Employee benefits network BenefitsPRO lists five good reasons companies should consider making offices pet-friendly: they relieve stress (who doesn’t relax when giving a dog a belly rub or petting a cat?); they boost employee relationships; they reduce absenteeism from pet-owning employees; they can drive creativity; and they create a welcoming atmosphere for people visiting the premises.
To help things go smoothly, lay down guidelines to ensure that pets who come into the office are friendly, well-trained and get along with other animals and let visitors know about the policy in advance in case they have allergies.
Would knowing a workplace was pet-friendly make you more likely to want to work there? How about to be a customer or client?
Read more, including about how to catch feline kidney disease early, in this week’s Pet Connection!
Photo courtesy of the cat-friendly workplace at Embrace Pet Insurance!