Lunch Today?

business-lunchI want to be straight with you.

It sounds petty, but… if your team doesn’t have time to eat lunch today, something’s wrong. Dead wrong.


  • Their priorities aren’t straight
  • You’re understaffed
  • You’ve hired the wrong people or most likely, your folks are worried that you won’t respect their work ethic if they take lunch.

That’s pretty sad. But apparently true.

There’s a new study out today, where they surveyed 1,600 employees. Thirty-eight percent said they feel discouraged from taking lunch, and 34% of bosses said they DO consider how often an employee eats lunch when evaluating their job performance.

That’s as yummy as a 2-day-old bagel.

The surest, fastest way to lose your Rockstar employees is to burn them out and drive them away. And it’s not about the lunch at all. It’s about trust and empowerment and freedom to do the best work of their career… at your company. Give them the freedom and time and latitude to do their work, their way. And they’ll stay far longer than the typical employee – even when the headhunters call.

While we’re at it… are YOU eating lunch today?

It’s a gorgeous day. Some sun and sandwich will do you good.

And while you’re munching, sample my tasty free book To Fire Or Not To Fire. You can download it instantly here:

Jeff Hyman

Jeff Hyman

Jeff Hyman launched his recruiting career at Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart, the preeminent global executive search firms. Today, he’s Chief Talent Officer at Chicago-based Strong Suit Executive Search. Along the way, Jeff created four companies, backed by $50 million in venture capital. He currently teaches the MBA course about recruiting at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and hosts the five-star Strong Suit Podcast. Jeff has been featured by Inc., Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and other media outlets. He holds a master’s degree from Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School.

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