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The year has had an excellent start for the communication and collaborative tools of Hager Group. The new version of the intranet launched in May 2012, hagernet2.0, was recently ranked among the ten best intranets in the world. This recognition comes from an authoritative independent research, training and consulting group, the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g), the principal Dr. Jakob Nielsen participated along with the select committee of experts.
This prestigious distinction, awarded annually since 2001, rewards the work of a cross-disciplinary team of colleagues from various departments and countries. According to Philippe Dennler, project leader and Corporate IT Manager: “the intranet project aims to encourage the development of new ideas, support the internationalisation of Hager Group and simplify employees’ daily work. This is why hagernet2.0 draws some of its inspiration from web 2.0 technologies and why, among other things, it allows real-time construction of networks across international borders for colleagues and projects.”
Nielsen Norman Group made no mistake and these criteria were weighed-up when selecting our intranet: “The designers [of hagernet2.0] opted for clear solutions and optimised the space on the home page, inviting contributors to find out more from their first glance onwards. Moreover, the various sections of the site, including information on colleagues, are easily accessible, allowing employees to work together effectively”, said Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group principal and worldwide renowned expert.
The strengths of hagernet2.0 and the story of its genesis are described in the report “Intranet Design Annual 2013: The Year’s 10 Best Intranets” internationally published by Nielsen Norman Group. Hager Group received the NN/g distinction alongside such well-known companies as AT&T and Luzerner Kantonalbank in 2013, joining previous years’ winners such as BASF, Daimler Chrysler, HSBC, Ikea and Wal-Mart.
The company which has built its success on innovation for its customers is now also recognised for its capacity to innovate for its employees.
About Nielsen Norman Group
Nielsen Norman Group (http://www.nngroup.com) in an evidence-based user experience research, training and consulting firm that advises companies on how to improve the bottom line through human-centered design of products and services. NN/g principals Jakob Nielsen, Don Norman and Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini are each world-renowned user experience experts who were advocating human-centered design and usability long before it became popular to do so. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, NN/g evaluates interfaces of all kinds and guides the critical design decisions that make websites, applications, intranets and products achieve their full potential for businesses and their users.
About Hager Group
Hager Group is a leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.
As an independent family-owned and run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry's innovation leaders. 11,400 employees generate a turnover of 1.6 billion euros (2012). Our components and applications are produced in 22 locations around the globe and customers in more than 80 countries all over the world trust in them.