Badly-designed intranets cost employers thousands

Poorly-designed
and inefficient company intranet systems are costing employers thousands of
pounds per employee and hampering internal communication.

Company
intranets are also increasingly being used as ‘information dumping grounds’
that waste time and money, according to research by Mercer.

Nick
Thorpe, european partner at the consultancy, said intranets were being used as
repositories for information of little value and of little use to employees.

The
research found that a poor system can hold up staff twice as long as a
well-designed one.

It
also calculated that the wasted time cost around £1,000 per employee, totalling
more than £1m for every 1,000 staff.

www.mercer.com

By Ross Wigham

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