Airlift Blog

Keeping up with Startup Company Perks

The Airlift Team, January 21, 2016

If there’s one thing most startups know, it’s that recruiting and retaining good employees is the key to success. Happy, confident workers aren’t just more productive overall—they’re also part of a growing movement that sees going to work every day less like drudgery and more like coming home. Of course, home isn’t home without healthy snacks to get you through the day. That’s why micro market vending, which allows you to provide on-site fresh food options to your staff, is the ultimate startup company perk. When you’re operating on a small budget but want to compete with the big players, the way to employee retention might just lie through the stomach.

Small Budget, Big Dreams

Saving money by putting a cap on your company food budget is a smart fiscal move, but it doesn’t always translate to a happy workplace. No one likes feeling the pinch of a tightened belt, especially when they’re working so hard to get your products and services off the ground. Long nights, early meetings, down-to-the-wire deadlines…your employees are putting in the effort. Your job is to make sure they understand how much you appreciate it. By offering subsidized food options tailored for today’s health-savvy consumers, Airlift allows you to operate like a big company without spending money like one. With on-site micro market vending, your employees get access to a wide range of healthy meals, snacks, and beverages when they need them most. At the same time, you get to offer a convenient food bar that ranks you up there with the biggest tech companies. Everyone wins, and for a lot less money than you might think.

Startup Perks

These days, it seems like startup companies will do anything to set themselves apart—and that’s great for any company hoping to recruit new workers. However, matching yourself against your competitors becomes much more difficult in the process. That’s why you should look beyond reckless spending to focus on what your startup perks say about you. Are you:

  • Concerned about overall health and wellness?
  • Willing to invest in long-term employee happiness?
  • Prepared to create a positive, productive workplace?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then Airlift might be right for you.

Work perks aren’t just a buzzword, and they’re not going away anytime soon. Your company’s culture is what people see when they apply to work for you, when they use your products and services, and when they’re looking to the future for investments. Step your culture up by creating the kind of environment where people feel good about going to work—and where the break room always has something fresh and delicious to offer.