pet friendly officesYou thought about taking your dog into your office?

Although it might seem silly, turns out there are huge benefits to bringing your dog to the workplace.

 

A survey conducted by the Banfield Pet Hospital found that pet-friendly offices are viewed as highly productive and positive.

 

Also contribute to boost morale and contribute to talent retention. The employees surveyed also claim that the presence of pets in the office fostered better relationships, improved work-life balance and reduced stress levels.

 

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Companies which are having pet-friendly offices are more likely to retain talent. Decision makers in the company were saying that they feel a greater sense of loyalty to employers as a result of pet-friendly workplace policies.

 

Allowing pets in the office could also give your company a competitive advantage when it comes to hiring employees. While it can encourage employees to get their own pets (research is shows that owning pets makes us happier). It also removes any guilt they may feel about having to leave their animal at home when they come into work.

 

Of the 1,006 employees and human resource decision makers surveyed, only 22 % of them work in a pet-friendly environment. Those people claim that, it greatly improves their workplace and their productivity. It may not be the norm yet in most of the companies, but with all the research coming out about how it can improve productivity of your company. So you might be seeing more puppies in your office soon.

 

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Additional findings

 

Dogs are the most common type of pet in pet-friendly offices. In comparison cats are less acceptable in pet-friendly offices and they influence less for the moral and the productivity of the employees.

 

Two-thirds of employees from pet-friendly offices report that their company allows pets at any time during business or non-business hours. When they were asked what percent of employees utilize the pet-friendly office policies on a regular basis, 70 % said that less than half took advantage of the policy.