Nestlé adopts Workplace by Facebook
Nestlé has adopted Workplace by Facebook as its global internal communication tool, to connect its workforce and better serve consumers. Today, around 210,000 of its employees worldwide use the platform to connect and collaborate, with deployment expected to continue through 2019.
The first wave of market adoption including Mexico, Brazil, the Middle East and South Africa saw 25 times higher engagement per post and very high rate of use on mobile devices. Since the majority of company employees are active on the platform, Nestle has seen higher internal engagement and faster responses with Workplace in addition to experiencing better collaboration, experimentation and idea and information sharing among staff.
Workplace offers familiar Facebook features such as News Feed, Groups, Chat, events and live streams, as well as seamless mobile integration. Amongst other advantages, managers can use Live video to connect directly with employees at different locations and sales teams can also use Workplace for daily check-ins.
Nestlé Executive Vice President Chris Johnson, said: “Nestlé is a people-first environment. We really rely on our talented teams to manage more than 2,000 Nestlé brands worldwide. We help our employees develop and we give them the right tools, so Workplace is a perfect fit.”
The company said the adoption of Workplace is part of Nestlé’s commitment to empower people and sustain a high-performance culture. The company is moving more and more to offer open office configurations and more flexible working environments.
Filippo Catalano, Chief Information Officer at Nestlé: “Today, using Workplace by Facebook we are able to give our employees across the globe a platform to build connections, enabling faster and more engaging sharing of information.”
Julien Codorniou, vice president of Workplace by Facebook said, “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 honored to partner with a company like Nestlé to help employees work together to allow for limitless innovation.”