EM­PLOYEE BEN­E­FITS

Furry Fi­esta! The ben­e­fits of tak­ing your pet to work.

The HR Digest - - Content Features -

We usu­ally dis­cuss that a highly com­pet­i­tive world has given rise to im­mense pres­sure and need for ef­fi­ciency among the em­ploy­ees. But we fail to no­tice that it is not just the em­ploy­ees who are fac­ing the pres­sure of com­pe­ti­tion but also our em­ploy­ers. As the job op­por­tu­ni­ties are on a con­stant rise, th­ese em­ploy­ers need to strive hard to re­tain ef­fi­cient work­force in their or­ga­ni­za­tion. In or­der to do so, they are ready to go to any ex­tent, lit­er­ally. The main way to make sure that em­ploy­ees don’t leave is by keep­ing them happy and giv­ing in to their de­mands.

Giv­ing in to any kind of de­mands does not mean ac­knowl­edg­ing a tod­dler’s tantrums. The or­ga­ni­za­tion must know how to distin­guish be­tween a rea­son­able and an un­ruly one. This is done tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the con­ve­nience of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. Rea­son­able ba­si­cally means that it must ev­i­dently im­prove the pro­duc­tiv­ity at the work­place. One of the use­ful ways to yield high work pro­duc­tiv­ity is to make sure that you have your em­ploy­ees’ un­di­vided at­ten­tion. This means that if the em­ployee does not have to worry about some­thing else at the back of his head, only then he will be able to give his best.

Tak­ing this ide­ol­ogy into con­sid­er­a­tion, em­ploy­ers started al­low­ing their em­ploy­ees to bring their kids to work so that there won’t be par­ents stress­ing over what their tiny tot is do­ing. But this perk doesn’t end here.

There was a lot of hue and cry about not treat­ing an­i­mals equiv­a­lent to hu­mans. A num­ber of peo­ple ar­gued that for them their pets were as good as their own chil­dren. This sparked a de­bate about al­low­ing pets at work the way chil­dren are al­lowed. Ini­tially, com­pa­nies were not so pleased with the idea of hav­ing an­i­mals around at the work­place. Af­ter all, it is te­dious to look af­ter them and make sure that they don’t trou­ble the peo­ple around them. Af­ter end­less dis­cus­sions, the con­cept of al­low­ing pets to work moved over from be­ing an an­nual event to a reg­u­lar phe­nom­e­non.

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