One of the largest Pork Producers in the United States, Seaboard Foods connects their entire workforce, from the farmers to the production line employees, with…
The app allows all Seaboard Foods employees, with an emphasis on hourly and non-desktop employees, to communicate information, create awareness about corporate values, and maintain a close-knit company culture. A year after launching Beekeeper, there was a 7% increase (for a total of 83%) in employee satisfaction levels regarding internal communications.
Less than 12% of employees had access to email or the corporate intranet, making efficient information sharing across a large, dispersed workforce the biggest challenge. Production workers in isolated areas had to rely on word-of-mouth, printed documents with slow distribution, or didn’t receive any information at all. The organization has a diverse workforce demographic consisting of all ages, technology skill levels, and 25 different languages.
The internal communications app is available via a mobile or a desktop application, making it accessible for production workers and office-based employees alike.
“We have the perfect manufacturing operations tool that allows us to communicate across the board with all our employees, whether it’s our managers or hourly production, everyone has the same level of communication.” –Jennie Watkins, Training Manager, Seaboard Foods
Watch how Seaboard Foods uses Beekeeper to reach and engage their distributed manufacturing workforce.
Since Seaboard Foods started using the Beekeeper platform, information surrounding company updates, safety, and operations have been shared daily with employees from all levels and many locations. SBF Connect has multiple communication streams that house live updates that are accessible to everyone. It is also fully customized, matching the company’s corporate identity, and is a champion of their culture.