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Nestle adopts Workplace by Facebook worldwide

Workplace by Facebook has scored another big one. This time it’s Nestle, adopting Workplace as its global internal communication tool to connect its workforce and better serve its customers.

The announcement comes as the latest and largest wave of employees join the platform, which according to Facebook, started only nine months ago. As of today, around 210,000 of its employees worldwide use the platform to connect and collaborate. Nestle says with the majority of employees active on the platform, Workplace is already making huge impact – internal engagement is higher and responses are faster. People are experimenting and collaborating more, as well as sharing information and ideas.

There’s a substantial list of Malaysian companies using the platform too including Axiata, Mydin, Gamuda and AirAsia, as well as global brands like Campbell’s, WWF, Spotify, Heineken, and more.

The beauty about Workplace is that it’s familiar. It offers familiar Facebook features such as News Feed, Groups, Chat, events and live streams, and of course, seamless mobile integration. It’s easy to use and helps connect employees no matter where they are. Managers can use Live video to connect directly with employees at different locations, while sales teams can use the platform for daily check-ins and to share information.

Facebook said the first wave of market adoption in markets like Mexico, Brazil, the Middle East and South Africa saw 25 times higher engagement per post and extremely high rate of mobile usage.

“Nestle 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,” said Nestle Executive Vice President Chris Johnson.

Nestle’s move to Workplace is part of the company’s commitment to empower people and sustain a high-performance culture. As part of its transformative drive, the company is also moving to offer open office configurations and more flexible working environments. It’s also a great example of the company embracing the best technology and systems.

Workplace by Facebook provides a platform for organisations to communicate and collaborate. The powerful platform combines next-generation technology and easy-to-use, familiar features. Learn more about Workplace by Facebook here.

In November last year, Facebook also rolled out Safety Check for Workplace, an enterprise version of the Safety Check feature on the consumer Facebook app. It helps companies to monitor the safety of employees during emergencies.

There’s also a Workplace version for non-profits and educational institutions called Workplace for Good. Learn more here.

By Vernon

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