Employees like food for more than thought
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Employees like food for more than thought

Employees want you do to more than feed their ambitions. They want you to feed their faces, too.

That’s the point that emerges from a recent survey of 1,100 employees at a variety of organizations nationwide.

Full disclosure: The survey was done by Seamless, a company that makes its living delivering meals to individual and corporate accounts. Still, the conclusions are interesting for HR and benefits pros.

A boost to job satisfaction
Here’s a key conclusion: Of those employees who believed that more perks would boost their job satisfaction – 69% of the 1,100 – fully 20% mentioned food. (Some 40% said gym memberships.)

Also, 45% of all respondents said free lunches would strongly weigh in their decision to take or reject a job offer, and 60% said more food at the office would make them feel more valued.

Finally, a very practical point: 51% of respondents said they spent 10+ minutes a day outside the office picking up food, and 54% said they’d take less time away from work if food were available there.

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