What will you serve at your next employee meeting? What snacks are you stocking in your office kitchen? You might be surprised to learn that pizza and candy are out, salads and fresh fruits are in.
According to our recent Food in the Workplace Survey of over 1,000 office employees, an overwhelming majority (81 percent) want healthy options, when it comes to the type of food workers want served at company meetings and events.
With 40+ hour work weeks being the norm across most industries and many facing a shortage of skilled employees, companies are looking for creative ways to improve their recruitment and retention efforts.According to results of our recent “Food in the Workplace” survey, one tactic that is growing more popular with companies—is food perks.
Seamless Summer Lunch & Learn Series
The Seamless team hit the road for their annual summer lunch series in July. Our first set of lunches were hosted in Atlanta. As newcomers to the market, we were excited to host two lunches and learn about the area’s favorite corporate caterers in Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta. Some of the most popular were national chains such as Jason’s Deli, Chick-fil-A, Maggiano’s, and Au Bon Pain.
This week, the entire Seamless Corporate team from across the U.S. and London joined together in our NY office for our mid-year meeting. Twice a year, we gather to cover important updates, receive training, and of course bond with our colleagues. Here at Seamless, all of the above requires office food catering and fun.
Sell Out Sweeps: Expose your office for personal gain
It’s not business. It’s personal. Either way – we want an intro to your office.
One friendly betrayal has never hurt anyone, especially when it comes to winning FREE lunch just for you, for a whole month! And, if your loyalty is ever questioned, we’ll also give you the opportunity to win an “Office Party” (that’s food!) for you and your unknowing colleagues.
What a tasty night out! The Seamless crew spent the night in Boston on April 29th with an amazing turnout of of the local office community at our biannual Taste of Seamless: Boston event. Guests networked with their peers and learned about the latest trends in corporate office catering and office food ordering technology.
In the spirit of Administrative Professionals Day, the Seamless team is celebrating all the hardworking, resourceful and just plain fabulous Admins across the country! We know Admins are the people who make food in the workplace possible, so today we tip our hats to helping us spread the office food joy.
Early mornings, late nights, crazy requests and everything in between: we know the job is not easy. Things around the office don’t magically happen – that magic is Administrative Professionals.
If you are an administrator, we hope this message reminds you that, Seamless appreciates you and we’d like to be there for you, helping to make your hungry office happy, just like you’re there for your colleagues.
If you’re not an Admin, make sure you thank yours today!
According to research from Certify, a cloud-based travel and expense report management solution, businesses spends 10-12 percent of their total annual budget on expenses related to travel and entertainment, with food accounting for 12 percent!
This is not a passing fad. Companies are increasingly realizing the postive role food can play in the workplace. From improved talent acquisition and retention to greater employee collaboration and communication, companies are finding food to be a worthy investment. As a result, these companies are not likely to scale back on the food purchases – nor should they! – but they are looking for ways to make the process of having food in the office more efficient to ultimately reduce the cost while continuing to reap the benefits.
Whether at your desk, conference room or in your car, eating away from home is getting easier and tastier thanks to more delivery options and online ordering services, such as Seamless. In fact, based on industry data, Americans spent an estimated $70 billion in 2013 just on takeout and delivery!
It’s that time of year, again. College basketball fans in your office are gearing up for “March Madness”—and maybe getting a little crazed rooting for their favorite team or alma mater. With games being played throughout the workday, many companies are finding creative ways to keep employees productive and allow them to enjoy the excitement of the tournament.