More and more public places are being deemed appropriate for pets — including the workplace. Primarily driven by millennials, many companies are allowing pets in their offices. Large organizations, such as Google, Amazon, Etsy, and Ben & Jerry’s, have even used their dog-friendly policies as a recruiting tactic. And now, smaller companies are following suit.
There are many benefits to having dogs in the workplace:
Keeps your dog happy: Dogs live such short lives, it would be shame for them to spend so much of their time separated from their life partners.
Relieves stress: A recent study revealed that humans who brought their dogs to work had lower hormonal stress levels.
Decreases pet care costs: If you typically put your canine companion in doggy daycare or hire a dog walker, bringing your pet to work is a huge money saver.
Promotes positive interaction: Pets can be a point of common interest and can get co-workers talking to each other in a friendly way.
Decreases employee turnover: For some people, the ability to bring their pet to work is a must-have perk. Once they’ve found a company that allows it, it’s not likely they’ll want to give that perk up anytime soon.
Attracts top talent: Like generous maternity benefits or flextime, a dog-friendly office can be very enticing to potential hires and recruits.
Increases performance: Because they don’t have to run home to take out their dog, employees at pet-friendly businesses tend to have fewer absences and can work longer hours.
Improves morale: Dogs can help lighten the mood when things get stressful.
If you are a dog lover, you have many choices of employers in the Minneapolis St. Paul area:
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