Aleya Harris

Aleya Harris
Aleya Harris is the Director of Marketing for ISS-Guckenheimer North America.
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How the Workplace Can Make or Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2020-01-29 12:30:00

 

Rules are made to be broken, and resolutions are created to fail. Or are they? The statistics would say yes. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year Resolutions and eight percent of them are successful in reaching their goal, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology

Are broken promises to ourselves really the best way to start off the New Year?

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Health and Wellness Program

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2020-01-21 12:15:00

 

Thanks to research done in recent years, corporate health and wellness programs have been shown to provide far-ranging benefits to both employees and their companies when designed in the correct way. Programs that offer resources to support healthy decision making on the job--like nutritious lunch options, group exercise opportunities, and smoking cessation programs--address workers’ healthcare needs in both the long and short term: daily steps toward healthier lifestyles collectively constitute leaps away from sky-high healthcare costs incurred through preventable illnesses. 

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Beyond Food: Creating a More Enjoyable Employee Dining Experience

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-11-12 18:32:53

 

There’s a lot more to enjoying a meal than just eating good food. If that was the case, every dining establishment would be takeout-only. In fact, all the many non-food aspects of dining can add up to create an experience that’s bigger than the sum of its parts — leaving you feeling not just well-fed, but more relaxed, mindful, and connected.

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Creating a Versatile Space with Your Cafeteria

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-10-30 19:05:04

 

In an age where strong corporate culture is a powerful employee retention tool, the workplace cafeteria is undergoing a major facelift. No longer just a site of simple nourishment, cafeterias have been reimagined as spaces that can deliver serious ROI in the form of worker productivity and happiness. 

In fact, recent studies show that communal, well-designed cafeterias can reduce absenteeism, improve morale, and enhance team-building. They can become fantastic places to not only eat, but also to relax, socialize and collaborate. It’s quite possible that the next million-dollar idea may arise from a conversation over sandwiches and coffee.

Here’s how to turn your cafeteria from a snack bar into a versatile space that encourages productivity.

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Exploring the Trend of Cashless Cafes

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-10-14 11:00:00

 

Digital technologies are becoming more deeply embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, including how we pay for our work meals in the corporate cafe. Long gone are the days when cash was king. Today, most cafes accept electronic payments like credit cards and mobile payments. Some are even choosing to go cashless, and analysts believe this trend will accelerate as tech solutions in business become the norm.

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Successful Food Service Trends for the Modern Employee Dining Program

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-09-30 16:07:03

 

In today’s tight labor market, every organization is looking for ways to stand out. From flexible vacation policies to pet-friendly offices, company perks are an expected part of the workplace.

One of the best ways to attract (and keep) talent is by offering healthy and delicious dining options. Thoughtful touches like fresh squeezed juice, premium coffee, organic produce, and meal prep services are just a few of the options that employees are finding in their company cafe. One industry report says 48% of respondents would consider the snack options of a company when considering taking a new job.

Smart companies with modern employee dining programs are capitalizing on this by staying on top of the latest trends. Here’s what a modern employee dining program looks like, the latest trends to watch, and how to choose the right one for your company.

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Why It Pays to Splurge on a Company Event

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-09-23 15:58:52

 

The food service business is, above all else, a people-driven business. Behind every delicious food item lies an effectively managed web of relations, running from the executive suite to the farm to the service floor. When these relations are fostered within a positive, rewarding company culture, the benefits are tangible.

Higher quality products are put on the catering table, and innovative dining services are offered to the public. One proven way of strengthening company culture is through events.

What Is a Company Event?

A company event can be defined as a gathering that is sponsored by a company for its employees, business partners, clients, and/or prospective clients. An event can be large and hosted at a convention hall; or it can be a small, intimate affair like a meeting or holiday party. An event can be serious and instructional, or laid-back and fun.

Other examples of company meetings include trade shows, retreats, incentive programs, sports events, company milestones, board meetings, and shareholder meetings.

When planning an event, it’s important to keep company goals and directives in mind. Ultimately, every company event should serve to improve productivity.

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Fostering Community Engagement Through Corporate Cafes

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-08-12 15:29:00

 

It’s no secret that today’s business landscape is becoming increasingly socially aware. As a result, corporate philanthropy promoting the welfare of the community at large is becoming more commonplace. This new face of corporate philanthropy is more active, engaged and multi-faceted. 

Forward-thinking companies are shifting away from donations and ad hoc practices. They are embracing community engagement, a more sophisticated approach that aligns company goals with the needs of their community. One of the ways it is being fostered is through the innovation of corporate cafes.

Let’s take a deeper look into community engagement, its benefits for corporations and the community, and how corporate cafes tie it all together.

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The Benefits of Incorporating Fitness into Your Employee Nutrition Plan

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-07-29 18:51:57

 

As healthcare costs rise, more and more companies are realizing that helping their employees stay healthy is good business, plain and simple. 

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 75% of a company’s health care costs and loss of productivity are connected to employees’ lifestyles. It’s not just obvious health care risks like smoking either. A major culprit in the ongoing healthcare challenges is inactivity for long periods of time – as you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking. 

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5 Companies Committed to Healthy Employee Dining

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-06-24 19:13:01

“Wellness” is more than a catchy buzzword. In fact, it’s been shown that nutritious foods fuel the body and mind. A growing body of research shows that healthy eating makes people feel better, more productive, and less likely to call out sick.

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