CEOs and presidents are quickly realizing that today’s workforce expects more out of their employers than just a salary and two weeks vacation. Even more importantly, higher-ups are seeing significant benefits to their bottom line by investing in health and wellness. Google is at the forefront of this sea change, recently winning the “Best corporate culture award” for 2018 by dedicating their culture to employee happiness, ensuring their employees are taken care of in all aspects of their lives to perform at the highest levels.
Ultimately, any decision made within a corporate office must make business sense. Therefore, the $64,000 question is: Does investing in the health and wellness of your workforce spur financial and creative success? Well, read on to find out.
How Far Can Coffee Service Take You?
Coffee service may seem like a small perk but according to the numbers, it has serious advantages. First, market research suggests that 86% of your workforce drinks coffee. That’s probably a good thing since the science suggests that coffee is beneficial in a myriad of ways, especially in an office setting. Here are the highlights on how jitter juice can improve your office productivity:
- Coffee increases both selective attention and sustained attention.
- Business Insider ranked coffee service has the #1 office perk you MUST splurge on.
- According to Fortune, “People who get too little sleep are prone to go along with unethical practices at work unless they up their caffeine intake.” In other words, employees who don’t get their coffee fix are more likely to be a part of office misconduct.
- Happy employees are 20% more productive than unhappy ones. How does that relate to coffee you ask? Well, apparently 25% of workers would give up vacation time to keep their daily cup of joe. So clearly, coffee service is rather important to them.
Finding good employees is more difficult than ever. As we mentioned, a salary and vacation are no longer draws for the best and brightest. If you want to attract a higher caliber of worker and retain them, coffee service is a inexpensive and easy perk that benefits all parties!
The average office employee does not eat well. In the past, no one cared. It’s their body and their choice of what to eat. Unfortunately, poor eating habits can affect business on more levels than you can imagine. First, a poor diet can affect an employee’s productivity by as much as 20%. So, as an employer, you’re losing a fifth of potential output on a daily basis. But wait, that’s not all.
Then you have to take into account the sick days and other health issues that occur more often to people with poor eating habits. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Employees with health conditions and at high risk for health problems had productivity costs ranging from $15 to $1601 more per year than similar employees without health conditions/risks. That means that an employer with 10,000 employees could face nearly $3.8 million in productivity loss each year, in addition to medical costs for these conditions.”
Diet and nutrition are the most effective way to stay happy and healthy. Therefore, if your workforce is eating McDonalds or some other fast food on a daily basis, you as an employer are literally bleeding money.
By providing healthy food options to your employees, you’d be massively boosting productivity, improving the health of your workforce and creating a better work environment. It’s the triple threat of office improvements. Morale, productivity and overall well-being can all substantially improve by adding coffee service and healthy food options to your office.