Want to know more about healthy vending machines? The top five employer questions answered
Updated: Jan 20
When you run a business, it is second nature to want to keep overheads down, while keeping your staff happy and productive.
In light of recent events, many businesses that are reopening are likely to be hit with financial woes related to general running costs and will be looking for an efficient way to cut back without applying too much pressure or stress on their staff.
And, with added pressures from health services relating to the mental and physical health of workers, how can you ensure that your business is able to lower costs while keeping your staff healthy? One way to kill two birds with one stone is to hire a healthy vending machine in the UK.
A relatively new addition to the workplace, healthy vending machines offer your staff healthier snacking options at affordable prices, without contributing to excess weight gain or stress. Marketed to appeal to businesses of all sizes, when you hire a healthy vending machine from the UK, you are likely to be amazed at the difference it makes to your workplace in relation to cost and productivity.
But, of course, you as an employer will have questions. Here are some of the answers to the top five FAQs about healthy vending machines.
Are they more expensive than regular vending machines?
You will be happy to know that when you often hire a healthy vending machine, there is no additional cost based on the foods offered.
Many companies that provide these machines to business owners set them up for free and will be able to manage them remotely.
Will I need to pay service charges?
While this may vary depending on which company you choose, many of the suppliers of these machines do not charge for servicing the machines.
As mentioned earlier, many of these machines are managed remotely using specialised software, so in the event that there is an issue with the machine, the suppliers will be aware of it and will aim to fix it without requiring access to your office. Handy and time-saving.
How will I know when I need to re-order food?
Once again, many healthy vending machines are in constant communication with the suppliers and can alert them to low levels of a particular snack or beverage.
Therefore, as an employer, you can focus all of your energy into running your team, without having to check stock levels.
How do I know that the food is high-quality?
Many health-based vending machines come with a touch-screen interface, which will allow you and your staff members to check the nutritional contents of each snack.
And, as the name suggests, none of these snacks will be high in sugars, salts or fats, meaning that they are all top quality produce.
What exactly is meant by ‘healthy’ snacks?
Healthy snacks contain low levels of sugar, fats, salts and are plant-based.
Things like fruit crisps and peanut bars are considered healthy snacks, while liquid beverages will usually be water or fruit-based and with low sugar.