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deductions and prepaid in-house accounts
that can even be topped off as a reward for
Professional Finance Company installed a
micromarket from Avanti last year. Scott said
employee response has been overwhelmingly
positive, and the company likes the market
because it keeps employees on campus and
socializing with each other.
"Being a single mom and full-time student,
I often forget to grab food from home due
to always being in a hurry," said employee
Emily Wilson. "The Avanti Market has a lot of
options and fits within my budget, making it
an easy and guilt-free choice."
Don't forget to offer energy drinks and
caffeinated beverages, like coffee and tea,
which many employees rely on to help them
through the afternoon slump. The break
room at KeyBridge Medical Revenue Care
boasts an elaborate free coffee bar, with all
kinds of different coffee blends and mix-ins,
as well as an espresso machine.
FUN AND GAMES HELP
No longer considered a frivolous time-suck,
today employers recognize that break room
games and activities boost morale and
encourage employees to form friendships.
For instance, at Wilber & Associates
employees flock to the foosball table, where
games carry on from one break to the
OF EMPLOYEES SAY A
COMFORTABLE BREAK ROOM
WOULD HELP RELIEVE SOME
OF THEIR WORK STRESS.
Top: Employee break room at Williams & Fudge. (Photo: Williams & Fudge.)
Bottom: KeyBridge Medical Revenue Care provides Steelcase Brody pods like these. (Photo: Steelcase.)
next. And Fleming said the large-screen
TV in the break room is so popular that
when there are major sporting events in
the evening, clocked-out employees will
sometimes come back to the office just to
watch the game.
In addition to arcade games, the
Williams & Fudge main staff break room
features half a dozen flat-screen TVs, a
ping pong table and a computer where
employees can check their email or social
"They are able to give themselves a
personal or mental break, and when they go
back to work they are so appreciative of that
time," Palm said. "When you can let them be
silly or goofy, they come back to their desk
and work harder."