Promote staff health.
Healthy workers come to work more often and take fewer sick days. The average absenteeism rate in 2011 was 9.3 days per full-time employee. The estimated direct cost of absenteeism to the Canadian economy was $16.6 billion in 2012.
Boost office morale.
Employees feel rewarded for their hard work. Keeping employee morale high is one of the best things you can do to instil loyalty and maintain a productive workplace.
Improve corporate image.
A business that offers free fruit is seen as forward thinking. A healthy work environment attracts the best talent, maintains employee loyalty, creates trust with management and boosts office productivity.