There’s no doubt social media can be a valuable tool when it comes to developing workplace connections, discussing the latest industry news or even finding a new job.
Although, many will argue that LinkedIn is setup to do exactly that.
However, not wanting to miss out on this particular niche, Facebook is planning to build its very own “at work” website that will go head-to-head with LinkedIn as the professional’s choice of social network.
An unnamed source at the company has claimed it is working on a new version for use during working hours. Sky News reported the anonymous individual as saying: “We are making work more fun and efficient by building an at-work version of Facebook.”
“Facebook employees find using Facebook for work communication really useful. This has been on the list of things to do for three years but just hasn’t made it to the top of the list.”
Despite this somewhat “sketchy” information, it’s not known whether it will be standalone site, or simply a version of the original that can be activated in the workplace.
Just last week Facebook crashed leaving users unable to gain access to the site and many workers wondering how to spend their time.
And with many companies conscious of the amount of time employees spend on social media sites, providing something that would allow workers to share thoughts, opinions and information about the company they work for could be looked upon more favourably by employers.
It is thought the internal development project is called FB@Work, though Facebook has declined to confirm or deny the reports and says it does not comment on rumours.