A Minneapolis marketing company recently is now including as an employee benefit a “fur-ternity leave,” or the ability to work from home for a week to welcome new dogs or cats.
In recent decades, many companies in the United States have overhauled their perks in an effort to retain employees and entice new recruits. Tech giants like Facebook and Google have gone further, providing gourmet meals in cafeterias, gyms at work and day cares on site.
Particle, a data company in New York, are offered “paw-ternity leave”— two weeks of paid time off for those who adopt a rescue dog.
“For a lot of people, their pets are their children,” said Ms. McMenimen, who is also considering getting a pet. “Our employees are at all different stages of their lives.”