Work has now started on developing a staff intranet system to provide a new channel for internal communication and collaboration, and help colleagues more easily access the information they need to do their jobs.
At the moment, staff information and news is published in multiple locations and on different platforms, including in various areas within the University website. The new Intranet will pull content into one place, making information easier to find and allowing you to stay up to date with what is happening across the University.
It is expected to launch before the summer and will have the following features:
- A new staff directory containing the main contact details and staff photos;
- An effective search function which will help you find the information you need more easily;
- News, notices and a special features section;
- Some of the most frequently requested information and mandatory policies that staff need to do their jobs.
But, this is just the first phase of our intranet development and once it has launched we will start to introduce further improvements and new features which could include online forms, social media elements and collaboration tools.
To provide you with flexibility in how you work, the Intranet will be available from anywhere, on any web enabled device. If you are on campus, the intranet homepage will be the first thing you see when you log on to your computer. If you are working away from the University, you will still be able to easily access the content and features using your username and password.
We have already conducted an audit of staff information on the University website and will be working with departments to identify the most frequently requested and mandatory information so we can make sure it is included from day one and, more importantly, make sure it is easy to find. Over the coming weeks we will be developing the structure, branding and design.
Watch out for further updates and for how you can get involved over the coming weeks.