People love to look at pictures – sometimes of themselves. Microsoft Outlook has had the capability of a contact photo for years, but it was rarely populated in many workplace settings.
Adding photos to stories about people is a worthwhile effort, albeit the occasional nuisance. Get in the habit of taking an informal photo of new hires, and of refreshing the photos at company events. Allow users to supply their own — provided that they use the intranet themselves to do so.
Photo credit: Library and Archives Canada via Flickr