Pet-friendly Policies Create Better Workplaces
At Banfield we’ve been welcoming dogs into our headquarters for more than 20 years, so we know first-hand the positive impact of pets in the workplace. In 2016 we developed the Pet-Friendly Workplace PAWrometer™ - the first-ever survey to measure both employee and HR decision-maker opinions - to better understand the prevalence, impact and perceptions of pet-friendly workplaces and other pet-related policies.
Year over year the findings have shown pet-friendly policies positively impact everything from recruiting and hiring to morale, productivity and retention; and our latest survey revealed that pet-related benefits (i.e. general pet-related paid time off (PTO), paid pet bereavement leave and paid leave to care for a new pet) matter even more to employees.