In today's competitive job market, businesses need to find innovative ways to attract and retain talented employees. One way to do this is by investing in quality coffee and buying vending machines for to deliver truly great on-site food and drink.
In this blog post, we'll explore how implementing some straightforward coffee and vending changes can help businesses in the UK with their recruitment and retention efforts.
Coffee as a Motivator
For many people, coffee is an essential part of their daily routine. A good cup of coffee can help employees start their day on the right foot, boost their energy levels, and improve their mood. Moreover, studies show that coffee can increase alertness, improve cognitive performance, and reduce fatigue, making employees more productive and engaged.
Over the past 15 years we’ve seen the high street landscape transformed by coffee chains bringing new and delicious drinks to UK consumers. What was once seen as a necessity for early morning starts, is now a leading element of many workers’ lifestyles, with their particular coffee preference now a part of who they are.
By investing in quality commercial coffee machines, businesses can show their employees that they care about their well-being and productivity. A well-stocked coffee station with a variety of high-quality beans, dairy and non-dairy milks, and flavoured syrups can make a big difference in how employees perceive their workplace.
Plus, it can encourage employees to take breaks and socialise with their colleagues in breakout areas, boosting morale and reducing stress levels, without it needing to take up their entire break or cost the world by hitting the high street.
Vending Machines for Convenience
In addition to quality coffee, buying a vending machine allows a business to provide employees with convenient access to snacks, cold drinks and fresh food throughout the day. Whether it’s a mid-morning snack or an afternoon pick-me-up, vending machines can offer a variety of options to suit different tastes and dietary requirements.
Buying vending machines for the office can also be cost-effective for workers, as it eliminates the need for employees to leave the premises to purchase snacks and drinks, and can sometimes offer a greater breadth of product lines than a smaller local shop may do.
Let’s not pretend that we haven’t all wanted to nip out to grab a snack between long meetings, too. With well located vending machines, staff will be able to quickly pick up their favourite snacks or drinks between meetings to help them stave off hunger and stay focused for longer.
Recruitment and Retention Benefits
Aside from the obvious benefits of convenience and increased access to food and drink, investing in quality coffee and vending machines can have a direct positive impact on recruitment and retention efforts.
In a survey conducted by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), 87% of employees said that having access to a vending machine in the workplace was an important factor in their decision to stay with their current employer. Moreover, 82% of respondents said that having access to quality coffee at work was an important factor in their job satisfaction.
There aren’t many other factors in the world of work that can have such a positive impact without incurring significant cost to a business on an ongoing basis. By providing employees with the amenities they need to stay productive and happy, businesses can increase their chances of attracting and retaining top talent.
Buying vending machines and commercial coffee machines is a drop in the ocean for businesses with hundreds of staff, and if it can make a difference in retention of the 80% of people who say it’s an important factor for them, this is well worth the investment. Purely from a recruitment fee perspective, keeping existing workers on the books means thousands of pounds less of fees to pay in recruitment fees for replacements.
Taking the next steps with vending and coffee
Investing in quality coffee and vending machines may seem like a small change, but it can have a big impact on recruitment and retention efforts. By showing employees that their well-being and satisfaction are a priority, businesses can create a positive work environment that encourages productivity, engagement, and loyalty.
Aside from staff satisfaction, the commercial benefits to businesses of keeping their existing top talent and not having to chuck money at expensive recruitment fees, makes investing in vending and commercial coffee machines a real no-brainer.
Getting the best solutions on site is simple – our team of vending experts are on hand to help you navigate the world of coffee machines and vending machines, and work with you to develop a bespoke solution for your requirements.
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