It’s late in the evening. Your stomach is growling, and a project deadline is fast approaching. You could possibly step away for a few minutes, but running out for fast food and dealing with traffic isn’t viable. Your only option is to power through until you finish, knowing your focus and quality of work will be lower than usual. Unfortunately, this scenario can be a real-life dilemma for many employees. And those who frequently work long or extra hours without compensation can develop employee burnout. According to Kronos Inc., 95% of human resource leaders surveyed said employee burnout is destroying workforce retention.* An easy solution for keeping employees motivated, even during the busy season, is a breakroom food service program.
Increase morale: In a survey of full-time professionals conducted by Seamless, 57 percent** said they would feel more appreciated by their employers if they had food-based perks. That doesn’t necessarily mean food should be free. Simply giving your workforce easy access to a range of high-quality snacks and beverages can make a substantial difference in their moods. Plus, your workforce is more likely to stay on-site during lunch breaks if they have access to a variety of food options.
Build internal relations: In the same Seamless survey, one out of every two participants said that sharing a meal with another staff member fosters better working relationships.** When employees feel comfortable communicating with each other, they find work more relaxing and beneficial. Stocked breakrooms encourage conversation, breaking down barriers that might stall productivity.
Improve employee retention: 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.**
Opting for a food service program in your organization’s breakroom is an excellent way to thank your workforce for their dedication and to convince new employees that it’s worth sticking around. Learn how we’re revolutionizing on-site food service. Request a demo.
- **Seamless (https://pages.c.seamless.com/foodintheworkplace2014survey.html)
- *** https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2015/10/10/why-do-employees-leave-their-jobs-new-survey-offers-answers/#7e7386157ea1