17 Oct The Ace in the Hole for Hiring and Retaining Employees in the Foodservice Equipment Industry
For those of us who live and breathe foodservice equipment — and before I moved into insurance I was a manufacturer rep in MAFSI region 12 — we know there are a whole range of reasons why we love the industry.
The foodservice equipment industry is fun. It’s full of great food and beverage. It’s comprised of a lot of great people who really value the importance of relationships, of shaking hands. And it’s exciting. Food has never been more popular, from celebrity chefs to entire TV networks dedicated to restaurants and recipes.
The foodservice equipment space — all of foodservice, in fact — also faces a huge challenge in spite of all the reasons. That challenge? Labor. Finding employees. Hiring great people from the younger generations and retaining them for years to come.
As listed in the 2018 MAFSI Market Forecast, manufacturer reps typically employee three to four field representatives with an additional two to three inside customer service reps. At the same time, unemployment is falling, making it more difficult to find, hire, and retain the right people.
What this means is employers need to look at innovative ways to attract potential hires, and looking at benefits like insurance in a new light can certainly help in our current era of health insurance uncertainty.
WHY HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD MATTER TO FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT COMPANIES
Employers need to be at the top of their games. They should always think about new and innovative ways to bring in new hires, and benefits are part of that overall equation.
As a company that helps foodservice equipment companies include health insurance benefits as part of a benefits package, Creative Insurance Solutions chose to partner with OneDigital, an employee benefits company and HR solutions provider that is listed as 13th on the list of top 50 brokers in the employer group.
Companies like OneDigital retain close relationships with companies like Creative Insurance Solutions in order to provide affordable health insurance options that can meet budgets while still providing employees with significant health insurance resources.
WHAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE FOR MAFSI MEMBERS?
We can help foodservice equipment companies, whether it’s a rep or a manufacturer, design a portfolio of health insurance benefits that can help you attract, hire, and retain the best staff possible.
And in an era of labor shortages, we hope to provide you with every advantage you can get — without busting your bottom line.
Discover the health insurance options available to you and your foodservice business with a free insurance assessment from Creative Insurance Solutions. Click the image below to get started.