Building the social network at work

Installing software is one thing — getting employees to use it is another
By Melissa Campeau
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/10/2016

In mid-October, social networking giant Facebook launched Workplace, its new at-work platform. The technology joins a long list of rivals including Slack, Yammer, Chatter, Hipchat and Jive, plus messaging apps for mobile workers such as Beekeeper and Zinc.

“Increasing digitization and globalization of work is transforming how, when and where we collaborate across teams and with our clients,” says Karen Pelletier, Accenture’s Canadian business operations and workplace solutions lead in Ottawa.

“Digital tools will enable work to happen anywhere,” she says, and help to “spark collaboration between clients and teams.”