the fourth year in a row.
The IABC World Conference is attended by more than 1,200 professionals who travel from near and far to learn about the latest trends, network with peers, and hear from experts in communications.
We’ve always seen this event as more than just a sponsorship. For us, it’s an opportunity to meet people who are faced with the very business challenge Igloo helps to solve: corporate communications. It’s a challenge facing many growing companies with an increasingly distributed and mobile…
You’re about to start a project that has a design component and you may or may not speak in colors, fonts, and graphics. How will you communicate what you need? Unfortunately, we aren’t all telepathic (but how cool would that be?) so, instead, you’ll need to work with your design team to put together a handy little document called a creative brief.
A creative brief brings everyone on the same page. It may seem like a lot of unnecessary questions, but the brief can be your golden ticket to a successful project. It sets expectations and it answers any unknowns before the work begins: What are the objectives and how will they be accomplished? What resources do we need? How will we measure the project’s success? What are the deadlines?
What’s included in a creative brief
- Audience - who are we targeting?
- Vision - is there a realistic…
Take away the internal complications and difficulties when hiring candidates and get the best people on board as quickly as possible.
For those looking from the outside in, hiring someone is simple: you post a job listing on your website, share on recruiting websites, choose the best looking resumes that come in, interview, select a candidate, and repeat.
But for the trusty HR folks who do this every day, there is so much more to it. How do you collect feedback on submissions? Store resumes? Get and keep track of referrals? There are a lot of options out there, but here are a few ways to simplify and streamline the process…
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