Roses have their merits, but when it comes to your employees, food is a far better way to show your love and appreciation this Valentine’s Day.

Here at Seamless, food is a huge part of everyday life – so when we were looking at perks for our team, a food program seemed like the obvious choice.

We introduced a food program that gives employees a weekly lunch “credit” for their Seamless food ordering account, which can be used any day of the week. Not only can our people order whatever they fancy, but they also get a 10% discount off every order they place while at work. The results from our employee engagement survey spoke for themselves – morale increased by 9% and we saw a 5% increase in the number of employees who said they were proud to work for us.

Thankfully for you, awesome Seamless food programs aren’t just restricted to Seamless HQ! We’re able to implement easy-to-manage programs in any business – and they’re not only super easy to use, they’re gentle on the bottom line, too.

The perks of a food program extend far beyond desk lunches. We found a ton of ways to make the most of food-related happiness – and thought we’d share a few tips with you to set those pulses racing…

  1. Celebrate the big things (and the little things)

A Seamless business account makes it extra simple to order in for events. Whether it’s a work anniversary, a birthday, or International Talk Like a Pirate Day, there are countless excuses to order a spontaneous spread and make your team smile.

  1. Never underestimate the power of a good lunch

A mealtime meeting without food is a one-way ticket to heartbreak – but with a business account, it’s easy to cater a meeting with a diverse range of meal options.

  1. Keep things spontaneous

Surprise snacks are a fun and cost-effective way to treat your team whenever they need a pick-me-up. In the past we’ve enjoyed free ice cream, cookies and milk, pancake breakfasts, and more.

  1. Play matchmaker

When employees no longer need to leave the building in search of food, we’ve found that they’re far more inclined to sit and enjoy lunch together in the office. It’s a great way to build employee relationships and welcome new team members! You can even set up “blind lunch dates” to integrate new team members and get people talking.

  1. Let the compliments roll in

We’re never short of compliments for our office food program – but we’ve noticed that the positive feedback doesn’t only come from current employees. When we’re talking about working at Seamless to jobseekers, people seem to really value the program – even more so than some more traditional benefits, like transit subsidies and FSA accounts.

So there you have it! The way to your team’s heart is almost certainly through their stomach. Click here to give your office the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift!