How to Boost Productivity with Office Coffee Setup

Coffee, ProductivityUpgrade your work productivity with a new office coffee setup.

We’ve all been there, it’s the early afternoon and you’re slumped over your desk trying to stay focused on the report due by the end of the day. Yet it feels impossible to keep your eyes open, so instead you walk to the nearest pot of coffee only to be disappointed by the selection. The lack of real creamer, coffee options and the two packets of sugar left won’t be enough to turn this nonproductive afternoon around.

Office coffee systems (OCS) have been a key dynamic in the work force but now most employers can’t get by with just a single pot of dark roast for the office. With more people finding an appreciation for specialty blend coffees or espresso drinks throughout the day, it makes sense why coffee systems are getting a reboot in the office. The introduction of the Keurig and single pot brewers has helped diversify coffee selections, especially when it comes to switching up the office coffee.

On average, 22 percent of employees will leave the office for coffee and tea for an average of 14-20 minutes a day. This can lead to a potential loss of productivity of more than $15,000 a year for an office of 50 people. Why not consider keeping your employees in house by upgrading your office coffee system?

How does coffee play into the productivity of your employees?

Coffee is a great way to jumpstart your mornings and help with those afternoon slumps. While caffeine in coffee doesn’t wake you up, it can block the main compound in your brain that makes you sleepy. Roughly 43 percent of workers experienced a positive effect on work productivity when drinking coffee, while 85 percent of employees believe quality coffee and tea can contribute to increased productivity and morale in the office.

When employers take the time to provide quality coffee options in the office, it helps save employees time, money and makes them feel appreciated. There is even a “perfect” time for a coffee break, which is around 2:15 in the afternoon.

Want to upgrade your system?

Looking to add an office coffee system or upgrade your current set up? Great! We at National Vending are able to provide the perfect blend of popular coffee brands, flavored coffees, teas, and condiments through office coffee makers or hot beverage vending machines to keep your office running without the hassle.

Why Being a WBE is Important

workplace-1245776_1920Established in 2002 and certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), National Vending supports the growth of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (MWBE) within the communities we service. But what does it mean to be a WBE?

For National Vending, it means things like supporting entrepreneurial growth and assisting clients in meeting diversity requirements. Statistics show that companies who embrace diversity are more profitable than companies who don’t. MWBE procurement has a direct and positive impact where corporations do business, which builds brand loyalty.

Tier I and II

Companies with supplier diversity programs are also interested in Tier 1 and Tier II supplier classifications. A Tier I supplier has a direct relationship with its client. To qualify under Tier II, a company’s direct supplier, like National Vending, contracts with other MWBEs and reports that spend back to the company.

“The reason diversity works is that on almost every measure, greater racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse workplace teams function more effectively than more homogenous teams. Members from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives avoid “groupthink,” whereas non-diverse teams get mired in it. …In short, the business case for diversity is overwhelming.” [1]

Tax Incentives

The federal government provides tax breaks for companies that utilize minority and women-owned businesses as suppliers.  A second tax incentive reduces tax liability to companies that use minority and women-owned businesses that supply labor or services to a project funded with federal or state grants or loans. State tax incentives may be available as well. Find out more at https://goo.gl/zG8rNa.

Workplace Food Trends Include Snack Bars

Coffee and tea continue to be popular office vending services in almost every workplace.

snack bars Snack bars are also growing in popularity as quick snacks and complete meals. Vending machine companies benefit from understanding these trends as they stock machines and plan growth.

Demand for Versatile and Convenient Options

Employees appreciate the versatility and convenience bars provide. In addition to fitting easily into a purse, briefcase or desk drawer, bars can be eaten quickly between meetings or projects.

Desire for Healthy Snack and Meal Foods

Healthy snacks and meals fuel productivity and help consumers meet personal health goals. Many snack bars contain healthy ingredients like nuts and fruit, and up to 18 percent of vending services snack bars include high fiber claims. These healthy ingredients propel snack bar sales and meet consumers’ needs.

Increase in Employee Productivity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that 2013 employee productivity rose 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter because of increased worker output and hours worked. Snack bars play a role in this productivity as up to 40 percent of workers eat lunch at their desk and many others use bars to manage hunger and forgo breaks during long work days.

