Employers looking to boost workplace morale may want to consider hiring from a new pool of talent: one with wagging tails, fur and four legs. A new survey from Wellness Natural Pet Food found that 65 percent of American pet parents believe that having pets in the workplace would benefit company culture.
That same survey revealed that not only are pets beneficial to morale, but may help with recruitment and employee retention:
"Studies have shown how pets can have a positive impact on our own health and wellbeing – from lowering resting blood pressure to reducing stress – but now people are thinking about how those benefits translate to the work environment," said Dr. Danielle Bernal, staff veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food. "With more companies realizing that pets can improve the working experience, more are going above and beyond to cater to our new furry officemates and make sure they are happy and healthy from 9 to 5."
For the third year in a row, Wellness Natural Pet Food is honoring those who set the bar high for pet-friendly workplaces by curating its list of America's Most Pet Friendly Companies, released in celebration of Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 21.
America's Most Pet Friendly Companies of 2019 include:
Take Your Dog to Work Day is an annual event first established by Pet Sitters International, Inc., and celebrated by offices across the country. To check out Dr. Bernal's best practices for a pet-friendly office and learn more about the survey results, visit https://www.wellnesspetfood.com/.
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