Enterprise social media gains traction with Facebook launch

Companies tout benefits of new employee communications tool
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2017

As a Canadian company with many locations “in the middle of nowhere,” Grieg Seafood BC decided Workplace by Facebook was an ideal solution for isolated workers.

The salmon farming company plans to launch the full platform (it is currently in a pilot-testing phase) for about 700 employees worldwide later this month to coincide with its 25th anniversary, according to Alina Constantin, HR manager in Vancouver.

“Our company has a lot of remote locations, especially here in Canada,” she said. “We have a lot of farms on the east coast and west coast of Vancouver Island, so it’s quite challenging to keep in touch, so we are hoping that the platform will make it easier for us to reach out to these locations.”