Interact Intranet winners at Ragan Communications Awards

We’re really excited to announce that three Interact Intranet customers have been winners in the Ragan 2012 Employee Communications Awards – congratulations to Glasgow Housing Association, Superdrug and Business Environment.

Glasgow Housing Association were awarded first place for their intranet in the category ‘Best Value Intranet to Employees‘ who after just 10 months since they started using Interact Intranet. They beat stiff competition from hundreds of entries world-wide.

The success they have achieved via their intranet, ‘Holmes’, is testament to a phased approach to social change; shifting their organisation’s behavior from top down communication to encouraging collaboration, which has turned traditional problems into opportunities.

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Judges were really impressed that 88 per cent of Glasgow Housing Association’s employees visit the intranet more than eight times each day with blog posts getting an average of 1,000 views each. They also noted that a recent blog asking people to choose a charity of the year received 80 comments.

Wendy Jordan, Internal Communications Executive said:

I was literally speechless when I heard that Holmes had won the Ragan Award for ‘Best Value to Employees’. We were delighted that our little intranet had taken on global brands like Disney, Emirates and Dominoes – and won!

The award is recognition for the years of work that went into building our intranet, the staff engagement both pre and post launch and the great partnership we have with Interact.

Holmes will continue to grow and evolve, we’ll keep a close eye on industry developments and involve our staff in making sure Holmes continues to be of value to them.”

Superdrug and Business Environment were also awarded honourable mentions for their intranet’s, with Superdrug for ‘Best Value to Employees’ and Business Environment, ‘Best Social Intranet.’

Congratulations to all of our customers!