Workplace by Facebook is introducing Workplace Profiles – connectivity tools that combine to create a new kind of company directory for employees.
Facebook’s Workplace says that “45% of decision-makers believe a company-wide people search is a ‘must have’ business tool.” It’s a tool that enables both people and the teams they make up to build a better professional relationship and “be more productive.” To help colleagues connect and find out more about each other, Facebook’s Workplace is launching Profiles.
Workplace Profiles is a company directory that allows “people and teams to connect and build meaningful professional relationships so they can be more productive.” The new personalised profiles will provide deeper connections between colleagues allowing them to interact with each other in other ways. For one, they can search and find anyone in their organisation fast.
Facebook wants to make it easier for people to learn more about their coworkers. Not just where they sit and what their name is… but also what they do at work and what they like to do after work as well. Profiles is an easy way for people to “visualize and interact with the entire organization” and a one-click way to connect via Workplace Chat to anyone in the organisation.
Profiles now offer:
- Support for multiple phone numbers & extensions so anyone is only a click and a call away
- Division & Organization fields on profiles so your organization can provide more details about roles, responsibilities, and skills
- A biography section on your Workplace profile to share a little more about yourself with your colleagues
To celebrate your colleagues, Workplace will remind you if your colleague’s work anniversary or birthday comes up. You can use celebratory GIFs and stickers as well!
Workplace admins have control over People Profiles. They can control which fields should be visible or hidden from Workplace and who can edit profile fields.
Rest assured that only admins, users or an identity provider can make edits. To make community management easier, admins can now edit a user profile directly from their profile page.