Want to make your employees happy?
Bring some candy to the office.
Studies have shown that companies that offer their workers a regular supply of free snacks tend to have happier employees. We have to assume that at least some of our customers have sought out our nut-free candy and other delicacies to have something sweet to bring to work.
Now, we realize that you might not have the space – or the budget – to offer your workers a fully-stocked kitchen.
But you don’t have to. All you need is a candy dish. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why candy is good for the workplace, and offer up some suggestions for the best candy to keep around the office.
1. It boosts morale
Your employees work hard. Offering up workplace snacks is one way to let them know you appreciate them. Plus, they’ll be able to give themselves little rewards each day: “I’ll finish this report, then I can have a few jellybeans.”
2. It can help you attract new employees
Millennial workers look for perks like free candy when considering employers. Take some photos of your workplace candy supply and post them on social media to give the world an idea of life at your office.
3. It’s better than a vending machine
Workplace vending machines are a pain. You and your employees need to have coins or dollar bills on hand – crisp, clean dollar bills, to be exact – whenever you want a snack. And these machines can malfunction. They take up a lot of space. You have to wait for your supplier to visit to replenish everyone’s favorite snacks.
Offering up free, communal candy takes all those worries out of the equation. You’ll have control over what you can eat and when.
What kind of candy should I offer?
Not every snack was designed with the workplace in mind. You don’t want anything too sticky, bulky or greasy. Go with something small and bite-sized:
- You’ll never go wrong with M&Ms
- Hard candies will keep for a long time, and offer co-workers an easy way to freshen their breath
- Gummy candies (like Gummy bears, Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids) are fun and colorful
- Jellybeans also add a splash of color to your desk and offer something for everyone.
Of course, the candy universe is much vaster than what we have on our list. We’d love to hear your suggestions for the ideal workplace candy. Let us know in the comments section below.
Offer up nut free candy at work
If you’re going to have candy at work, having nut-free options is never a bad idea. You’ll make sure everyone – co-workers and visitors alike – can enjoy what you have to offer.
And if you’re buying nut-free candy for the office, chances are you’re buying in bulk. If so, turn to Skip’s Candies. We’ve spent more than 25 years providing the best in nut free candy and chocolates.
We operate a dedicated nut-free facility and purchase our raw materials and finished products from manufacturers who either work in a nut-free environment or have dedicated nut-free areas and/or follow safe cleaning and handling practices.
Contact us today to find a candy variety that will delight your co-workers.