A HR Department has many responsibilities within an organization as they protect the interests of both employer and employees. For employees, they protect their rights and support with their health and wellbeing whilst at work by implementing strategies or initiatives to encourage employees to focus on key health behaviours.
Thousands of companies and dog owners are getting ready to take part in a special day where our four-legged friends get to spend time with their owners at work.
Research conducted by flexible office specialist, reveals how dogs can benefit employee productivity and wellbeing.
Research found that a third (32%) of women would be more attracted to a workplace that allowed dogs, compared to just a quarter (24%) of men.
Whilst having a dog in the office may not be for everyone, it is clear that a canine colleague can boost overall productivity, mood and happiness, while reducing stress.
Many scientific studies have concluded that the presence of pets can substantially reduce a person’s stress level in the workplace, increase job satisfaction, team co-operation and morale.
It could therefore be a great consideration for employers to bear in mind moving forward, what better time to start doing this than this year’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day?