November 4, 2015

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has revealed that the trend towards bringing pets to work is on the rise.

According to SHRM’s study, approximately eight percent of employers allow workers to bring pets to the office, while only five percent permitted employees to in 2013.

SHRM also found that three percent of offices have a take your pet to work day.

The trend is more common in fields that employ younger people, such as tech firms.

“Employers are starting to realize that having a millennial bring … a pet to work, you wind up getting a more focused employee, you get someone more comfortable at the office, and a person willing to work longer hours,” APPA president and CEO Bob Vetere told NBC News.

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