Bringing Employees (and Pets) Back into the Office
After a little over a year of working from home, it looks like employees are slowly making their way back into the office with the help of vaccine rollouts.
Being at home this often has definitely started new routines and expectations – namely, for your pets. Who’s going to give them constant belly rubs and quick potty breaks if you’re not home all the time like you once were?
Companies are now considering allowing employees to bring their pets to work as they return to the office. According to a survey from Canfield Pet Hospital and OnePoll, 59% of executives state they would allow “more flexibility” for employees to take care of their pets during the work day, and 50% say they would allow employees to bring their pets to work.
Why are companies being so cool about this?
Well, with such an extended period of time being at home, employees are having a hard time thinking of giving up their space to commute and return to the office. The survey also found that 63% of pet owners report anxiety over how their pets will handle their post-pandemic work routine. Companies are hoping that these possible new pet policies will help entice them back.
What are your thoughts? Would you prefer more flexibility for your pet with returning back to the office? Let us know in the comments below!
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