Today (Friday 22nd June) is #BringYourDogToWorkDay and so we thought we would introduce you to a few of our four-legged colleagues!
We also wanted to share some of the results from a recent survey we carried out among staff at Canine Partners to really show the positive impact of having your dog at work with you!
Meet some of the gang
Ayla is ready to answer any of your calls about booking a talk!
Genie is our Chief Toy Retriever for when you need some downtime!
Lena helps Office Manager Gemma to sort the post!
Demo dog extraordinaire Radley is ready to jump into action – or just keep your feet warm under the desk!
Teal has mastered the art of being productive and adorable at the same time!
Jasper and his puppy dog eyes are ready to remind you when it’s time for a lunchtime walk!
Our Pets at Work Survey Results
At the time of our survey, 83% of Canine Partners staff that owned dogs brought them to work with them – that’s a lot of waggy tails! 97% of staff also said having pet dogs at work improves their health and well-being – so a lot of smiles, too!
Other highlights from the survey include:
- 88% said that bringing their dog to work helped to improve their work/life balance
- 88% also said that having pet dogs in the office reduces stress
- 100% of survey respondents said that having pet dogs and assistance dogs in training at work helped to improve staff morale
The Purina Pets at Work initiative
As one of our wonderful corporate supporters, we work closely with Purina to support their Pets at Work initiative. Purina believes that people and pets are better together, especially at work, and we couldn’t agree more!
Purina has found that pet-friendly workplaces lead to a vast range of positive benefits including higher employee engagement, talent retention, greater well-being and decreased stress (as proven in our survey results!).
They are on a mission to help other UK businesses to adopt pet-friendly policies in order to reap all of the benefits. To do this, they have produced an amazing Pets at Work toolkit to make implementing a policy much easier. Their dedicated team of champions are also on hand to support this change.
Purina’s goal is to help 200 organisations across Europe to open their doors to pets by 2020. For more information, visit https://www.purina.co.uk/pins/pets-at-work.