The corporate cafeteria is a long and storied tradition, one that was severely trimmed back in the latter half of the 20th century as CEOs looked to maximize shareholder value by trimming costs anywhere possible. However, at the same time law firms and investment banks look to provide their employees with breakfast, lunch and even dinner on the company’s dime. The thinking in providing employees with meals was an attempt to maximize their billing hours and even with three meals a day and coffee, those billable hours added up to a sizable profit. Adding a Cafeteria Point of Sales Systems to corporate cafeterias are cost-effective motivators, even when the meals are not free or subsidized. Or, corporate cafeterias always have the choice of adding a cafeteria for profit.
Corporate Cafeteria Point of Sales System
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that parents in the workforce spend just one-hour eating meals during a 24-hour period. Further, a large number of people either eat at their desks or skip meals altogether. When you consider that only 18% of employers provide cafeterias, and only 14% of those provide subsidized meals, that means a lot of people go hungry during the workday. Hungry people are often hangry people – hungry, angry, and stressed out. Attitudes like that are contagious, not just among coworkers, but these attitudes can show up in customer service, hiring practices, and other areas.
However, some people don’t think it’s such a great idea. For instance, in the cities of San Francisco and the Mountain View, the city councils have either enacted or are looking at enacting bands on corporate cafeterias. The thinking is that these young tech workers need to get out and spend their tech dollars in local restaurants and businesses. This fails to take into account that even with the high salaries these workers are, the rents in Silicon Valley are exorbitant and extortionate. Very often after paying the rent, these workers may not have enough extra money to spend. However, politicians are known for going after the low hanging fruit, and the resentment of local restaurateurs against tech giant cafeterias may be impacting the war chests for the next election cycle.
Even small and medium-sized offices of modestly budgeted businesses can afford to put in a Cafeteria Point of Sales System in their modest self-serve company canteen. National and local brands will contract to offer a variety of food and drink to please just about everyone. Putting in a cafeteria POS system that allows a deduction from payroll, credit or debit card or contactless payment options can motivate workers and fatten up the bottom line.
Add Payroll Deduction To Your Cafeteria Point of Sales System
Payroll Deduction, is a cashless payment solution that can be part of your Cafeteria Point of Sales System. Payroll Deduction allows employees to make quick payments by swiping their employee ID and have the cost of their items deducted from their payroll all by a swipe or scan. ARBA Retail Systems Payroll Deduction has numerous customization that give managers or employers the ability to track employee spending, set limits for employees, offer discounts, order by department, create draw down accounts, you name it we got it.
Employees have options too! Employees can download our App and track their purchases, order items online, freeze their account or check their sending limit all from their mobile device. Employees also have the option to have their payment amounts of their purchases to be deducted in one sum, or those amounts can be spread over several pay periods. The payroll deduction, however it’s managed, is automatically forwarded to the payroll department, so no need for those employees to worry about reporting their deductions.
ABRA Retail Systems can be installed in multiple locations, so a maned register in the cafeteria or a Self-Service Kiosk in the coffee shop are definite options, and reports are available for all payment solutions throughout the building. With options like payroll deduction, employees have increased options to make their purchases. More options to buy means better revenue for your business. ARBA Retail Systems offers plenty of training and support once your payment solution is installed
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