If there’s anything that we’ve learnt from the past two years of the pandemic, it is that our health should be a priority in our everyday life. In light of the shifts and changes of the workplace and employment in this challenging time, businesses are looking at ways to retain staff and one such means is promoting a culture of health and wellbeing.

Employee wellness programs now form an important part of a business. Whether it be an exercise program or meditation workshop, the key takeaway is how a business can keep its staff healthy. Surprisingly, the most obvious and starting point should be a healthy diet, after all, “You are what you eat”.

Thankfully, this doesn’t need to be complicated at all, even for companies that may not have the resources to provide an onsite cafeteria. In fact, during times such as this, the best way to approach this issue is to offer healthy eating options right at the workplace, without the need for constant staffing while promoting contactless payment and social distancing.

Let us look at the available options to help you kick start a healthy work environment:

Tailored Vending Machines and Smart Fridges

Many of us grew up with vending machines that stock ‘junk’ and processed food or drinks. Well, gone are those days and nowadays the modern machines can be customised to vend anything you require. Smart fridges are designed to also be energy efficient and can provide a range of fresh and healthy alternatives, you can also rotate items to maintain interest. Some popular options include:

  • Fresh 5 Health Star rated meals
  • Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches
  • Fruit juices, mineral water, and café quality coffee
  • Protein bars, muesli slices, nuts, and healthy snacks 
  • Gluten-free, low sugar, and diet-specific options to cater to all your staff’s needs

Custom Designed Micro Markets

If your workplace has a larger workforce and a space that can be dedicated, then a Micro Market would be an ideal solution. This is similar to having a mini convenience store onsite, without the need for attending staff and the added advantage of being operational 24/7, perfect for shift workers and visitors of outside hours. In addition to a wide range of healthy options as seen in the vending machines, Micro Markets offer superior self-serve display shelving as well as allowing people to read labels on items, personally select a piece of fruit, and make multiple purchases in a single transaction. Micro Market can expand the range of healthy options to provide:

  • Freshly delivered sushi, wraps, and gourmet sandwiches
  • Freshly squeezed juices 
  • Fruit baskets with items of various sizes and shapes
  • Contactless payment kiosk with security installed
  • Incentivise your staff with a programmed credit system

Healthy staff means better productivity and outcomes, including staff that is more motivated to stay for the long-term if they feel looked after by their company. The best thing about both Vending and Micro Market options is that there is no outlay to your business. We provide all machines or installation of your Micro Market at no cost to you, while you gain an additional revenue stream from the sales. 

What better way to keep your staff and business healthy at the same time! Contact Provender for an obligation-free consultation today.