Too long; didn't read? TL;DR is the Igloo Community Roundup. Each month we highlight key moments from the Igloo community to enhance your digital workplace strategy.
Customer Success Manager, Veronica Hayes, shares ideas from customers on how they're creating a virtual office experience in their digital workplaces.
Submissions for our very own Digital Transformation Awards are now being accepted. Check out the award categories to see which ones best relate to you and your outstanding achievements. Submit your application by November 2.
How engaged is the average employee in your organization? How has the level of employee engagement changed in your organization over the last two years? We're diving deeper into these questions and preparing The Future of Employee Engagement research report. Share your voice by participating in the survey.
Organizations worldwide host award ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of businesses just like yours. The Events Center of Customer Care includes award submission deadlines. Here are a few upcoming dates to consider:
- October 1 - Submission Deadline - HRO Today Association Awards - North America
- October 20 - Submission Start - Entries Open - American Business Awards: Gold Stevie Award
- November 2 - Submission Deadline - 2021 Igloo Digital Transformation Awards
- November 12 - Submission Deadline - Ragan Awards: Communicators of the Year Award
- November 17 - Submission Start - 1st Early-Bird Entries - American Business Awards: Gold Stevie Award
- November 24 - Submission Deadline - Early-Bird Entries - Inspiring Workplace Awards - North America
- November 24 - Submission Deadline - Early-Bird Entries - Inspiring Workplace Awards - EMEA
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:
- Microsoft Stream widget
- Use most recent title in Broadcast
- Use the most recent title when sending a subscription notification
- URL to match Wiki Article Names
- View version history on blogs
- Members Widget Scroll Function
- Create a Search "Synonym Dictionary"
- Having the do not notify followers of edits button checked by default
In the Igloo Community
Don't be afraid to try. That's the guiding principle when it comes to engagement campaigns in your digital workplace. In this read from Veronica Hayes, she shares three ideas for virtual office engagement.
There is often the assumption that a branded theme is a way to “pretty things up” after all the heavy lifting is done. But it goes deeper. Lindsay Pasichnyk, Igloo Software's Visual Design & Implementation Manager, writes on achieving goals and the importance of branding your digital workplace.
This webinar features a deep dive into Igloo's CIP Program, seen through the eyes of Chelsey Louzeiro and Heifer International. Igloo's Continuous Improvement Program is a tailored approach to digital workplace management, offering subscription-based services you can take advantage of throughout the year.
Recommended Search results now support phrases. There's a refresh to the content creation experience for blogs, calendars, forums, and wikis to modernize and make them more accessible. Find the full details on these updates at the link. Read about what's coming in the October release next: What's included in the October Product Release
In September we saw the addition of threaded comments, enhanced search APIs, and improvements to application load times. Read about what's coming in the October release next: October 2021 Mobile Product Release.
In 2020, cyber–attacks increased by 800 per cent, with the FBI’s Cyber Division receiving 4,000 calls a day since the pandemic began. Remote workers became a new, enticing threat vector for cyber-attackers. What can organization do for security and continuity? Brad Rooke writes on the topic.
"When remote workers are left out in the cold – or even if they feel like they’re left out in the cold –it affects the entire organization. Productivity, engagement, and culture suffer, diminishing the gains that a remote workforce can bring." This piece from Work Rewired encourages ways to effectively engage and manage remote workers.
Entire offices closed, employees adjusted to new work-from-home settings, and basic business processes like meetings and travel had to be completely re-thought. The concepts of remote and deskless work, however, were not new. Igloo Software’s Vice President, People & Culture, Kristen Ruttgaizer speaks to the advantages of mobile tech.
As employers develop return-to-office plans, it is crucial to design a policy that works for everyone, which often means a hybrid approach. Igloo Software’s VP of Product Strategy, Sean Duffy, offers The Enterprisers Project tips on how to design an effective policy.
The Great Resignation shows no signs of letting up, making it more important than ever for company leaders to ensure existing employees are adequately supported. Organizations can bridge the knowledge gaps and ensure workplace effectiveness with a digital workplace. Igloo Software VP of Product Strategy, Sean Duffy, shares his top tips on proofing your organization against the pitfalls of the Great Resignation with Toolbox for HR.