31 Jan Draw Chicago Employees to the Break Room with a Micro-Market
Why should employers consider adding a micro-market to the break room? Because micro-markets have become an integral part of the Chicago break room experience. Not only are there more micro-markets today than there were a few years ago, but micro-markets are projected to continue to see impressive growth.
Many of the benefits enjoyed by Chicago employees and employers after using a micro-market are intangible. For example, a creative break room design with a micro-market is a must-have retention tool for current employees, and a high-value benefit that potential employees seek. Other benefits that are often seen include:
- a boost in employee morale and productivity
- an increase in efficiency because employees stay onsite, and the micro-market is open 24 hours per day
- meeting the needs of those employees who do not work traditional hours
- a bigger space that allows for additional healthy selections
Employees have a lot of options when it comes to choosing where to purchase something to eat or drink during the workday. A micro-market offers a wide selection of fresh food, snacks, and beverages, but as with any retail endeavor, the customers’ preferences, or in this case, your employees’ preferences, need to be considered. Take the time to research and customize a micro-market menu that will keep your Chicago employees coming back.
For example, pizza is a popular meal to include on the menu. A recent survey found that 86 percent of participants would be willing to give something up for a year to have free pizza whenever they want. Americans love pizza. For those employees who are in the mood for something different, a variety of sandwiches, burritos, soups and salads make excellent options. With the extra space available in a micro-market, employees can also enjoy a wide selection of traditional and healthy snacks and beverages, and office coffee service.