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    Improving your staff kitchen

    Many businesses are seeking out ways to improve staff morale and productivity whilst aiming to reduce sickness and absence. These elements can often be improved with the introduction of a healthy office, which is key for a thriving business. If your office kitchen is unloved and not conducive to health, invest in some new kit to show commitment in your staff and use this move as a driver for new staff engagement initiatives in healthy eating and office life. For example, if your employees are constantly heading to the nearest takeaway coffee shop because it's easier for them to travel there than fill up the kettle and wait for it to boil, invest in central boilers that keep large reserves of hot water on tap. Make it easy for staff. Provide a range of herbal and green teas to encourage staff to try these healthier versions and ease off the caffeine. And remember to set a good example yourself! Rather than have staff buying unhealthy, sugar-stuffed drinks, use water coolers around the office and a mains fed water cooler in the kitchen that will chill and filter tap water and produce cost-effective drinks for staff. The office coolers will also provide a useful breakout and gathering area, which allows staff to enjoy healthy break times. This is essential for a good office environment. Also invest in other schemes to improve health and morale. An office fruit box scheme can be a good way to avoid unhealthy snacks such as crisps and chocolates in the office. Subsidise the scheme to show your good will and you should see a return on investment as your workers show their appreciation. Why not seek out a corporate offer for a local gym to offer a subsidised benefit to your team too? There are other initiatives you could try, such as the bike-to-work scheme, which should attract plenty of interest. Latest news from Waterlogic, leading UK supplier of office water dispensers, bottled and mains-fed water coolers and eco boilers.