Harris Farm Markets

Harris Farm Markets is devoted to helping Australians experience the joy of food. Over the past 50 years, the business has expanded to 26 stores across Australia and is home to over 2,600 employees.

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Industry

Retail

Company size

2,600+

Region

APAC

Challenges

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was vital for the company to deliver information quickly (and in multiple languages), bring teams together and support employees through a busy and stressful period.

Why Workplace?

Harris Farm Markets chose Workplace because it’s a mobile-first solution that’s quick to deploy, has intuitive features and can be used by employees that don’t have a corporate email address. It can also automatically translate content for a diverse workforce.

Results

57%of the organisation created an account in just two business days

80%adoption within the first week

37K+messages by 851 employees across 28 days

How Workplace helped

Improved communication during a critical time

Workplace posts and Live videos enabled speedy, company- wide communication around important issues like social- distancing best practices and store-based requirements, which was critical during lockdown.

Bringing people together across locations

Workplace helped employees in different parts of the country stay connected through weekly competitions and authentic storytelling. There were also campaigns around mental health, wellbeing and remote working.

Employee engagement through recognition

Harris Farm Markets uses Workplace to share individual and team achievements with the wider business through recognition posts. This is particularly important in reinforcing their culture during a challenging time.

"Workplace has enabled rapid communication between teams and individuals, which has been critical in a fast-paced environment. It has also enabled us to update our teams on critical COVID-19 information through posts, chat messages and live Q&A sessions with our CEOs."

Nichol Trueman

Nichol Trueman

Head of People & Culture,
Harris Farm Markets

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