5 Kick-Ass Office Snack Buying Tips for Busy HR Professionals
1. Don’t be cheap.
Cheap snacks are cheap for a reason.
They’re made with lower quality ingredients, like preservatives and artificial additives.
Snacks are supposed to be the fuel that helps your team be more productive, not the reason they feel unproductive and sluggish.
2. Focus on ingredients, not calories.
When you read the ingredients in the snacks you’re buying, can you pronounce all the words? Counting chemicals is much more important than counting calories.
3. Avoid bulk snacks that spread sickness around the office.
Think about how many hands go into that big tub of pretzels or nuts… no wonder so many people at your office are getting sick.
Buy snacks that come in single serve instead of buying in bulk. The added benefit is that single serve makes your life easier because you don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess left in the kitchen or breakroom.
4. Buy snacks with protein and healthy fats for lasting energy.
Your team needs snacks that will give them energy throughout the day. Buy snacks high in protein and healthy fats (like coconut or peanut butter) for sustained energy. Sugar might sound like a quick fix for low energy, but your team will be snoozing by 2:30 if that’s all they have available.
5. Stop buying boring snacks!
One of the main complaints we hear from offices around the country is “I’m tired of hearing my team complain about eating the same old boring snacks all the time.”
Variety is so important, especially for younger employees. Mix things up and find new, awesome snack products to curb these complaints.
The main reason companies buy snacks for their employees is to make them happy. Buying boring snacks won’t achieve that goal. Make it exciting!
Hannah from Brightfire Media was wasting tons of times each week buying snacks. She had a lot of people in her office who were picky eaters and who were trying to eat healthier:
“Between driving to the grocery store, taking snack inventory, and figuring out everyone’s preferences, something as simple as buying snacks was actually becoming a major headache.”
That’s when she decided to try SnackNation:
“It looks like I’m doing a lot of work, but SnackNation is the one doing it all for me. I get a lot of accolades for what SnackNation does.”
Hannah was also happy with how much happier her team was with variety that SnackNation offers:
“The curation is a big deal for us. The fact that the SnackNation team reaches out to us to see what we’re eating before they send more of it. We had tried other snack services, but they kept sending us things that nobody ate.”
One SnackNation member even took the time to do a full cost analysis to see how how other options like Amazon, Costco, and the local grocery store compared.
Here’s what Eric from ChowNow found:
“We found that when we went to Amazon, our cost was literally a one cent difference from SnackNation. Costco was a little bit larger of a difference because we were buying in bulk, but going there we were only saving about $0.14-$0.15. But we were still just getting these snacks that were not healthy.
When we decided to go with SnackNation, the difference in cost didn’t really factor into the equation for us. We saw the energy level of our employees went up dramatically, and that was the most important part for us.”
Check out this short video to see how SnackNation can make your life as an office manager a lot easier, help your team be a lot happier, and turn you into the office hero:
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What people are saying about us:
“SnackNation has brought variety and healthy snack alternatives to our office. Our employees are excited to try what’s new each month!”
-Jennifer, Director of Finance and HR at AnyMeeting
“No more fattening cookies and funny colored ‘snacks’ in this office. My employees are getting healthier by the day and don’t even realize it!”
-Michelle, VP Finance & HR at VDC Research
“Wonderful – Healthy – Delicious – Easy – We LOVE SnackNation!!”
-Toni, Assoc. Director of Employee Benefits at Northside Independent School District
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-Steph, HR Manager at Sente Mortgage