It may be true that ‘there’s no place like home,’ but given the paradigm shift of the recent work-from-home era and these current times of hybrid – workplaces would do well to channel the very best parts of it.
‘Home’ is a place where people feel taken care of. It’s comfort food, a cup of coffee, and the knowledge that you’re ‘part of the family.’ Perhaps most importantly, it’s about the flow and organization that frame all these elements within it.
Automated convenience services like snack vending machines at work provide many of the compelling comforts and connections of home. But a platform like Nayax – an all-in-one system that offers card readers along with customer and payment management – can provide that much needed structure around it, making sure it truly meets the needs of everyone at the table.
In general, offering food and beverages in the workplace makes a lot of sense. It keeps employees on site, increases productivity, wellness, and happiness – and helps avoid “hangry” staff!
Today, many employers subsidize food and beverages for their employees in some way. Most of them offer food vouchers or canteen services, and some offer free food. And yet, many HR professionals still feel there is a gap between actual benefits offered and employee perception of them.
If employees do not recognize a company’s efforts geared towards them, it is ultimately a waste of resources. This is perhaps one of the reasons why many workplaces now offer prepaid cards – both physical and digital – for employees. When employers issue cards, these can be branded for the company, providing visibility. In the simplest sense, they are concrete reminders to employees of what the company is trying to do on their behalf. The potential only grows from there.
The Win-Win-Win of Systems
The ability to organize and develop programs around a system like Nayax is full of opportunity for everyone – employers, employees, and operators.
Employers are set up to simply and locally subsidize food and incentivize purchasing with happy hours and special deals. They can offer benefits according to the type of employee – for example, apps and QR codes for younger generations – or tying in machines from mixed locations.
Employees benefit from bonuses and incentives. They enjoy greater spending flexibility and a more pleasurable time on the premises – all of which increase their appreciation for the workplace, and loyalty to the organization.
And for operators, a system like Nayax not only provides important data, but it helps stabilize their presence in different locations. They can offer discount campaigns and loyalty rewards for gold customers. Their customers will likely increase their ‘basket size.’ And as they nurture repeat business and a base monthly income – they are ultimately growing their revenue.
Offerings Beyond Food and Beverages
Still, there’s more to life (and possible Nayax offerings) than snacks and coffee from a machine. With Nayax card readers, it’s possible to offer employees EV charging, massage chairs, and even mini markets with a cashless self-checkout solution which can be started with just a low up-front investment. Cards can even extend to bigger picture services with additional perks such as laundromats and entertainment, like kiddie rides and arcades.
Home Sweet Home
The contemporary workplace seeks to strike a unique balance. It should be even more productive than it was in the past – as people may be on site less. But it also needs to be attractive and comfortable, on par with work-from-home (albeit without the chores and babies).
For employers and the operators who support them, automated services with a smart structure like the Nayax platform can bring together the best of all worlds. Contact us today to learn how Nayax can bring the best aspects of home into the workplace through you.