New role and a change of direction


Yes I am known for my work with SharePoint, Office 365 and intranets. But it is intranets, digital workplace, enterprise social networks, internal community management and collaboration that I will now be focusing on. From June 19 2017, I am taking up an exciting full time role as Intranet Community Manager with Fenergo, the growing Fintech company based in Dublin. The platform they currently use is Jive Software which will be a new challenge for me and one I am really looking forward to. So SharePoint will take a bit of a back seat for a while as I switch platforms.     »» Continue reading

I need a freelance SharePoint/O365 Developer

I need a freelance SharePoint Online developer to work with on some projects. Could be small stuff (few hours work) or bigger stuff. This is mostly OOTB dev and clever things that I either can’t do or haven’t got the time to learn and figure out.

Good design, branding and CSS skills in SharePoint would be very useful. Search, JS link and other tricks would be helpful. Location doesn’t really matter these days. If you have Skype that would be great.

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Get your SME online trading voucher in Ireland

Online Trading Voucher logoThe Online Trading Voucher Scheme offers small businesses the opportunity to develop their website or digital marketing strategy by availing of vouchers of up to €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure.

[Update – 1 July 2015]

LEO Fingal had a great seminar on how to start and boost your online presence and was aimed at small businesses. The session was run by Noel Davidson of QED training and it was very informative even for someone of my experience! Noel focused on WordPress for building a site which is a tool I know a lot about.

The Local Enterprise Boards are offering the great vouchers programme for small businesses to develop their web presence.     »» Continue reading

Video: SharePoint Information Architecture for End Users

The people from the European SharePoint Conference regularly run webinars on all aspects of SharePoint (surprisingly) and Office 365. They had a training week recently which was great (members only but registration is quick). One of the sessions was about SharePoint information archictecture from Marwan Tarek. Now, there is nothing majorly new here but it was a great summary of how to manage documents in SharePoint by thinking about the metadata and the views. Oh, I love views in SharePoint. They are so useful.

Here’s the video:
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Cut the drivel – plain English for internal communications

Cut the drivel – plain English for internal communications. My guest post for Newsweaver was published recently. It’s always been a major issue with me how content and writing appears online. Jargon, legalise, business bullshit and HR speak sadly dominate especially with content for employees. It makes for poor for internal communications.


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Facebook at work – a quick round up

facebook-at-workOK, the internet is in a bit of a tizzy about the new business related service ‘Facebook at Work’ from, well, yes Facebook. It was initially uncovered a few months back and lot was written about it then.

There are a number of interesting articles written on it though full details are not available. We do have some images though and the mobile app seems to be the focus which is certainly of interest.

From what I can see, I would say that Facebook are going to focus on the SME and start-up businesses. Enterprises with thousands of employees are not going to be keen on this as it just opens up too many potential issues.     »» Continue reading

My 3 1/2 beliefs about internal communications

These are my core beliefs for internal communications. It is all about people. It is not about technology. But technology is a key element in improving, managing and measuring communications. But ultimately it is all about people.  Find out more about how I can improve internal communcations in your organisation here.

Andrew Gilleran and internal communications

My 3 and a half beliefs about internal communications

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Five good internal communications articles this week

A few useful and interesting articles on internal communications, employee engagement and enterprise social networking (ESN) to cast your eyes over this week. The first one on Netflex is certainly worth taking time to have a look at. And Bertrand Duperrin is always good value for thought provoking articles on the subject of social in the workplace.

How Netflix Reinvented HR (long read)

What’s wrong with social collaboration?

How to become a Yammer power user in less than 1 hour

How employee retention impacts the bottom line

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