New year, new me: A phrase we hear every January, but for many it remains hollow. At Spud Software, we believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout the year – not just January. Therefore, it is our mission to provide our employees with the best possible work life experience.
When you get busy with work, it’s too easy to fall into a routine of grabbing McDonald’s for breakfast on the way in or DoorDash greasy burgers to the office for lunch. We decided to provide our employees a healthier option for sustenance when they’re focused on a big project, so Chef Jeff cooks us organic, balanced meals and snacks to keep us energized throughout the day and prevent any sugar crashes.
“It is great to work for a company that helps to enrich our personal lives while being valued at work.” – Denice Febbraro
Speaking of Chef Jeff, he’s also a nutrition coach and is excited to help with any food-related questions from our employees. (He’ll even give out the occasional secret recipe to those who ask nicely.)
Most recently, Kyle Gibbs, Software Developer, took advantage of Chef’s vast nutrition knowledge and sat down with him to discuss switching up his diet, which he is now applying to his daily life by sticking to more whole grains.
“It’s awesome to have a way to improve my personal life while also growing professionally!” – Kyle Gibbs
From running in charity 5Ks to racing Go-Karts to volunteering to help those in need, Spud Software prioritizes building camaraderie by participating in local events.
In early 2019, employees and their guests travelled to JD Racing Indoor Karting to put their racing skills to the test. Summer then arrived, and employees had a blast running, walking and just hanging out at the London Strong 5K. Just before Thanksgiving, a handful of employees took a few hours out of their Saturday to volunteer at Feed the Bus to benefit FISH of Grand Blanc.
We look forward to these opportunities to get to know our colleagues away from our computers, which only enriches our work environment.
Life Outside of Work
In any business, it’s important that your employees can maintain an appropriate work-life balance. As we’ve preached for years, this of course means enforcing processes, staying organized and utilizing software that works for you. Spud Software is a family company. We care about each of our employees, as well as their families. This is a Spud Family, and it’s important to us that our employees get home to their loved ones.