It's estimated that we make roughly 250 food decisions a day - many of which we're unaware of. One of the biggest factors in our food decisions is our food environment which can prompt us to eat in a particular way.
There's no question eating habits have shifted over the last few months, but now there's data to show exactly how food preferences have changed collectively.
Several months of lockdown and isolation can cause damage to our psychological and mental health. Mental health challenges are expected to be far more commonplace in the post-COVID-19 world, and they can have a significant impact on employee productivity and engagement. As companies discuss the possibilities and solutions associated with re-entering the workplace and welcoming people back, they must consider the stress and anxiety the recent pandemic has put on their workforce.
There are many paths that lead us to our passions. Some people take the opportunity to make their passion their profession, doing a job that feeds their ambitions and inspires them. ISS Guckenheimer Catering Sous Chef Xiomara Battle has made her passion her career at a client site in Boulder, Colorado.
The ways we live, work and play have all changed. Offices, schools, restaurants, malls and event venues are all having to adjust the way they operate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an office space, new processes and procedures are in place to protect the employees that occupy these spaces. The way employee dining spaces are operated and managed will have to undergo a variety of changes.
Employee cafés experience a high volume of traffic – people picking up lunch, colleagues taking a coffee break or those who enjoy socializing in the café. In typically crowded spaces such as corporate dining areas, food service providers and their clients are taking a closer look at updating cleaning and hygiene practices to provide employees and food service teams a safe place to interact.
With many offices vacant and employees hunkered down at home, finding a sense of normalcy can be difficult. Your daily routine is thrown off. You may be sharing an office space with a spouse, roommate or children. On the other hand, it could be that you are an introvert who thrives in this environment. For others, this lifestyle shift can be challenging, and it can be hard to adjust psychologically.
Work-life balance has been an area of focus for many organizations. Companies understand that to attract and retain top-tier talent, they must adapt to what the workforce wants and values. In many cases, employees want to feel appreciated while knowing that employers understand the importance of life outside the workplace. Now that many of our work lives and our personal lives have merged while we work from home, it may be hard to draw the line between work priorities and personal goals. Harvard Business Review found that Amazon offers over 10,000 different books on how to lead remotely, leading us to conclude that achieving business results with dispersed teams is a difficult objective. The good news in these challenges are common across companies and industries. Many employees and supervisors are all facing these new circumstances.
Here are a few tips to make this temporary situation easier and help you stay productive and positive.
Many of us are doing our part during this challenging time by staying home and limiting our social interactions. Though many offices and buildings have shut their doors for now, our food service teams have remained committed to creating a positive experience for our clients and their employees.
Humans have a natural penchant for salt, fat, and sugar, as these types of foods have been shown to light up reward centers in our brain. No wonder why it’s so difficult to turn down free pizza in the breakroom or donuts at an A.M. meeting!
Five basic tastes influence the vast variety of flavors in our food: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami, or savory. Despite our biological taste temptations, it is possible to enjoy all tastes by savoring the inherent flavor in nutrient-dense foods!
There are many benefits to having a gender-equal workplace. Among these benefits, it allows organizations to hire and retain top talent, build a healthy organizational culture, and increase competitiveness by being a better representation of the customer base.
A gender-equal workplace is one where all employees are treated equally regardless of gender; have equal access to rewards and opportunities; receive equal pay for equal work; and have equal access to all organizational roles.