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Justus Beek op 16 June 2022

The three trends shaping the future of the social intranet

The three trends shaping the future of the social intranet. A social intranet is a platform that centralises a company's employee…

Robert-Jan op 16 June 2022

How you can improve your organisational health in the new world of work

At a time when remote or hybrid working has become more of a rule than an exception, it’s becoming more and more difficult to develop…

Bart op 03 May 2022

Create your own career, at Plek

As a functional consultant at Plek you get the freedom to discover for yourself how you can make Plek better. We asked a number of our…

Merel op 14 April 2022

Don't let knowledge go to waste, use Plek as an internal Wikipedia

Within the walls of an organisation, a lot of knowledge floats. This is in employees' heads, written down in notepads, tucked away in Word…

Lizz op 24 March 2022

Reboarding at Plek: Going back to work with confidence!

Lizz is a consultant at Plek, she has been coaching our clients a lot about onboarding. Besides onboarding, our platform can also be used…

Robert-Jan op 16 March 2022

How to use a data-driven personalised conversation to boost engagement

The ‘data & conversational’-revolution now enters the field of employee engagement. The impact of this revolution for ‘listening-strategies…

Jesper List op 04 March 2022

Connect Plek with more than 750 apps via Zapier

Did you know that it's possible to link Plek with more than 750 other applications without technical knowledge? You can easily do this via…

Marlou op 10 February 2022

Digital onboarding, how does it work?

You've known about 'onboarding' for a long time, obviously. The big change in this area is that the introduction and familiarisation of new…

Esther op 03 January 2022

Looking for more clout during corona

Working from home: from luxury to necessity. The corona virus caused organizations to switch to remote working at lightning speed. This…

Marlou op 22 November 2021

The success of RTMnet. Four insights about the implementation at Rotterdam The Hague Airport

Did you miss Frankwatching's Digital Workspace Event ? In this blog we list the most important insights from Rotterdam The Hague Airport…

Aron op 14 November 2021

Successfully reboarding your employees: five tips

Help your employees to feel welcome at the office again. We give you 5 tips for a successful reboarding. Number one: Involve everybody Start…

Bart op 01 November 2021

Plek joins Digital Workspace Event

Will you also join us on November 9 to hear how Rotterdam The Hague Airport uses Plek for onboarding, reaching and involving its employees…

Marlou op 22 October 2021

7 benefits of onboarding on a digital platform

Did you know that with a lousy onboarding experience, you are twice as likely to risk new employees leaving your organization? A good…

Marlou op 15 October 2021

The three pitfalls of onboarding

A good start for a new employee, that's what everyone wants. But how do you do it exactly, and what do you have to pay attention to? We…

Bart op 30 September 2021

A new platform for Bam-mam

Since the end of July, Bam-mam, the association that brings Single Mothers by Choice together, is already the fiftieth organisation active…

Bart op 02 August 2021

FloreoKids opts for short lines in the organisation

Childcare organisation FloreoKids has been using Plek for over two months, which is why we were curious about their experiences…

Bart op 30 July 2021

Take your time, turn on the holiday snooze!

You pulled out all the stops to get things done in your last week. And then you left everything behind and went on a holiday. Or... did you…

Laura op 12 July 2021

Connect and engage your employees with the Plek app

In the wide range of modern communication tools, it has become indispensable: the employee app. At Plek we understand that online…

Marlou op 30 April 2021

BranchePartners joins forces with Plek

BranchePartners and Plek have joined forces. Thanks to this unique cooperation, dealer associations have access to a safe, international and…

Michiel op 12 April 2021

Kickstart your Plek with our unique implementation

If you choose Plek, we will help you with the rollout of your own platform. As a consultant, I help organisations with the implementation…

Rik op 01 April 2021

Discover the new home office features of Plek!

It's time to evaluate, a good year after the first lockdown. In the vital sectors, they still work very hard to cure as many patients as…

Bart op 16 March 2021

One year of working from home: the breakthrough of hybrid working

Today is the National Work from Home Day. It is exactly one year ago that we started working from home in large numbers. This so-called…

Marlou op 27 January 2021

Are you still privacyproof?

