Intranets are used to distribute information across an organisation that provides employees with the tools and resources required to perform their job roles. Traditionally, intranets have hosted static content, content which no longer adequately serves the changing expectations of employees and needs of dispersed teams. So, if you want to find out how you can provide your team with an unparalleled intranet experience, this is the article for you. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Happeo.
What is Happeo?
Happeo is not only an intranet specialist, but also an enterprise social network and collaboration platform that engages employees by sparking communication and collaboration. Happeo really turned the intranet world on its head. It’s three sections – Pages, Channels and People, enable the platform to better host dynamic content whilst simultaneously providing colleagues with the opportunity to interact both with the content and one another.
But before we get into all of the wonderful intricacies of Happeo, let’s discuss why you need an intranet.
Why have an intranet?
There are a plethora of reasons why an intranet should be an integral part of internal operations. Firstly, it provides one central location to store and access important information and documentation. This ensures that all employees have access to the same information and helps to achieve synergy across an organisation; as well as safeguarding company knowledge against staff turn over. In addition, studies have shown that effective intranets can contribute towards increased levels of employee engagement and productivity as they provide employees with the tools and information needed to perform successfully in their roles. Thirdly, an intranet can be a great vehicle for fostering and maintaining a strong company culture. This allows employees to get to know your brand and gives them an environment to share news and celebrate achievement.
As discussed, there are so many benefits to having a company intranet. However, organisations can only reap these benefits if their choice of intranet is effective. So, what makes Happeo such a great solution?
A huge advantage of Happeo is that you needn’t have any web development knowledge in order to create an intranet. Its drag and drop system allows you to quickly and easily create and populate pages. In addition, Happeo is highly customisable. You have control over the colour scheme, font and layout, meaning that you can design your intranet exactly the way you want. This is a really powerful way to bolster organisational culture and keep your employees engaged.
Levels of access across Happeo are fully customisable by admins, meaning that you have granular control over the site’s security. For example, you can create multiple pages and channels on a departmental basis. This allows you to ensure that the right people have access to the right content and allows users to avoid being bogged down with pages that may not be relevant to them.
Channels – User Generated Content
The channels section of Happeo acts as a built-in social media platform which employees can use to post updates and communicate with one another in real-time. By facilitating user-generated content, Happeo enables employees to build relationships with colleagues and engage with company news which, in turn, provokes higher levels of job satisfaction.
A popular feature in Channels is the announcement function. This allows posts to be turned into announcements, which users have to confirm that they have read. This post will be pinned at the top of the channel for a time period determined by you, giving it maximum visibility. Additionally, its author will receive Read Receipts detailing those who have read the post and can send reminders to those who have not. This is a really great feature which ensures that communications will never be missed.
The People section of Happeo is yet another feature which truly differentiates it from competitors. Here, users can find information such as organisational charts and contact information using the powerful search function. Moreover, contact cards give users the ability to email, call or start a Google Meet call directly from Happeo.
Google Workspace Integration
Happeo is designed specifically for Google Workspace, and so, offers robust integrations with all of your favourite Workspace tools. For example, you can add Workspace widgets which can display unread emails or calendar events and access files amongst many others all in one place. Happeo also adopts the same security settings as those in Google Workspace. This means that file permissions and levels of access are carried across, so your data is always protected.
To conclude, Happeo is a powerful intranet solution whose prodigious features incite employee engagement, interactivity and collaboration. If you’d like to find out how you can implement it in your organisation, get in touch.