7 Creative Intranet Content Ideas for Engaging Your Team

Discover how to create the kind of content that will have your employees logging in to your intranet everyday.

November 6, 2023
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You’ve done the research and chosen the right intranet portal for your company

But your people are barely using it.

Sound familiar?

Then it’s time to rethink your intranet content strategy.

Read on to discover how to create the kind of content that will have your employees logging in to your intranet everyday.

What is intranet content?

Intranet content is anything and everything that lives in your company intranet, from the documents and SOPs that get added to your knowledge base to the customer data in your lightweight sales CRM.

This content comes in two different flavors: 

  1. Top-down” HR intranet content posted by your leadership and HR teams
  2. “Bottom-up” employee intranet content that’s organically posted and shared by your staff

Both of these intranet content types can help you create a happy, engaged, and productive workforce

Let’s take a closer look at how to introduce them to your business…

What content should be on an intranet?

First and foremost, your intranet should house all the information, guidelines, and processes your employees need to do their jobs. A knowledge base and company wiki should be the centerpiece of your intranet.

But you’d be leaving so much on the table if you leave your intranet there.

For example, 80% of employees want to know more about how decisions are made in their company, and 87% want more transparency from their organization’s leaders.

Tools like a workplace news feed, CEO and Executive updates, and weekly updates can make it easy for you to satisfy your employees’ need to be kept up-to-date about what’s happening within your organization.

Plus, 91% of workers are interested in feeling closer to their colleagues. The right intranet content can help bring teammates from across your business together, turning people from different departments from anonymous email addresses to people they know and get along with.

How can I make my intranet interesting?

After company intranet content ideas that will have your employees checking your company news feed every day?

Here are seven company intranet content ideas that will transform your internet into your business’s central hub.

Share news and updates

Your intranet’s company news feed is the perfect place to share what your company has been up to, as well as industry news and updates from your leaders. 

Best practice intranet content includes:

  • Company updates. Share what’s going on in your company through CEO and Executive updates.
  • Company events. Make your intranet the go-to place for your staff to find out about office lunches, after work get togethers, and volunteer events.
  • Education. Posting information on company workshops, webinars. and conferences will encourage your employees’ continuing education.
  • Product information. Keep your people up to date with the latest and greatest updates and features of your products or services.
  • Customer stories and reviews. Share customer stories – along with good and bad product feedback – to help your people get to understand your customers’ needs.

Track goals (and wins)

Your people are going to struggle to bring their best selves to work every day if they don’t even know what their hard work is helping achieve.

Plus, your employees are never going to come up with ideas for how to help you achieve your goals faster if they don’t even know what they are.

And yet just 40% of employees know what their business’s goals are. And just 16% of frontline staff have a clear understanding of how their day-to-day work connects with corporate priorities.

So, be sure to put your company’s goals and objectives front and center in your intranet. And be sure to celebrate your teams’ wins along the way to show your appreciation for their efforts.

Make it your company’s social hub

Your intranet is the company watercooler for hybrid and remote companies

And you’ll reap some serious regards if you make it a place your people chat about what they got up to on the weekend, how their team did in the big game, and what they thought of the latest episode of the Netflix show everyone is watching.

Without a space for this kind of casual chat, your people will never have the chance to go from colleagues to friends. And since people are ten times more likely to stay in a job for friendships than for a pay rise, it’s well worth making casual chat a cornerstone of your intranet content strategy.

Run company surveys

The quickest way to improve anything that impacts workplace satisfaction – from employee engagement to which snacks you should stock in the office kitchen – is to focus on the things your people care most about.

And the quickest way to get to the bottom of what makes your people tick is through employee surveys

Make your intranet your organization’s central hub and it will be the perfect place to run:

People will be sure to return to your intranet if it's a place where they have their say in how your company is run.

Give new employees a warm welcome

A seamless onboarding process is one of the most overlooked and underutilized tools in the employee retention toolbox.

In fact:

  • 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experienced great onboarding.
  • Onboarding improves a company’s retention rate by 82% if conducted properly.
  • 70% of employees who had exceptional onboarding experiences say they have "the best possible job".

Despite this, 51% of employees think their onboarding experience at their current job was subpar.

The easiest way to bake onboarding best practices into your organization is through some thoughtful intranet content ideas.

For example:

  • A new hire survey will help your team get to know how their new colleague likes to work and what’s important to them – and set your new teammates up for success.
  • Icebreaker questions make it as easy as possible for your teammates to get to know their new colleague, which is the fastest way possible of making them feel at home within your organization.

Celebrate your people 

Recognising and rewarding your teammates is one of the most effective ways there is to improve employee engagement, productivity, and retention. 

In fact, 40% of employees say they’d put more energy into their work if they were recognized more often.