Personal details of citizens who needed help from government institutions, medical information of people who had themselves tested on COVID…

Bart op 18 January 2021

How to survive Blue Monday, and all the Mondays that follow

Today is Blue Monday: the most depressing day of the year, according to research by Cliff Arnall . The phenomenon does not really exist, it…

Aron op 17 May 2020

Online onboarding during corona, how to get started?

Our new online marketeer Aron van Diepen has just completed his first week at Plek. Starting a new job, now that we are all obliged to work…

Marlou op 29 November 2019

The 5 benefits of a social intranet

A social intranet connects people, across the boundaries of teams, departments and organizations. Because a social intranet provides you…

Rik op 11 September 2019

Onboarding is a necessity if you want new employees to stick around

At Plek we believe in a warm welcome for new employees. We spend time to get to know new colleagues and we ensure that they are able to find…

Bart op 12 July 2019

A smoke-free UMCG

As of 1 January 2019, the UMCG (University Medical Center Groningen) will become a smoke-free environment. Because the subject of smoking…

Marlou op 29 May 2019

‘Privacy and internal communication? It starts with common sense.’

An efficient organization stands or falls on smooth communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing. A social intranet brings all of…

Marlou op 08 May 2019

How to manage information overload?

More than 2,1 million employees in Holland suffer information overload. In a world with data is unlimited and always available, information…

Marlou op 27 March 2019

Intranet Conference 2019

You might have seen a few pictures of our eye-catching stand. With two rappers, a few scaffolds and building company TBI-Infra we can…

Marlou op 22 February 2019

Why PlekApp and WhatsApp can help you with your work-life balance

New group: "Birthday Joost". Group message: “Hi everybody, we would like to buy a gift for Joost. Who is in? I will send you some useful…

Marlou op 07 February 2019

Plek receives ISO 27001 certification for information security

We are super proud! Information security, privacy and protection of sensitive business date have always played an important role in our…

Marlou op 07 February 2019

Onboarding #4: Stay in touch

In our previous blog about onboarding we explained how to make your onboarding process official and how to implement it in your…

Marlou op 08 January 2019

Onboarding #3: Official integration

In our previous blogs on onboarding we explained how a roadmap can help every new employee find their place in the organization (online and…

Marlou op 18 December 2018

The 9 behavioral glasses you need to make a success out of your social intranet

Introducing a social intranet in an organization often constitutes a major change. It takes time and it's not always easy to get everyone…

Marlou op 04 December 2018

Onboarding #2: From introduction to diving in at the deep end

In our previous blog about onboarding we shared some shocking results with regard to new employees' first few months on the job. Among…

Bart op 08 November 2018

Onboarding #1: Why you need onboarding

Bringing in the ideal new employee isn't easy. You're doing all you can do: an enticing vacancy, extensive screening, solid job interviews…

Aron op 19 October 2018

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Once upon a time, this guy named Mark Zuckerberg visited the Plek demo and thought 'Hey, that's great stuff. We must have this!' He clicked…

Aron op 03 October 2018

7 things you missed from the radio interview with Plek

We needed a change of scenery for a while, so we visited the radio studio of New Business Radio. Managing Director Rik Mulder and Technical…

Bart op 27 September 2018

De Keet: TBI Infra's Plek is 'super chill'

"Intranet? Nobody ever looks at that, right?" Well, they do if you take the right approach. An accessible, simple and smart platform gets…

Rik op 27 June 2018

How to make your colleagues quit WhatsApp - five tips

German tire manufacturer Continental - with 235,000 employees worldwide - is taking some serious measures: WhatsApp on work phones is now…

Niki op 05 June 2018

How does Plek deal with GDPR and what does this mean for your organization?

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation - AVG or Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming in Dutch) has entered into force in May. A…

Rik op 15 May 2018

Privacy in business chats: do you have everything sorted out?

Can an employer access employees' chat conversations? Has your organization implemented rules and regulations with regard to employee…

Rik op 19 April 2018

How to avoid social media pitfalls in internal communications

From across Europe they came to Copenhagen: the communication professionals of the IABC , the International Association of Business…

Peter op 15 March 2018

Guest blog by Peter Staal: The advantages of crossing departmental boundaries

The arrival of social intranets has enabled employees to connect and work with people from outside their own department or organization. But…