Research by Deloitte conducted in 2023 – Deloitte 2023 Wellbeing at work surveyand published by the World Economic Forum suggests that workplace wellbeing is in decline. The report finds employees are strongly motivated to improve their wellbeing but many are not making progress, and for a majority, work is taking an increasing toll on their physical and mental health. Only a third said their mental and physical health had improved in the last year.

So, what can you do to ease that pressure, to support their wellbeing, to ensure they are able to work at their best every time they come to work? What can you do, beyond their salary and wages to reward them?

The Deloitte research identified three direct pathways to creating healthier workplaces:

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  1. Empower Managers to support workforce wellbeing.
  2.  Hold executives and the organisation accountable.
  3.  Embrace the broader movement toward human sustainability.

OK – there are times that reports and research insights can seem arms length and esoteric. The implications seem easy enough to understand but sometimes the practical application of those insights is simply out of reach, too challenging to implement, take years to create a positive impact or are beyond the budgets or resourcing capabilities of all but the world’s enterprise behemoths.

But, sometimes a solution is presented that:

  • Is easily implemented
  • Requires minimal resourcing
  • Has immediate positive impact
  • Addresses many concerns in one solution

And that solution?

A Provender GrabNGo Micro Market

What if I were also to tell you that that solution wouldn’t cost you a cent? Well, my friend, read on to find the top 7 reasons a Micro Market in your workplace will trump every single other employee benefit in 2024.

Provender Micro Markets offer a range of benefits that can significantly enhance operations and employee well-being. Suited to almost every type of workplace: fulfillment centres, distribution centres, transport hubs, fall centres, finance, banking and administration offices, manufacturing, healthcare, government and education and any workplace with approximately 100 staff on site every day.

Here are seven key benefits of implementing Micro Markets in your workplace, wherever you are across Australia:

1. Boosted Employee Morale and Satisfaction

Micro Markets provide employees with convenient access to a variety of snacks, beverages, and essentials without having to leave the premises. This accessibility enhances employee morale by offering a convenient and enjoyable break experience. Employees feel valued and appreciated when provided with amenities that cater to their needs, leading to increased job satisfaction and overall morale within the workplace.

2. Enhanced Productivity and Efficiency

By reducing the time spent on breaks and eliminating the need for employees to leave your workplace to purchase snacks or meals, Micro Markets contribute to increased productivity and efficiency. Employees can quickly grab a snack or beverage during their breaks, minimising downtime and maximising operational efficiency. This streamlined process allows staff to remain focused and engaged in their tasks, leading to improved performance and throughput.

3. Customised Offerings to Cater to Employee Preferences

Micro Markets offer flexibility in product selection, allowing you to customise offerings based on employee preferences and dietary requirements. Whether it’s healthy snacks, specialty beverages, or grab-and-go meals, you are in total control. You can curate a range of options to cater to the diverse needs and tastes of your workforce. This customisation enhances employee satisfaction and ensures that everyone can find something they enjoy within the Micro Market.

4. 24/7 Accessibility and Convenience

Unlike traditional food service such as in-house catering or cafeterias, that may have limited operating hours, Micro Markets provide 24/7 access to snacks and beverages, accommodating varying shift schedules and work patterns in fulfillment centres. Employees can access the Micro Market at any time of the day or night, ensuring that they have access to essential items whenever they need them. This round-the-clock accessibility enhances convenience and supports a culture of flexibility within the workplace.

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5. Promotes Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Incorporating healthier snack and meal options in Micro Markets promotes employee wellness and encourages healthier lifestyle choices. Most roles are demanding either physically and/or mentally, therefore, it is not only best practise but also some might say, an essential employee wellbeing strategy to provide nourishing snacks, meals and beverages to support your workforce. By offering a selection of nutritious options such as fresh, ready made meals, salads, dairy, nourishing beverages, fresh fruits, protein bars, and low-sugar drinks, Micro Markets empower employees to make healthier food choices while at work.

6. Cost-Effective Solution for Employers

Micro Markets offer a cost-effective solution for your workforce. When compared with traditional cafeteria or catering services, there are minimal overhead costs and when you choose a Provender GrabNGo Micro Market, you will never have to worry about servicing, maintenance, cleaning or fulfilling because this is all done for you. At no cost to you. Additionally, as all of our Micro Markets are equipped with the very latest in contactless payment and self-service checkouts, the need for additional staffing or operational resources, is completely eliminated.

7. Data-Driven Insights for Optimisation

Micro Markets are equipped with advanced technology that allows for real-time monitoring and data collection. Provender provides timely and regular reporting of all aspects of the data in your Micro Market, including valuable insights into employee preferences, purchasing trends, and consumption patterns. By analysing this information, together with our Micro Market specialists, you are able to make informed decisions regarding product selection, pricing strategies, and inventory management, optimising the Micro Market to better meet the needs of employees and enhance overall satisfaction.

In summary, Provender GrabNGo Micro Markets offer a range of benefits that can significantly enhance workplaces across Australia. From boosting employee morale and productivity to promoting healthier lifestyle choices and offering cost-effective solutions for employers, Micro Markets are a valuable amenity that can positively impact both employees and the bottom line. As workplaces continue to prioritise employee well-being and operational efficiency, integrating Micro Markets into the workplace emerges as a strategic low cost investment with tangible and immediate benefits for all stakeholders involved.

If you’re ready to experience all that a Provender GrabNGo Micro Market has to offer, call us today on 1800 121 111 or enquire through our easy website form.