These days, potential employees have certain expectations of their employer. Good health benefits, reasonable vacation time, autonomy, room to grow and more. They care about their work environment and want to feel comfortable in the office.
Want to offer one more perk for employees? A well-stocked kitchen--especially with unique or above-and-beyond amenities, products and features--could give you a leg up on your competitors when hiring, and encourage your existing people to stay.
Your employees and colleagues spend 40+ hours a week at work. Many of them will eat 2-3 meals at the office, and drink on average 3 cups of coffee per day. To really impress and delight staff, your office kitchen should be able to accommodate a lot of ‘foot traffic’.
Create a kitchen space that’s not only comparable to the one at home, but one that gives employees another reason to look forward to coming to work!
Variety is the space of life, as they say. Offering one bland, no-name roast with a ‘free coffee’ sign isn’t enough to set your office kitchen apart.
Set up a diverse lineup of coffees like the Railtown Organic Dark Roast from JJ Bean or Caffe Artigiano Private Reserve Espresso, gourmet teas like chai from DAVIDsTEA, and even cold pressed juices from The Juice Truck (if you’re based in Vancouver).
Find out what employees want or need. Stock the kitchen with these items and then some. Regular coffee is great, but what if you offer Buddhakind and JJ Bean? It’s nice of you to stock standard teas, but what if you go beyond herbal tea bags and provide something a little more gourmet, like Matcha Pure Ceremonial Tea or top grade loose leaf teas?
If you really want to impress candidates and coworkers, you can even bring in a unit that creates sparkling water by adding carbonation to the flow filtered straight from the tap (the ION countertop cooler). How many people can say they have one of those at home?
Why have an awesome kitchen if it’s always running out of things? Keep coffee, tea, creamers, and other must-haves well stocked and on a reliable delivery schedule (most companies top up supplies weekly).
Your kitchen can be a big selling point for new employees. WA-2! can help you design your dream with different products and services--just get in touch with us here!
Comments will be approved before showing up.