We are introducing our new, modern intranet - a Communications hub site with about 10 spoke sites for our functional areas (HR, IT, Marketing, etc.). I have been trying to decide - should I make the hub site a "Home Site" - and - is it worth it?
My major concern is the search feature. Right now, when you search a site in the hub, you can then follow breadcrumbs from the site to the hub (all sites in the hub) and then out to the rest of the organization. With a Home Site - the search is tenant-wide which takes away the "first" search of our intranet hub. If someone is searching for an HR document, I don't want them to pull content first from random team sites throughout the organization - I want their first search to be our intranet.
Has anyone had any thoughts or experiences with the Home Site feature that might help me?
IMHO it will be worth with the upcoming improvements we will have in the integration of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. I also expect that at some point we will have back the SharePoint Online Home retired by Microsoft where Home site had an important place