Club Med announced its partnership with Facebook last year, December 2015 to launch Facebook’s newest product, “Facebook at Work” – targeted to allow businesses to create internal social networks to develop a collaborative digital workplace.
On March 31, 2016, Facebook at Work was officially launched at the Club Med Regional Headquarters in Singapore which was graced by Ramesh Gopalkrishnan, Head of APAC at Facebook at work, thus making Club Med the first global tourism corporation in the world to integrate this new level of connectivity in the workplace.
The freshly introduced online platform is also available on mobile devices. Having started off with 1,000 Club Med employees in December 2015, the company is all set to roll out to Club Med’s 13,000 employees in more than 40 countries around the world this year.
Facebook at Work is a version of Facebook intended for business and is a ground-breaking tool that is changing the way employees communicate. For Club Med, operating in 66 resorts and present in the five continents, Facebook at Work will help connect all of the teams – representing more than 110 different nationalities, with the goal of sharing and enhancing the overall guest experience.
Being the pioneer of introducing the all-inclusive package and breaking the general perception of how the public viewed a regular vacation, Club Med prides its unique resort experience on its multicultural and multilingual Club Med resort staff, or more commonly known as Gentle Organisers (G.Os).
Anne Browaeys-Level, Chief Digital Marketing Officer at Club Méditerranée, stated:
“We are proud to be the first global tourism company to deploy “Facebook at Work”. Our mission is to please our customers when they stay at Club Med resorts. This mission feeds our employee culture, where we strive to be transparent, multicultural and innovative. We’re always looking for new ways of fostering this culture across the whole company. “Facebook at Work” is a user-friendly mobile tool which will be essential to contribute to pooling ideas and innovation at Club Med, creating a more productive workplace.”
Club Méditerranée revolutionized how people think about holidays by creating high-end all-inclusive holidays with no constraints. With this same pioneering spirit, “Facebook at Work” will help transform the way Club Med teams communicate and collaborate with each other.
User-friendly “Facebook at Work”, based on the Facebook application (with the same “like”, “chat”, “survey”, translation, etc. functionalities), is devised for mobile use and increases ten-fold the possibilities for pooling ideas and innovation by employees, who will be able to contact each other via their mobile phones, tablets or computers across time zones, languages and platforms. Therefore, all members of the company will be connected from Gentle Organizers (G.Os) to members of the General Management Committee, in the four corners of the world.
Julien Codorniou, Director of Global Platform Partnerships from Facebook, Paris, stated:
“We believe a connected workplace is more productive and collaborative. “Facebook at Work” is a simple way for employees to work together and share ideas, and we are proud to be working with Club Med to truly connect all their employees across the globe, regardless of time zones, languages and devices.
Sylvie Brisson, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Club Med, Paris HQ, stated:
“We work to make our colleagues’ everyday life easier. With “Facebook at work”, we will be all connected in a more fluid way, favouring the cooperation on projects, ideas propositions that each and every one will enrich: a new proximity for the company, that also offers visibility to each collaborator.”
Club Med is the worldwide leader in upscale personalised holidays. Their premium all-inclusive holidays allow guests the freedom to enjoy the wide variety of services and activities that Resorts offer, be it on their own or with others.