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Free food for employees?

When it comes to employee perks, high on the list is free food and drink!

Over the past few years, surveys have revealed that companies that provide free food have a happier workforce than those that don’t.

While the majority (over 50%) of full-time employees are “extremely” or “very” happy with their current job, that number jumps to over 65% among those who have access to free food, and here are some of the reasons:

Employees Feel Valued: Employees love to get free stuff, but it’s even better when that free stuff is actually useful and helpful to them. Whether you’re providing completely complimentary snacks or just picking up part of the cost, your employees will be thankful that you are giving them useful, valuable tools to fuel their bodies.

Increased Energy and Productivity: If you are providing healthy snacks, then this should leave your workforce with more energy and focus not to mention cutting down the time spent out of the office to track down food!

Recruiting Support: If you want to demonstrate about what a great company yours is to work for, then just mention free healthy snacks in your job adverts. If you have to compete for good candidates in the job market, then this may also help with your Company’s brand recognition on sites such as Glassdoor.

Employee Retention: Keen to reduce costs associated with turnover? Some clients of ours have told us that their retention rate has improved because they’ve invested in corporate wellness programs like healthy snacking!

Team Bonding: The delivery of fresh fruit or healthy snacks on a Monday or Tuesday morning can bring your team together for the week ahead.

For more information and advice please contact:

lmckenna@simplehr.co.uk            frenouf@simplehr.co.uk

 

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