TL;DR: Build-a-Brand winners, Digital Transformation Award nominations, and August Product Releases
Brad Rooke announces the winners of the Build-a-Brand scavenger hunt. Thank you to everyone that played along!
We are excited to launch a refresh of our brand here on Customer Care as well as on our brand new website! This refresh marks a milestone in the significant transformations taking place across the company and is another example of the momentum the company has generated in 2022.
Each year, we recognize our customers and their dedicated efforts to create a more connected, productive, and engaged workplace — leveraging Igloo Software to make it all happen. Acknowledge your achievements by applying for a Digital Transformation Award. Nominations are now open!
We have rescheduled the UX: We Answer Product Panel to Thursday, September 29th at 1pm ET. Please submit your questions to Brad Rooke at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23rd. This is your chance to ask Igloo's Product experts anything that's on your mind so don’t be shy about getting your questions in!
Organizations worldwide host award ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of businesses like yours. The Events Center of Customer Care includes award submission deadlines. Here are a few upcoming dates to consider:
- September 01 - Submissions Open! - Digital Transformation Awards
- September 16 - Last Change Submission Deadline - Digiday - Worklife Awards
- October 07 - Submission Deadline - Ragan & PR Daily's Communicator of the Year Awards
- October 18 - Shortlist Announced - Digiday - Worklife Awards
- November 2 - Submission Deadline - Igloo's Digital Transformation Awards
- November 17 - Winners Announcement - Igloo's Digital Transformation Awards
- December 8 - Awards Announced - Digiday - Worklife Awards
Check out the Product Zone to submit and vote on your Igloo ideas. The Product Team uses these insights to inform the roadmap for development — here are recent ones to check out:
- The "manage" option for blog articles should be more easily found
- Profile to include Work Start Date for Anniversary Widget
- Add Create Date to the Site Map Download
- Exclude archived content from widgets
- Add org chart to results when searching for a person
- Customize the thumbnail for video embeds!
In the Igloo Community
August contained two product releases. Highlights include an extension of the session timeout setting to a maximum of 365 days, a panorama image viewer gadget, and a number of bug fixes. Find all the details in their posts.
With our fresh theme on Customer Care, this webinar from May comes to mind. If you missed it, join Lindsay and Nicole for a design-focused webinar that covers concepts, best practices, and tips & tricks for facilitating visual changes in your Digital Workplace.
In our Linkedin Employee Spotlight series, meet Nicole Forsythe, Manager of User Experience. Nicole reflects on challenges conquered, her experience supporting customers, and the vision for the future of the Igloo UX team.
To be effective, your intranet technology needs to offer a single source of truth to your employees, remote and hybrid alike. This creates convenience, improves internal processes, and enhances collective knowledge. In this quick read, we summarize helpful lessons from the Gartner® Report: Reset Your Intranet Strategy to Advance Digital Workplace Goals.
Hot desking is a solution that many companies have begun using in their hybrid workplaces to minimize the amount of wasted space from everyone having their own assigned desk. In this short read, learn more about the benefits of hot desking and if it is right for your organization.
"A first for Igloo, we are proud to have establishedEurope West and North infrastructure for data residency. We are better equipped to support our European Union partners as their data regulations and standards continue to evolve. The data infrastructure also allows us to continue to deliver our modern solutions on a global scale," - Matthew Simone P.Eng, vice president of technology Igloo Software.
The Great Resignation (also known as the "Great Reshuffle") is still in full swing. Retaining high-performing employees during this competitive time for talent has become increasingly challenging. According to Gallup, replacing an individual employee can cost the employer from one-half to two times the person's annual salary. Read more from Kristen Ruttgaizer, Chief People Officer at Igloo Software, at hrexecutive.com