National Take Back the Lunch Break Day was created by Tork, the leading professional hygiene brand, in 2018 in response to the decline of the employee lunch break in today’s 24/7 work culture.
According to research conducted by Tork, employees who take a lunch break score higher on a wide range of engagement metrics, including job satisfaction and productivity. Tork’s study also revealed that nearly 90 percent of employees consider the ability to take a lunch break critical when accepting a new job.
However, once they are on the job, the average lunch break is less than 30 minutes for more than half of North American workers – barely enough time to purchase a meal, let alone enjoy it. That is why Tork created National Take Back the Lunch Break Day -to help improve workplace morale, satisfaction and productivity across North America.
The Tork Take Back the Lunch Break idea is simple: with more workers taking their lunch break, we can improve workplaces and worker happiness!
On the third Friday in June, North American workers are encouraged to take back their lunch breaks. Why? Because there has been an increasing trend to take less frequent and shorter lunch breaks, affecting employee morale and well-being.
According to Tork’s research, only one in three employees are engaged at work. Because engagement affects productivity, happiness and job satisfaction, it is time employees and employers across North America stepped up to the plate – the lunch plate that is! Break the cycle of skipping lunch or eating in front of a computer.
Get away from your desk and enjoy some fresh air, a real lunch and some social interaction. Use #takebacklunch to share your lunch break experience on social media.