Digital Workplace Trends 2015 Survey

Digital Workplace Trends 2015 Survey

Have you completed Jane McConnell’s 2015 Digital Workplace Trends survey? In less than two weeks (closes on 31 December) you will lose your chance to contribute to this valuable source of information and analysis so it’s time, before you put on your out of office, to complete it and help identify the trends of the digital workplace.

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Intranet white lies we have all said

Intranet white lies we have all said

There are those days, even those meetings, where you know you are going to have a tough conversation; either with a colleague, a stakeholder or a content owner about what they want to do or see on the intranet. Try as you might but your usual cunning arguments are failing and no amount of practical insights will get them to see that what they are suggesting is just plain wrong, well … because it just is!

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Facebook set to enter the intranet market

Facebook set to enter the intranet market

Social networking giant Facebook is looking to extend its reach into the digital workplace with a social collaboration offer to compete with giants such as Google, as well as enterprise social products such as Sharepoint and Jive.

According to a report in the Financial Times this week, Facebook are building on their own internal use of their network for workplace collaboration to develop a new product, Facebook At Work, which will offer the kind of discussion, expertise finding and collaboration capabilities that can deliver real business value inside the enterprise.

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Conference Review: #JBoye14

Conference Review: #JBoye14

The Intranetizen team is very fortunate to attend a number of conferences each year and we do our best to write them up to you can learn what we learnt, but also so you can get a feel for the best way to spend your conference dollars in future years. Sharon was fortunate to attend JBoye before (2012), but none of us had been back until now. Jonathan was invited to speak at the 2014 anniversary event, here’s what he thought about the conference.

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Starting a community on your intranet social network

Starting a community on your intranet social network

When I first started working on intranets back in the late 90s I remember searching high and low for tips on starting up a forum on an intranet. How do you get the ball rolling? But it seemed there was little interest in the dynamics of digital communities whether on intranets or even the world wide web. Dan Hawtrey from Content Formula guests for us and shares  his insights on building community.

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What should intranet jobs pay?

What should intranet jobs pay?

In follow up to our last post, what does your intranet job title mean (which you can fill in a survey and let us know), Intranetizen is taking a look at the salaries intranet specialists receive and where they should really be. Here in London, the jobs market certainly seems to be picking up, but it is the same for other cities, countries or even regions? The Financial Times reported last week that a record drop in the availability of permanent candidates, combined with a rise in job vacancies, is pushing up starting salaries.

Yet this doesn’t seem to be the case for intranet jobs. Looking at the data for job ads posted online, salaries remain flat for the third year in a row at an average of £39,500, even as intranets and intranet roles get more complex.

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