audiences : Employees

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Sustainability Corner: Carpooling

November 15th, 2022

Read about how Powell Intranet contributes to creating positive environmental changes through its Carpooling tool. ...

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Sustainability Corner: Second-Hand Market

November 15th, 2022

The Second-Hand Swap Market on Powell Intranet contributes to driving positive social and environmental impact ...

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How to Create a SharePoint Site Both IT & Employees Will Love?

August 18th, 2022

Creating a SharePoint site that employees love using and IT teams can easily manage is a challenge. While end-users want an attractive, easy-to-use intranet, IT teams can’t always achieve this because of SharePoint limitations. ...

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Workplace of the Future – Is it the End of the Office?

January 12th, 2022

The 20s have been a historic decade and caused a revolution in the way people work. As employees thrive in remote work the question arises – is it the end of the office? ...

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Episode 20: Should we all be working weekends?

November 10th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we ask if you would like to be able to work seven days a week? Is time off at weekends non-negotiable, or should all jobs be flexible enough to get some of your hours done at weekends? ...

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Episode 19: The ‘Great Resignation’ goes global

November 3rd, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss how the number of people quitting their jobs has hit record numbers in the US. The so-called “Great Resignation”, or the “Big Quit”, is impacting all industries and it is going global. ...

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Can Hybrid Work Help Employee Productivity?

September 13th, 2021

The hybrid workplace is growing in popularity, but this move to more flexible working is hindered by concerns over employee productivity. While remote workers can face challenges research actually supports the hybrid model which better meets employees’ needs and ultimately can improve in offic...

Webinar

Webinar: Generate Ideas & Fuel Employee Inventiveness with the Ideation Hub!

August 30th, 2021

Employees are the most powerful source of knowledge for any organization and capitalizing on their collective intelligence can foster significant results, producing great ideas. ...

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Episode 11: Horizons Broaden for Digital Nomads

August 11th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss why digital nomadism is increasingly popular, with workers, some earning very nicely, taking to the open road, or the high seas, in camper vans, sailing yachts, or simply cruising from city to city to get a taste of a different culture while m...

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Episode 10: Homeworkers Head Back to the Office for Free Aircon

July 28th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we’re talking about how workers have been heading back to the office, but is it just for the air conditioning? Many others are running for the hills, looking for new jobs because their companies failed to invest in the right technology to facilitate hybr...

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Episode 8: Going YOLO and the Growth of Freelancing

July 7th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we discover why more and more workers are going YOLO – the philosophy that You Only Live Once – and ditching their jobs for new adventures. But is Freelancing the best way to achieve dreams of independence? More than a third of the 26 million ...

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Episode 7: Salesforce Wants its Employees Out On the Ranch

June 30th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we discuss how Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants to buy a ranch as a new location for meetings and team building, and apparently, he’s taken his inspiration from Disney. As office workers shudder at the idea of returning to their desks in city offices, th...

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Episode 6: What is Happening to Entry-Level Jobs and Middle Managers?

June 23rd, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we’re discussing how the number of entry-level positions has been declining rapidly over the last decade, a trend that has accelerated in the last 12 months. The demand for tech skills has never been higher, something higher education will have to factor ...

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Episode 3: Commuting to Work, Mental Health, and Financial Savings

June 2nd, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we ask if the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) going to drive us back from home comforts to the hustle and bustle of the office? What’s certain is that a return to the shared workplace means a return to the commute and whether this has a positive or negative im...

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Innovation Vision: Building an Inclusive Digital Workplace

May 5th, 2021

Our COO Jean-Pierre Vimard shares his innovation vision, a vision that has helped build an inclusive digital workplace shaped by our clients. From a company intranet designed to leverage Office 365 investments to a complete digital workplace that improves the employee experience, our solutions are c...

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Remote Working Productivity: 4 Tips and Tricks

March 31st, 2021

It wasn’t long ago that remote working was seen as a novelty. A lucky few were able to take advantage of work-from-home perks, but only if they had a remote job. Even pre-pandemic, the number of people working from home was steadily increasing at a rate of 10% per year over the past decade.   ...

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Discover the Virtual Coffee Machine for Remote Workers 

January 18th, 2021

As employees continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, Powell Software has been working on ways to bring the best of office life online.    ...

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Digital Wellbeing and the Digital Workplace

December 4th, 2020

Employee mental and physical wellbeing is becoming more important than ever. But there’s a new topic facing managers – digital wellbeing. ...

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5 Essential Microsoft Teams Apps and Integrations

October 20th, 2020

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform offering instant chat, video calls, and information sharing capabilities. However, many don’t realize its full potential, sticking to messaging, and not truly embracing its features. To get the most from the platform, Microsoft Teams apps can be integrated...

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How Microsoft Teams New Features are Tackling Employee Wellbeing 

October 1st, 2020

Although many of us have adapted well to working from home, there are some things that the virtual office lacks. After remote working for several months, employees are starting to miss things they never thought they would. With many companies now deciding to transition to hybrid work fully it’s time...

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When to Use Yammer vs. Teams: 5 Common Scenarios

August 25th, 2020

If your company uses the Microsoft 365 workplace productivity suite, chances are you turn to Teams for most of your daily internal communication needs. But Teams is far from the only way to have conversations with your coworkers. Another app within Microsoft 365, Yammer, facilitates larger-scale con...

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17 Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks You Didn’t Know You Needed

August 18th, 2020

So you’ve learned the ropes of Microsoft Teams and overcome the hurdles of staying in touch with your coworkers from afar. But are you really making the most out of your Teams experience? This single app is in fact a workplace productivity hub that can help you achieve everyday tasks in less time. W...

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Flex Desk, the new widget for hot desking

June 16th, 2020

Ensuring that your employees can adapt to hybrid working can be complicated. The Flex Desk widget from Powell Software makes it easier, allowing employees to hot-desk and book their spaces before coming into the office. ...

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The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

May 26th, 2020

The rapid onset of COVID-19 gave us very little time to prepare for what few anticipated would be a permanent shift in the future of work. Companies dove headfirst into the digital workplace, rapidly adapting to new tools and habits. While the first few weeks were incredibly demanding, most have now...

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