Workers More Loyal to Pet-friendly Companies

Just like their four-legged companions are to their owners, workers of companies considered pet friendly are more loyal and feel more connected to the company’s mission than workers of other companies. A survey by Nationwide, in partnership with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), finds that 90 percent of employees in pet-friendly companies feel fully engaged in their work compared with 65 percent of workers of other companies. A pet-friendly company is defined as one that allows workers to bring their pet to work at least once in a while or offers employee benefits such as pet insurance. The survey also found workers at pet-friendly companies are more likely to recommend their company to others and stay with the company. Nationwide is the No. 1 pet insurer in the U.S. with policies on more than 700,000 pets. Nearly half of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 companies overall offer Nationwide pet insurance as a voluntary employee benefit. Read moreCredit: HABRI Weekly Brief 6/11/18.