Socialcast blogs bring you the latest trends and best practices for enterprise social networks, to help you harness them to boost productivity, employee satisfaction, and business performance across your organization. Drawing on our own and others’ experience and insights, we’ll provide you with a stream of fresh ideas, stimulating insights, and thought-provoking commentary. We invite you to participate in the dialogue.
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Socialcast + Workday: HR’s Dream Come True

|   Feb 25, 2015
With 2014 in our rearview mirrors, many workplace conversations are turning to performance reviews. Employees are racking their brains trying to document all of their accomplishments over the past 12 months, and people managers have the equally daunting task of acknowledging the successes of all of their direct reports. At VMware, we’ve developed an integration between Socialcast and Workday that is helping us to alleviate these very real pain points, and save countless man hours in the process. By integrating our 18,500-member Socialcast community with our HR platform, we’ve made it easy for both employees and people managers to account for all of the hard work performed across the organization over the course of the year. Socialcast comes built with a feature called Thanks, which allows members of the community to publicly recognize others for exemplary work by sending them a personalized badge.… Read more »

Placeholder polyfill for IE < 10

|   Feb 19, 2015
Placeholders for old IE The placeholder attribute is a great way to provide some hint text to help users as they're filling out your form, or as a complete replacement for traditional headers/labels that describe each field in a form. But, since it's not supported in Internet Explorer 9, you can't use placeholders without a polyfill, otherwise those old IE users won't know what each field is. In this article, I'll describe how you can create a placeholder polyfill which will provide the exact same experience that you'd get with the placeholder attribute in modern browsers. This polyfill will work on <input>… Read more »

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Feature Updates: January 2015

|   Jan 28, 2015
The Socialcast team is proud to introduce the highly anticipated 'Share' and 'Skills Finder' feature this month. We are also continuing to enhance our External Contributor feature from both a usability and administrative perspective. Read more about our updates for January* below: 1. Share Interesting or important posts within the Stream can stir up lots of conversation, and sometimes you may want to continue that dialogue amongst a different network of colleagues, such as your followers, a specific group, or an individual.… Read more »

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Feature Updates: December 2014

|   Dec 30, 2014
To close out 2014, we have some great feature additions and enhancements, including a Town Hall Calendar integration and updates to our External Contributor feature. Collaborating with vendors, contractors, or customers in a secure and private setting couldn't get easier. Check out Socialcast’s newest updates for the month of December* and let us know what you think! 1. Town Hall Calendar Integration Town Halls are a great way to bring executives and employees together in a moderated, real-time conversation inside your Socialcast community.… Read more »

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Feature Updates: November 2014

|   Nov 26, 2014
Check out Socialcast’s newest feature additions, fixes, and updates for the month of November*: 1. New Message Notification in Stream Real-time updates of the Socialcast stream are great at keeping you informed with timely information, but they can also be disruptive in a highly active community. In the past, you may have gotten frustrated when you were deeply engrossed in a long thread and the stream jumped once a new message got posted, forcing you to lose your spot.Good news!… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com