The holiday season is a great time to give thanks to people you care about and those who have supported you throughout the year. As you gather with friends and family, you may exchange holiday gifts, cards, and/or mementos… but what about your employees? It’s important to remember all the hard work they have put into your business throughout the year and be sure to recognize and thank them for it.
Many companies will celebrate the holiday season with a dinner or party, which can be fun and delicious. But once the dinner is eaten and the party has ended, it’s over. Why not give a gift to your employees that they can enjoy for years to come; one that they will use every day, multiple times a day; one that will be good for their health? Well, this year you can give them all those things with a bottleless water cooler.
Bottleless Water Cooler Benefits
Staying hydrated is essential for your health, and because many Americans work 8+ hours a day, it’s important that businesses provide water for their employees. It’s common for a company to have a traditional, upside-down, 5-gallon water jug in their break room or cases of plastic water bottles in their refrigerator as a means of hydrating their staff, but is that really the best option? The Quench Water Experts explain why a bottleless water cooler would be a better solution, and ultimately, a great gift to your employees.
Although traditional water coolers are functional, times have changed, and so have water coolers! They have gotten cleaner, sleeker, and healthier with point of use (POU) water filtration machines. A point of use water cooler (aka bottleless water cooler) differs greatly from its bottled water predecessors in that the water is filtered on-site, right in the machine, rather than pre-filtered and bottled at an off-site manufacturing plant, and then delivered to a business. Like traditional water coolers, point of use coolers’ primary function is to provide easy access to drinking water, but there are a lot of added benefits.
Point-of-Use water dispensers are modern.
Gone are the days where your office is cluttered with cases of single-use plastic water bottles and/or 5-gallon plastic water jugs. You can send your break room into the future with a modern bottleless water cooler. There are countertop and freestanding options available to suite your floorplan and décor needs, and some freestanding machines even come in an ergonomic design for comfortable “no-bend” dispensing. Point of use water dispensers can have advanced filtration and sanitization technologies to ensure that the water is great-tasting and the outside of the machine (user interface) is germ-free. Like traditional water coolers, there are bottleless water coolers that dispense hot, cold, and/or room temperature water, but there are also bottleless water coolers that dispense ice. And if you really want to “wow” your employees you can get a bottleless water cooler that dispenses sparkling water and/or flavored sparkling water. That’s right – you can offer your employees unlimited, on-demand sparkling water!
Bottleless water coolers are eco-friendly.
As many people are trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle, it’s important to provide eco-friendly options in the workplace, including your drinking water. Supplying cases of single-use plastic water bottles and/or offering water from a 5-gallon plastic jug is not a sustainable option. In one year, the manufacturing of plastic water bottles releases approximately 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and results in over 22 billion plastic bottles ending up in landfills. A point of use water cooler eliminates the need for plastic water bottles and correspondingly eliminates all the plastic waste and associated production and transportation pollution. Help your employees be greener and drink cleaner at work by providing a bottleless water cooler. As an added gift, you could also provide them with a reusable water bottle that they can use to fill up at the water station. Click here for the 16 Best Water Bottles.
POU water machines improve culture.
Break rooms can say a lot about a company’s culture. You’d be surprised just how many job candidates will assess your company’s culture by how your break room looks. If the breakroom is outdated and unpleasant, employees will feel like their company doesn’t care about their wellbeing; only about their work. On the flip side, if the break room is modern and enjoyable, employees will know that the company cares about their happiness and put an honest effort into providing a sanctuary where they can go to relax.
Stepping away from your work for a few minutes allows you to rejuvenate your mind. Employees should be encouraged to take small 15-minute breaks after every 75-90-minute work period. A brief chat by the bottleless water cooler with a fellow employee can help employees regain their focus when they return to work.
The mental and physical wellbeing of employees should always be a top priority of every company. Caring for its most essential asset—its people—is at the core of every successful business. A new water cooler that is bottleless, modern, and eco-friendly will naturally attract employees to take short water breaks throughout the day; keeping them happy, healthy, and hydrated.
Upgrade Your Office with Quench
Each year, it gets harder and harder to come up with new ideas to gift your employees. That’s because you want to get them something that says, “thank you, I appreciate you, and I care about you.” What better way to say that than by equipping your workplace with a bottleless water cooler that enables your employees to stay hydrated, healthy, and eco-friendly!?
At Quench, we believe break rooms are the cornerstone of any workplace. It’s where employees go to escape from their daily workload and recharge. Not to mention, it’s a reflection of your company’s investment in its employees. This holiday season give your employees a gift that will benefit them for years to come.
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