Some good employment news: More food at work

If you want happy employees who feel valued and appreciated, you can attend a seminar about leadership, or you can simply try this: Have a stack of pizzas delivered.

Yep. Nearly 60 percent of hardworking Americans say that receiving food or vouchers for meals at local restaurants make them feel valued as an employee, according to a recent survey, conducted by Seamless, a division of GrubHub (GRUB) which specializes in in-office food.

Food at work is up. While only 11 percent of employees report that they get regular lunches, that is a huge jump from 2013’s 5 percent. A majority of companies (63 percent) provide coffee/beverages often or all the time. 34 percent provide food for holidays and 22 percent offer food for office celebrations. So, food, while growing in popularity, is clearly not yet in every office.

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6 thoughts on “Some good employment news: More food at work

  1. We feed our people well! We have the tea, hot chocolate, coffee & ice tea. We also have a baker on staff and the Social Committee hires her to make a cake for everyone’s birthday (big enough for everyone to have a piece!) and she customizes it for the birthday person’s favourite flavour. We also have random BBQ’s and staff breakfasts where the bosses cook! And we bring in lunch at times and dinner for evening meetings or workbees, or DQ on hot days. Plus many people here like to cook so there is always someone using staff as ‘guinea pigs’ for new recipes, or bringing in baking ‘just because’. It is not so great for the waisteline at times (lol), but it certainly is great for morale:)

  2. The only problem is when employees expect it and then get jerky when the food isn’t up to their standards, etc.

  3. My company is always offering food, whether it is leftover from a board meeting, reward for hard work, or ordered because of a contingency situation. Food has a wonderful ability of dissolving stress and perking everyone up.

    “Rin” is right. There are so many people who feel entitled and complain about this free food. It just makes me angry because it is a benefit that the company does not have to do (and many don’t) and you are mad because they didn’t get the pizza toppings that you wanted. Shut the heck up. You’re messing with my benefits, jerkface! Lol…

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  5. I like free food too, but sometimes I wonder if it’d be better to just give me the money (used to buy the food) outright!

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