Real World Trends in Internal Communications & Employee Engagement


What’s really happening in the world of intranets?

Orchid Software’s new Marketing people have been chatting with customers to find out more about Internal Comms and Driving Employee Engagement.

The main purpose for doing this is to gain more insight into how companies are using their intranets and also generate useful content for our customers that reflects what is going on right now!

Here’s a sneak peek at some key insights from recent interviews:

  • Keeping content up to date is important and this is seen as the responsibility of area ambassadors. Updates should also be exposed on the intranet home page – Explore Learning
  • Strong intranet communities contribute to work culture. Up to 60 online communities have been set up for groups, including film clubs, guitar clubs, ‘employee praise’ pages and even a clock club! – Utility Warehouse
  • Twitter-like internal hashtags are encouraged to facilitate social sharing – Comic Relief
  • The intranet is used as the ‘place’ for popular all-inclusive events and activities, such as fundraising projects – Miller Homes

There’s more wonderful stuff to come!

Watch out for the full published reports over the next few months.

In the meantime, if you’ve got any feedback or thoughts on driving employee engagement in your organisation, we would love to hear from you – please email:

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