Employers are continuously looking for ways to improve employee satisfaction and engage with their staff at work. They recognise the impact of investing in their employee’s wellbeing and the benefits it has for their business.
By keeping your staff happy, you’re also able to increase efficiency and productivity around the workplace.
Vending machines have come a long way since their humble beginnings. Technological advances have made it so these machines are both easily accessible and convenient to use.
With this in mind, investing in a vending machine for the workplace can contribute to boosting productivity, morale and focus.
This post highlights some of the many advantages these machines will provide your business.
7 benefits of a vending machine at work
1. Productivity, satisfaction and morale
The first and most important benefit of installing vending machines in the workplace is the effect it has on the productivity and morale of your employees. Your workers work their best when they know that you care about their wellbeing. With access to a vending machine, they’re able to re-energise and recharge which means happier and more productive workers.
2. Healthy living
Over the last decade, the workplace has seen an increased focus on the health and wellbeing of employees.This is because their health can impact their productivity and presence at work. Vending machine providers have taken this on board and now offer healthier options that can help to promote a healthy lifestyle. It’s a good idea to talk to your employees about their preference.
3. Staff on-site
A major advantage of having vending machines in the workplace is that your employees are more likely to spend time in the office instead of going off-site for food. With this, you’ll notice a reduction in staff members going over their allocated lunch break. As a bonus, they’re also more likely to build stronger relationships are they’ll be spending more time together.
4. Reduced overheads
If you have a café in your office, you’ll need to hire someone to serve, cook, clean and everything in-between. However, vending machines have an extremely low cost of maintenance. Once you’ve installed it, the suppliers should take over responsibilities from here. That includes restocking, maintaining and cleaning.
5. Engage employees
By including your worker in the decision-making process you’re encouraging engagement with the business. Talk to them about what they’d like to see in the machine and they’ll appreciate that you value their opinion. By engaging staff members, you’re guaranteeing their satisfaction, retention and productivity.
6. Client satisfaction
While most offices will have this installed for their employees, there’re also other people that’ll appreciate it. Your clients for one. If your business is one where you see clients on your property regularly, a vending machine can help to impress and of course feed.
7. Time Saver
If you aren’t already sold on vending machines, they’re also a massive time saver. No more wasting time preparing beverages as they’re dispensed in less than 20 seconds. Which means your staff can be back at their desk and working in no time.
This blog was contributed by Peninsula.
Peninsula provide professional services to small businesses in the UK. Their services include employment law and HR, health and safety management, insurance and wellbeing.