June 24 is Take Your Dog to Work Day. While some employees and employers will simply be happy to work alongside their companion animals, the American Pet Products Association wants them to consider the health benefits pets in the workplace offer.
Scientific research shows bringing companion animals to the office can improve employee health and reduce stress. Studies have also indicated that bringing dogs to the office helps motivate, engage and boost employee satisfaction and retention.
If you don’t have time to get your workplace in on this year’s Take Your Dog to Work Day, it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s event, planned for July 23, 2017.