1) Make water easy to access.
2) Offer fruits and veggies on-site.
Eggs, yogurt and nuts are great ways to include protein in your breakfast.
According to Forbes, employees who are happy and have good relationships in the workplace are less likely to jump ship – saving you money trying to find and train replacements.*** In fact, in the Seamless survey, 41 percent said that food perks with their current employer would deter them from accepting an offer from another company.**
Building a motivated and successful workforce begins with one key ingredient: loyalty. Loyalty is the difference between your team volunteering to stay late when a project is on deadline and hitting the road with the job half done. When asked by friends if your employees enjoy their job, loyalty is what motivates an enthusiastic “yes.”
While easy to discuss, loyalty isn’t simple to build or maintain. But there are some simple steps you can take to help lay the foundation, and it starts right in your breakroom. With a few changes, you can boost company morale, increase productivity and create happily loyal employees.
Upgrade your breakroom with free coffee and supplies.
A functioning coffee spot can vastly motivate employees to arrive to work on time – they won’t have to stop for coffee or brew it at home. Throw in extras like creamer, sweetener, sugar and stirrers, and they’ll be able to make it just the way they like. The caffeine in coffee already acts as a productivity reinforcement, but branding the beverage as an employee perk will make it seem like a reward for continued good work. When employees feel rewarded for their actions, they’re more likely to stay with your organization and produce the results you need.
Dub a day of the week or month “Lunch Break In.”
Team building doesn’t have to mean taking a day to half-heartedly solve color-coded puzzles. Instead, keep team building low key and free of pressure by hosting a meal on-site. Encouraging employees to frequently eat together will improve communication overall. Because breakroom tables create environments for natural conversation, communication among employees will grow stronger and solidify a broad sense of companionship and – you guessed it – loyalty to each other and their employer.
Make eating convenient instead of a chore.
Packing a lunch before work isn’t the most fun task in the world. And forgetting to pack a lunch when you work somewhere that doesn’t offer the means to easily obtain food requires you going off-site or going hungry. When employees leave the property or go without food entirely, productivity decreases. Employees with easy access to snacks, beverages and meals are more likely to perceive work as a positive setting.
By providing tasty food options, like those in a Burch Micro-Market, employees can buy a variety of their favorites without going off-site. It’s more convenient than packing a lunch, and Burch Micro-Markets can be completely customized to your workforce, including supporting wellness initiatives.
Take the first step toward improving employee loyalty: Learn more about Micro-Markets.
Eating healthy isn’t always easy, and it’s especially tough if you find yourself in a rut of eating the same foods over and over. Ever experienced salad burn-out? But there are a lot of great, healthy options out there. Just look in your Burch break room for inspiration:
While small, they are nutrient-packed are a perfect add-on to your meal or a quick snack. They help in building your immune system, are great for your hair and skin health, and have been known to help reduce blood pressure and fight cholesterol.
Nuts such as almonds contain lots of healthy fats as well as fiber and protein. They also have a good dose of vitamin D, and can even help promote weight loss.
Offering up a large dose of potassium, bananas not only fill you up, but can have a positive affect on blood pressure. They can also reduce your risk of stroke or heart attack, and provide a boost to your bones and kidneys as well.
Interested in exploring more healthy food options? Check out your nearest Burch break room or explore our Micro-Market options: http://www.burchfood.com/micro-markets.html
Five ways keeping your workforce on-site helps improve your business.
Businesses of all sizes are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency, boost the bottom line and keep employee morale high. A good place to start? Your breakroom. Providing a quality food service experience has been proven to impact business success. Here’s how:
Employees take less time than eating off-site, hold meetings and exchange ideas during onsite meals.
2.) Recruitment & Retention Benefits
Quality food service is an amenity; studies have shown it can directly contribute to workforce job satisfaction. In addition, it offers employees a wide variety of food at a better value than outside competition.
3.) Enhanced Employee Camaraderie & Morale
Provides a place for the workforce to socialize, building a rapport and sense of team.
4.) Multi-Functional Space
Breakroom facilities can serve as a communications center for organization-wide activities, showcasing new initiatives and programs, hosting celebrations and more.
5.) Health & Wellness
Allows organizations to promote healthy food choices and bolster internal wellness initiatives, which can lower healthcare costs and lost time from illness.
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