What's Driving the Pet-Friendly Workplace Revolution?


Forget complimentary snacks or game rooms; it turns out, what today’s employees really want is pet-friendly offices according to a survey conducted by online job marketplace, ZipRecruiter.

Almost half (45%) of the 3,000 job seekers classified the presence of pets at work as positive. Of the 200 employers surveyed, 10% said that they think their offices will be pet-friendly in the next five years.

The survey also found that while only 12% of employers currently allow for pets, that does seem to be changing. In the last two years, job postings for pet-friendly offices have tripled and mentions of pet insurance benefits have risen by 50%.

Employers should also take note that 30% of job seekers said it was very important or somewhat important to them that their workplace allow pets. In fact, many pet parents were even willing to give up other, non-pet related perks in exchange, including:

• Free snacks (41%)

• Catered meals (30%)

• Employee discounts (18%)

• One paid day off (17%)

• 1% of their gross salary (7%)

• Performance bonus (3%)

In addition to bringing their pets to work, job seekers also rated pet insurance as a highly desirable benefit from their employers. The survey found that employees were also willing to sacrifice:

• Free snacks (40%)

• Catered meals (32%)

• One paid vacation day (25%)

• Employee discounts (20%)

• 1% of their gross salary (10%)

• Performance bonus (3%)


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