It appears the power of workplace relationships could be key to keeping staff happy at work. Studies show that those who have a “workplace best friend” are more likely to be engaged in their role, which presents another opportunity for CEO’s and managers to develop a stronger workplace culture that encourages bonds and relationships.
As we head into the new year, it seems that we have all got our heads around the impact of Covid-19 and what that means for the world of our work. 2022 will instead be an opportunity to put all those numbers, stories and facts into practice and develop a workplace where employees can thrive.
With that said and for Express Refreshments’ first article of the new year, here are some of the key workplace trends for 2022.
68% of UK and Irish organisations have seen employee wellbeing decline during Covid, according to latest research. Over 1000 interviews were conducted with global organisations across 23 different counties and the UK and Ireland provided some of the most damning responses.
Express Refreshments closer examines these and looks at how employee experience may have driven such a negative outcome.
Since its inception in 2013, the Micro Market has been streamlining on-site refreshments through technology. Advanced innovation has introduced new benefits to businesses across all industries, some of which they didn’t even know were needed.
During Covid, these benefits were further emphasised. And as we adapt to a new way of working, they are now largely required rather than previously desired. Read on to learn more about how the Micro Market utilises modern technology to improve the workplace.
You have started a business because you believe in what you do. Your employees have got on board because they have bought into your vision. Incentives in the workplace are a great way to keep them motivated to achieve company goals, and studies show complimentary refreshments are a valuable benefit
So, what do you look for? What kind of refreshments could you offer and how should you offer them? You need a solution that fits both their needs and yours. Employees need refreshments when they want them, whilst you as an employer need a facility that’s cost-effective but still does its job of keeping your team happy.
You just can’t escape the Black Friday madness that hits the high street and online each November. Whilst the official day for 2021 is Friday 26th, all the “early” and “extended” deals available can sometimes extend this shopping event for over a whole month!
Here at Express Refreshments, we prefer to overlook the Black Friday norm and instead work with our customers to put a charitable twist on proceedings. Having done this in previous years we know it is very well received, so we’re delighted to bring it back again for 2021.
Due to the changing demands in the modern workplace, the Micro Market has positioned itself as an attractive on-site refreshment solution for businesses across the past 18 months.
Smart insights driven by a central management system, combined with the fact the Micro Market is totally unmanned, means it conforms to every challenge the modern workplace requires.
The office is a central hub where we spend a large proportion of our time. You need an office design that motivates your team and encourages them to work to their potential.
Indeed, experts have proven that your environment can directly impact the quality of work. Here is how you can utilise office design to spark creativity amongst your employees.
Due to home and hybrid working that has rapidly developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the workplace perhaps isn’t as important as it once was. Despite so, it still has an important role to play for colleague collaboration.
In order to make your workplace better appeal to staff, even if they only visit on a part time basis, it is important to provide facilities and services that promote happiness.
Here is how the Micro Market can modernise your workplace to give your employees food for thought as to where they prefer to station.