In my 8+ years in the tech world, I have seen lunchtime or break time information sessions employed frequently for training purposes. In mostly virtual environments, this strategy still works as long as lunch is provided. This can be done through Doordash, Ubereats, etc.
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Yes, it does have benefits.
This makes them a great way to foster a culture of learning and knowledge sharing in your organization. It can make them more flexible, more responsive to changing business conditions, and better able to step in when others are absent. A lunch and learn session can also be a “safe” environment for people to develop their confidence in presenting. And finally, providing attendees with complimentary food is a way for your organization to show that it appreciates its people, and their hard work.
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Hello. If you are referring to virtual “lunch and learn” educational sessions for your own employees, they can be a great way to offer professional development opportunities for up-skilling while fostering engagement (especially with remote teams). In my experience, these sessions are most successful when the attendees feel engaged through activities and the ability to share their own experiences. Take some time to select your topic, speaker, and learning objectives, then market the event as an educational experience highlighting the benefits.
If you are a California employer, please keep in mind that there are very strict wage & hour guidelines regarding meal & rest breaks. You should be very clear that participation is voluntary and unpaid since it takes place during the employee’s meal break. If attendance will be mandatory, the employees should be paid for their time.
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