Snack bar sales grow each year by as much as 15 percent. A vending network benefits from understanding and taking advantage of this workplace trend when deciding which items to stock.

Self-Checkout Kiosks v. Full-Service Cafeteria

vending servicesNext to a paycheck, the quickest way to an employee’s heart is through the stomach, and having food options that satisfy your workers is a great way to boost both morale and productivity. Two of the most popular on-site food service options are self-checkout micro markets and full service cafeterias, and both vending services have their benefits and disadvantages.

Self-checkout micro markets use less staff, which means fewer management headaches, lower costs and often, less paperwork. Employees may find this type of vending service a faster, more convenient option than having to wait in line at a full-service cafeteria.

Café food service typically provides employees with more hot food options and the changing menu can make it a popular choice for employees who might otherwise go off-site for meals. A full-service cafeteria with an eating area also provides a place for employee interactions and relaxation, both of which can boost mood during an otherwise busy workday.

The ideal solution: If you have the space for it, consider adding both options. National Vending offers an array of vending services including cafeteria and self-service micro market options as well as coffee service, making it easy to develop a comprehensive vending network designed to appeal to the widest variety of tastes.

Transparent Vending Reporting

In the internet era, information is key to succeeding. It is now easier than ever to share information and being able to collect, analyze and disseminate that information to the people that need to have it. With vending management services from National Vending, collecting and accessing information about your vending services is even easier and will help you create a more successful business that is tailored to the demands of each location you have a machine or vending service at.

National Vending offers a single point of contact for all customers and this means that you have easy access to a wide range of reports that will be provided. Transparent reporting is one of the many benefits you will receive from National Vending. These reports are accessible online and can be sorted and analyzed by machine and facility so that you can accurately assess the performance of each machine and determine the success of each location independently.

These tools will help you understand the vending operations of your facility and better determine what actions will help make your vending services even more successful.

Reward Your Employees with Cafe Food Service

National VendingThough our name is “National Vending” our vending services stretch much further than vending machines themselves. We are happy to provide businesses with a bevy of quality food options, and our cafe food service is just one of the many options we are proud to offer to any size establishment.

Whether you work in the medical field or at a busy technology company, we can make sure your employees have a better dining experience than ever before. National Vending has a wide network of local operators all over the country, and we can work closely with them to ensure that your office’s cafe area is full of the food options your employees want most.

Your workplace is likely filled with dedicated employees, so why not reward their efforts with the best break area in the business. Thanks to the vending management professionals at National Vending, doing so is easier than ever. Whether you run an upstart with a handful of employees or are responsible for handling a massive corporation, you can count on us to be on your side.

Looking to learn more about National Vending? Visit us today at www.NationalVending.com and allow us to provide vending service to your establishment like never before!

The Benefits of Vending Management

National VendingEven if you’re familiar with National Vending, you might be wondering: Just why would I need a vending management company to help me run my vending business? From the outside, the industry might seem as simple as buying a few machines and letting the profits roll in. However, the vending business is huge and multifaceted, and our company can help you perform any task with total efficiency and ease. Wondering what the benefits of vending management are? Here are just a few:

A Single Point of Contact: Instead of dealing with a variety of service companies, working with National Vending grants you a one-stop source for everything from reports to product restock.

Personalized Care: While some vending services only offer a single solution for business owners, we take the time to get to know your business. Whether your machines fill a fitness center or a corporate office, we’ll make sure you are stocked with the appropriate products.

The Best Tech in the Business: The vending machine industry is moving faster than ever, and National Vending is here to help you keep up. When working with us, you can be sure that you’ll be directed to the most innovative and efficient vending machine technology on the market!

 

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Looking to stay ahead in the vast vending network? Follow our blog to learn how to use our vending services to their absolute potential. The vending industry is growing faster than ever these days, and our wide suite of services will keep you from getting overwhelmed by all of the options at your disposal. We’re here to keep you updated on any exciting developments coming out of the world of automatic dispensing, while informing you on the various services that National Vending is ready to provide for you and your business. If you want to run your vending business with maximum efficiency, we’re here to make it possible!