Ever wondered what makes the world’s most successful companies as awesome as they are?
Mind blowingly clever algorithms and beautifully designed products are all very well but none of these would exist without the people behind them. Behind the people behind them, fuelling these great companies and great ideas, is one simple ingredient – free food!
You see, it really is that simple. Snazzy collaboration tools like Whatsapp, Slack, Flock, Workspace and all those cool things are all useful and well worth investing in but there’s nothing brings a company together and get the collaborative juices flowing, quite like a good old chinwag over a delicious breakfast or lunch.
We know of an easy and simple way to make sure teams are healthy and happy: free, nutritious and delicious food.
Boom! Now we’ve got your attention.
We’ve seen some research and we found out that the return on investment can be as much as high as 150%. High fives all round, right?
Tip top talent
Employees spend as much as £2,500 out of their own pocket every year to fill their tums. If you tell them they can save their cash AND you will provide them with a scrumptious meal every day, they’ll be made up.
And they won’t be made up for a few days or a couple of weeks like the mini-boost a pay rise gives, they’ll be made up every single day at work, when they get to tuck into delicious food, courtesy of their awesome company.
Companies that offer free food and office catering will definitely stand a better chance of attracting (and keeping) the best people for their jobs.
You CAN get satisfaction
Everyone wants to feel loved, right? Well, free food is an easy and pretty low-cost way to make your staff feel like you love them! Here’s another science bit: 30% of people say that free food plays a big part in workplace happiness.
Stop! Collaborate and listen…
Free food will get your staff together for lunch and reduce the amount of al desko munching. And when your peeps break bread together, their chitter chatter is bound to turn to work and that should lead to better working relationships and possibly even friendships. Aw, you guys!
We all know what can happen when you don’t have time for lunch. The turbo-powered java juice gets chugged down with a family pack of Jaffa Cakes to fuel the hunger!
Aside from the inevitable afternoon crash, this bad habit will make staff more likely to get ill and nobody wants that. But ready up some tasty and good-for-you grub as part of the office catering mix and there’s a much better chance they’ll eat well.
Brains work better when bodies are fed a wholesome lunch. This fact has been proven. Repeatedly. But if that’s not enough, consider this…
Last year, 12.5 million working days were lost in the last year due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety. Giving staff a free lunch encourages them to stop and unwind. They can eat good food, chill out and socialise with their work pals. Good for them, good for everyone!