There is no debate that online social networking has become a key and powerful medium in today’s society. There has been a movement towards internal online social networks for some time now, and new online networking companies are eager to grab a piece of the rising pie.


Is your company ready for an internal social network?

  • Yammer and other internal social networks provide a user-friendly medium to connect and stay in contact with peers and upper management.
  • Drowning in emails? Internal social networks take the hassle out of and time spent on keeping track of conversations and organizing your inbox since everything is organized into conversations.
  • Flattens the hierarchical chain of command through improved vertical communications.
  • Increases visible communication and improvescollaboration: cost-savings in projects and enhances access to information, feedback and expertise. Synergize with your team.
  • Engage Generation Y: It may actually enhance your young workers’ engagement since they would be able to easily contact all team members in a relevant social medium.

Things to look for in your search for an internal social networking medium:

  1. A service provider that is encrypted to ensure the security and privacy of your information.
    • SSL/TLS and connected over HTTPS
  2. A fun and easy user-interface! They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but what the site looks like and how easy it is to navigate and use, will definitely impact employee usage. You want an ultra-user-friendly interface that will in itself bring employees back-in. It’s all downhill from there.
    Low to Medium price. You do not have to spend hundreds per month to get the bang for your buck.

Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Yammer (our top choice!)
  • Google Apps
  • Group tweet
  • SharePoint
  • BloomFire (higher price-end)


For more information, please email [email protected].

Let us help make you an employee of choice!

Shelley Brown
Bromelin People Practices