We’ve officially entered the season of gratitude and gifting. That said, shouldn’t we be thinking of ways to make team members feel valued all year long? With employee resignations at an all time high, the ways we show employee appreciation must improve.
2020 was scary, 2021 was weird, and 2022 isn’t looking much better.
2021 has been marked as the year of the Great Resignation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months, with a record-breaking 10.9 million open jobs at the end of July.
According to the Harvard Business Review, employees between 30 and 45 years old have had the greatest increase in resignation rates, with an average increase of more than 20% between 2020 and 2021. Read more about this here.
There are a lot of potential reasons for the increase in resignations. There are also various ways to improve employee engagement by increasing employee appreciation.
A Quick Overview of Ways to Improve Employee Appreciation
One very visible way to improve employee appreciation at your organization is through your Dallas Fort Worth snack and beverage program.
It might sound too simple or a little too on the nose coming from a break room service provider. But what if employee appreciation was simple?
Here are some simple ways to let your team members know you appreciate them:
- Improve your coffee offerings. Nothing says we appreciate you quite like a cup of high-quality coffee. And adversely, nothing says we don’t really care about you, quite like a cup of mud.
- Offer snacks and beverages for free. This doesn’t have to be as pricey or as overwhelming as you might think. At Ameritex Vending we help companies offer this employee benefit for as little as $300 a week.
- Send snacks directly to their homes. With more and more team members working remotely, it’s important they know that out of sight doesn’t equal out of mind.
Offering Better Coffee as a Way to Increase Employee Appreciation
Anytime you are looking to add a new service or improve on an existing one; it’s important to remember that it’s okay to go slow. In other words, if you don’t already offer coffee, we might recommend starting with an airpot brewer. An airpot brewer allows you to brew up to 12 cups of coffee at once and as long as you choose a premium brand, employees will be excited for the offering.
Already have an airpot brewer but want to upgrade? Or maybe you don’t have a coffee service but you don’t want to go slow, you want to offer the best from the very beginning; for your office, we recommend moving forward with a bean to cup machine. These machines grind whole beans, fresh for each cup of coffee made and are a great way to let employees know you care enough about them to give them the very best.
Not sure what coffee system will work best for your office? Take a quick 2-minute quiz here.
Offering Snacks and Beverages for Free as a Way to Increase Employee Appreciation
When offering snacks and beverages for free, budget is always the biggest concern. At Ameritex Vending, we’ll work with you to create a program that fits your budget and bigger employee appreciation goals.
To get started we recommended budgeting $2-$7 per employee a day and offering a variety of pre-packaged snacks, beverages and perishable items (think yogurt, string cheese, hard boiled eggs, etc.).
Begin customizing a unique service for your team by filling out our contact form here.
Sending Snacks Directly to Homes
With the workplace changing it’s important to remember that the way we show appreciation to our employees needs to evolve as well. With hybrid workspaces we want to make sure that employees feel appreciated at the office and at their homes.
Although there are a lot of great snack box services to choose from, our favorite is Oh Goodie! box. With Oh Goodie! box we can match the offerings we provide in your Dallas Fort Worth break room to the boxes that are being send home, making sure all team members have a unified snacking experience regardless of where their desk is.
Ready to Show Your Team Members You Appreciate Them?
If you’re ready to improve your snack, beverage or office coffee services for your Dallas Fort Worth team, reach out to us today by calling 972.572.5200 or by filling out a form here. A member of our dedicated team would love to discuss any of our services and ways we can improve on your current break room offerings.