Sitting in the middle of the table in my office is a fruit bowl. It’s seen service for several years now – but as a sweet bowl. Chews, chocolates, toffees and the like have all been held in the sweet bowl, and it has provided no end of energy boosts for staff. It all adds to the employee relations side of HR as well – something that I feel is extremely important. It may be just a bowl of sweets but it gives me the chance to have a natter when anyone pops in for ‘just one choccie’, and ask how things are. The sweets however, have now gone.. They were replaced today, by none other than – FRUIT!
The fruit bowl looks so much better, there’s the bonus that it’s a healthier offering, and importantly for me – my colleagues seem to approve as well. That said, I could really have done with a toffee or two mid-afternoon today! 😉