As companies look to provide perks that will attract and retain talent, many are realizing offering pet friendly offices are an effective tool for improving recruitment. With more than 54 million U.S. households owning a dog, it’s a no-brainer that office pet policies are on the rise. When polled, 75 million Americans said having pets in the workplace would positively impact their mood and productivity. Central Michigan University also found that pets can act as social catalysts, a 2017 study found that animals in the workplace made employees more attentive, friendly, and collaborative. There are many benefits to bringing Fido to work, such as lowering stress levels, creating camaraderie amongst staff, and fostering productivity. What questions do employers need to ask when considering a pet-friendly policy?
Read on for 3 questions to ask before you establish a pet policy: