Pawternity Leave: Should You Implement This Employee Perks Trend?

Written By Mike Ford for
Mike Ford is the Co-Founder & President of Strategic Consulting Services at Pro Back Office.

As people’s needs change in society, HR departments often update or alter their policies to meet those needs. One of the trends I’ve seen gain attention in recent years is “pawternity leave.” This trend is reflective of many people, especially younger workers, who view pets as equal members of their families and want to care for them as such. As a co-founder and president at an outsourcing HR and accounting services company, I often advise firms about what benefits they can offer their employees. I believe that pawternity leave can be a relatively low-cost way to attract and retain pet-loving employees —but it is not without its challenges.

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