When is a micro market the right choice?
Micro Markets are becoming ever more popular in employee break rooms, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right fit for everyone.
Things that need to be considered:
Micro Markets work best in a closed environment. If a company has outside contractors, delivery people, truckers that have access to the market, they may not understand how the micro market concept works. We have experienced this where these outsiders think that it is a company benefit provided free of charge and it’s free for the taking. If a client is presented with a thumb drive addressing shortages and the offenders can’t be identified, the micro market may not last long. This same problem presents itself at companies that have high turnover or have a large temporary work force. This is also the reason why you will not see a micro market in airports or other transient areas.