Finding ways to keep your workforce satisfied is the name of the game when it comes to cost-savings. A staff that is fond of their workplace is much more dedicated. A dedicated staff is more productive and less wasteful. In addition, morale affects staff retention. Training new hires is a key vector of lost productivity and increased costs.
So how do you keep your employees satisfied? You offer them excellent perks. If you have already gone the traditional route of gym membership, paid time off, great maternity and paternity benefits, consider adding a daily reminder of just how fantastic of a company they work for.
Adding a catered lunch to your benefits will actually save your business money in the long run. It might seem odd, but as the old adage goes, “You have to spend money to make money.” It certainly is true in this case that spending money will net you greater revenue in the long run. For instance, if your employees usually take an entire hour to leave the office, order lunch, and bring it back, they are likely still eating while on the clock. Not only that, you have employees who are frazzled trying to get to and from lunch. Or maybe a lot of your employees bring lunch to work. Many a work environment has been destroyed over break room conflict. Between stolen lunches and smelly microwaves, coworkers just can not seem to get along when it comes to food.
The best way to create harmony on your team and keep everyone productive is to bring lunch in. It is so easy to hire a catered lunch and very affordable. Try to vary the meal from day to day. There is nothing wrong with having a set schedule each week, but you need variation from day to day, otherwise you risk your staff getting burned out- and that is one of the single greatest contributors to turnover.