Why More Employers Should Provide Lunch
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. Well, for lucky employees at a few generous companies, that's not really true. And other companies would be wise to take notice and follow the lead of these lunch-providing employers.
This article features the top ten employers that provide free lunches (we're not talking peanut butter and jelly sandwiches here—the free meals range from catered spreads to chocolate-themed events).
For many other employees, though, lunch of any kind is becoming a rare treat. The article mentions recent survey findings that fewer workers are eating lunch, and many others are just grabbing a quick bite at their desks. This is attributed partly due to the high-pressure, overstressed work environment in many offices and also to the fact that many workers don't have room for lunch costs in their budgets.
But it's common sense that hungry employees don't make for the most productive employees, so it would be in an employer's best interests to keep workers full and energized. Plus, special perks like these tend to foster loyalty and positive feelings on the part of employees, which makes for a better workplace for everyone.
Does your company provide lunch or any other cool perks? Share in the comments.
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