The corporate cafeteria is a long tradition, one that had severe limits back in the latter half of the 20th century as CEOs’ interest 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 sum up to a sizable profit. Adding a Cafeteria Point of Sale Software to corporate cafeterias is a cost-effective motivator, even when the meals are not free. Or, corporate cafeterias always have the choice of adding a cafeteria for profit.
Corporate Cafeteria Point of Sale Software
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 meal subsidization; 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 are 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 of these workers, 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 medium and smaller offices of businesses with a modest budget can afford to put in a Cafeteria Point of Sale Software 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 POS System
Employee 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 removal of deduction costs from their payroll all by a swipe or scan. Our Payroll Deduction has numerous customization that gives 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! Staff can download our App and track their purchases, order items online, freeze their accounts, or check their sending limit from their mobile devices. Employees also have the option to have the removal of payment amounts from their purchases in one sum, or those amounts can be spread over several pay periods. The payroll deduction, however, is manageable and automatically forwards to the payroll department, so no need for those employees to worry about reporting their deductions.
ABRA Retail Systems installations can be complete in multiple locations, so a manual 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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