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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Unified Search with Xendo
This month, we have kicked off a new partnership with Xendo. Xendo provides unified search across 26 different applications, including Salesforce, Google Drive and Dropbox. Users can now search across Socialcast content from within the Xendo Enterprise Search platform. The ability to search multiple applications from a single, unified search experience is important to improving employee productivity.… Read more »
Social Business Intelligence (SBI), Socialcast’s in-app analytics platform, is enabled for all Socialcast communities and has many great features that add tremendous value for community administrators.
Today, we would like to highlight some of the most useful SBI features that we think every admin should leverage to increase adoption and engagement in their Socialcast community.
The People Dashboard is a powerful tool to track community growth and adoption. This chart allows you to stay informed on community growth by looking at the number of invitations sent and new accounts created. You can easily see if your community is growing with increasing vigor or if you should take action to catalyze growth.… Read more »
This month, we’re releasing the last wave of our External Contributors enhancements (for now!). If you haven’t used this feature, we highly recommend trying it out in your community today. External collaboration with customers, vendors, partners, and contractors in a secure and private manner is vital to getting work done in the modern workplace, and a major reason why we’ve invested in enhancing our External Contributor feature. Many Socialcast customers are already leveraging this feature to foster a virtual, collaborative workspace with people outside of their organization.… Read more »
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 »
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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