By Ruby Smith
The downside to working long hours is having to leave your beloved dog at home. But some employers are trying to change that by creating a dog-friendly workplace.
Many offices now allow you to bring your dog to work and offer other dog-friendly perks.
And why not when this generation might just be the largest pet-owning population on Earth?
We live in a world that may soon have more dog owners than baby boomers. Perhaps more importantly, one in three millenials owns a dog.
The dog-friendly workplace trend
More and more companies want to hire millennials. That means inviting all kinds of new work ethics and strategies. By 2020, millenials will make up more than half of the globe’s workforce.
That’s why employers want to create a more comfortable environment for their employees. Allowing pet owners to bring their dogs to work is one way to make them feel more at home.
Some millennials aren’t early risers and instead prefer to work later. That can make taking care of their dogs difficult. Bringing their dogs to work eliminates that problem.
Not only are workplaces rolling out the red carpet for dogs, they’re also offering more dog-friendly perks to employees like pet health insurance. Google now offers dog health insurance to its employees and other companies are offering benefits such as “pawternity” time off when employees adopt a dog.