Nestlé has announced that it has adopted Facebook's business connectivity platform - Workplace - as its global internal communication tool.
'The move is a part of the company’s commitment to empowering people, and sustaining a high-performance culture by offering employees a more flexible working environment,' the confectionary giant said in a statement.
“Nestlé is a people-first environment. We really rely on our talented teams to manage more than 2,000 Nestlé brands worldwide," said Chris Johnson, executive vice-president of Nestlé.
“We help our employees develop and we give them the right tools, so Workplace is a perfect fit.”
The company initiated the process around nine months ago, and currently, around 210,000 Nestlé employees use the platform to connect and collaborate to turn good ideas into products.
It offers Facebook features such as news feed, groups, chat, events and live streams, as well as seamless mobile integration.
Other features include live video that enables managers to connect directly with employees from different locations.
“As the global work landscape continues to change and the demand for better collaboration, best-of-breed IT and mobile-first work increases, we are honoured to partner with a company like Nestlé to help employees work together to allow for more innovation,” Julien Codorniou, the vice-president of Workplace by Facebook, said.
Workplace’s easy-to-use features, ease of access, and the ability to connect everyone have resulted in greater internal engagement and faster responses from employees, the company said.
In the first phase, the tool was incorporated in Mexico, Brazil, the Middle East, and South Africa, where the company witnessed 25 times higher engagement per post, and a very high rate of use on mobile devices.
While a large majority of users at Nestlé has now joined the Workplace platform, the rollout will continue throughout 2019.
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