Best Ways to Improve Employee Engagement with an Intranet

Employee Insights

Gathering thoughts and feedback from employees on a regular basis can help you better understand their experiences in the workplace. A study conducted by Gallup in 2022 shows that only 9% of employees in the UK are engaged at work.[1] Posting a simple survey or poll on an intranet can allow you to uncover areas which need optimising to ensure employees are motivated and engaged within the workplace.

only 2 in 5 employees say their company is meeting all of their needs.

Recommendation
Create surveys/polls to gather thoughts and feedback from employees on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.



Community Groups

Creating space on an intranet for employees to share a common interest can be a great way to improve social connection, engagement, and collaboration between team members. Groups can be shaped around work-related interests e.g., a group for sales executives, or fun and informal interests e.g., a book club.

Recommendation
Create interest-based communities for employees to engage and collaborate with each other.



Awards & Thank Yous

A study conducted by Gallup showed that 40% of employees report receiving recognition just a few times a year or less.[2] Celebrating the contributions and achievements of team members on an intranet can help improve motivation, productivity, and employee retention.

$16.1 mil could be saved in annual turnover costs at a 10,000-employee organization by creating a culture of recognition.

Recommendation
Awards and thank yous on the intranet to celebrate employee contributions and achievements.



Training Opportunities

Undertaking a new project can be daunting to any employee, especially if they lack skills or experience to contribute on a project. Providing training opportunities through courses, workshops or e-learning can help fill the knowledge gaps employees may have, which will increase their confidence and overall engagement.

46% learning & development programs focused on upskilling and reskilling global employees in 2022.

Recommendation
Provide training opportunities that can help employees build confidence in their work.



Events Management

Scheduling calendar events can be great for team building, boosting morale and collaboration between employees. Events can be work-related such as conferences, speakers, and expos or fun activities like escape rooms, scavenger hunts or team lunches.

Recommendation
Schedule events on an intranet for team building and collaboration between employees.



Sources

[1] Mercer - Rise of the relatable organization: Global Talent Trends 2022 Study

[2] Gallup/Workhuman - Transforming Workplaces Through Recognition



Related Products

staff intranet

Staff Intranet

Turn your online workspace into a living, breathing WRLD.

Find out more
global elearning platform

Global E-Learning Platform

An enterprise-class Learning and Event Management System (LMS & EMS).

Find out more

About SMLWRLD

SMLWRLD is a London-based SaaS intranet provider, with team members working around the globe. In addition to delivering seamless internal communications, knowledge management, collaboration and transactional tools, SMLWRLD intranets are a vital tool for businesses in their quest for sustainability, staff wellbeing and greater Corporate Social Responsibility.

To find out more, contact SMLWRLD Managing Director Dan Jones at contact@smlwrld.io or on +44 (0)207 502 3591.

Published On

05/10/2022

More Like This

Any media:
5 Ways Intranets Improve Employee Collaboration
Start date:
18/10/2022
Any media:
Content Title:
Start date:
31/03/2021
Any media:
Case Study Series - A 10-year journey with Heineken
Start date:
15/09/2020
Any media:
Content Title:
Start date:
01/04/2021
Any media:
Free eBook: Intranet Engagement Theory (Part 1)
Start date:
21/09/2022
Any media:
How easy is it to get an intranet up and running?
Start date:
04/05/2020
Any media:
How Working from Home Can Boost Health and Quality Time with Family
Any media:
Intranet engagement formula Part 1 | Defining engagement
Any media:
Intranet engagement formula Part 2 | Visualising engagement
Any media:
Intranet engagement Formula Part 3 | Modelling interest
Any media:
Intranet engagement formula Part 4 | Modelling activity
Any media:
Intranet engagement formula Part 5 | Summary
Start date:
16/04/2021
Any media:
Remote working with the Coronavirus crisis
Start date:
13/03/2020
Any media:
The Intranet Engagement Framework Checklist: Final Part (eBook)
Any media:
Why does my SME need an intranet - intranet ROI explained
Any media:
Why does my SME need an intranet - intranet ROI explained
Any media:
Why your Intranet needs to be Integrated
Start date:
09/09/2021