What food industry professionals are saying about mental health — and what should be done in the future.
Caring for employees’ mental health is a critical component for any employer, and that encompasses a lot – from sick leave policies to flexible and reliable scheduling to offering well-being services for both the mind and body. In the foodservice industry, paying attention to employees’ well-being is increasingly critical. So take a look at what foodservice operators say they’re doing now to help their employees, feedback as to what’s working, and a look at the road ahead.
More than 4 in 5 (84%) of operators say taking care of their employees’ mental health is important to them, so we take a look at how the industry is changing – and how the importance of mental health policies stretch past just the employee and employer, but to consumers as well.
- More than a third of consumers say they want restaurant kitchens to be easier for employees to work in
- Half of on-site operators offer access to Employee Assistance Programs, but only 15% of restaurant operators do the same
- 41% of foodservice operators offer flexible scheduling to support work-life balance