And yet respondents to one survey said it’s been an average of 50 days since they last felt recognized in any way at work.

Make sure you’re not leaving your people feeling like their efforts are going unrecognized by making employee recognition a central theme of your intranet content strategy. Shouting out work anniversaries, promotions, and great bits of work to the whole company is a simple but incredibly effective way of making your people feel recognized.

Share employee ideas

Last but not least, an effective intranet is one your employees can use to capture their best ideas – and get inspiration from their colleagues’.

You’ll be surprised by how many ideas your people will come up with for improving your product, boosting sales, and making your company a better place to work when you empower them with an easy-to-use idea management system.

The final word

Stick to the intranet content best practices we’ve laid out here to create an employee hub that your people will eagerly come back to each and every work day.

Browse our Free Employee Recognition Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Assembly SOC 2 compliant?

Yes, at Assembly, security is a top priority. Each quarter, we have ongoing security work that is everyone’s responsibility. While we maintain a strong security posture, it was important for us to prove to our customers that we do everything we claim to do. This led us to pursue a SOC 2 Type II report that would provide evidence of our compliance with industry gold-standard security practice.

What's the ROI for employee recognition?

There is study after study showing that employee recognition leads to increased engagement. This in return creates an environment where employees are happier and more motivated which increase productivity and reduces voluntary turnover significantly. In order to filled critical roles, companies tend to spend nearly twice the value of an annual salary. Assembly is an investment in your employees that supports your bottom line.

Does Assembly offer longer-term contracts?

Yes, we will offer contracts for companies with longer-term agreements to help larger customers have more certainty around future costs.

The minimum agreement term is a 12-month subscription.

Does Assembly offer onboarding support?

We do and for FREE! Any new customer needing further support to get started with Assembly to ensure you're set up for success can request custom onboarding support. Improving your employee experience is about much more than just using our amazing software; it’s about transforming your business to create a workplace that people love. That’s much easier to do with the personal support and advice from our passionate people experts.

Is there a free version of Assembly?

Yes. We offer a completely free plan for up to 50 team members. This plan is intended for teams or organizations that are looking to get started with an employee engagement tool. Keep in mind, this plan is limited in features.

All customers can open an Assembly account for free and get started without a credit card. Then you can change plans as necessary.

How much do rewards cost?

At the time of redemption (when your employees exchange their points for a paid reward) you'll pay face value. If a reward is a $10 Amazon gift card, your cost will be $10. All paid rewards are billed for on a monthly basis.

The good news is that you don't have to pay for rewards upfront because we only charge you when points are redeemed, not when they're earned.

Does Assembly offer discounts?

We offer discounts or educational or charitable organizations. In order to secure a discount, you'll first need to book a demo with a customer support specialist.

For all other organizations, we are willing to consider longer-term agreements in exchange for discounts. To set up annual plans or longer, you will need to book a demo with a customer support specialist.

How do I cancel my plan if needed?

If you're on a month to month plan, you can go here and cancel anytime. If you're having concerns or need help setting up your account for success, you can always book a demo with a customer support specialist.

If you're on a longer-term custom plan, you'll need to reach out to your customer support specialist to cancel your account or email us at support@joinassembly.com.

What customizations are available?

Great question! You can customize your core values to match your organization's to boost and track alignment. You can change your currency from the 🏆 emoji (our default) to any emoji of your choice. You can swap our logo for your own. You can also set up company culture rewards such as, "Lunch with the CEO," "Buy a book on us," and so much more!

Who can give or receive recognition?

While we recommend a peer to peer set up where anyone in your organization can give or receive recognition, you can set up Assembly however you want. If you need to limit the people who can give or receive recognition, that's perfectly fine and can be done from your Admin, here.

What integrations are available?

Assembly connects to the tools your employees use every day to offer an easy, seamless experience with minimal change management.  

Assembly has integrations with HCM/HRIS systems like ADP, Google, Office 365, and Slack. We also integrate with communication tools like Slack and Teams so you and your employees can access Assembly wherever they work now.

What's your average adoption rate?

That depends on the company's permissions set up. That said, over 90% of the employees on Assembly's platform are recognized on a monthly basis. That means nearly every employee across all of our customers are receiving regular recognition from their peers, managers, or leadership. We're extremely proud of this.

Must rewards be set up to use Assembly?

They are not required. You can use Assembly without having rewards set up. However, we don't recommend it if you intend to have a high adoption and usage rate. You can always keep the costs down by offering internal culture rewards that are fulfilled by you internally.

Are points required to use Assembly?

No, you can remove allowances from anyone or everyone. It's up to you but we do recommend using points whether they're worth a real dollar value or not. Companies that use points have a much higher engagement rate even if those points don't exchange for real dollars.

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