We’ve had a lot of new people start in the company lately. It’s been great that our growth has been able to sustain for the last 50+ years. We are truly one of the great American successes in business. It’s also great that a lot of our newer hires are college-age kids. Usually in the past we would hire older folks. And we would have to train them and then they would retire soon after.
By hiring a younger generation, we have been able to greatly expand our growth prospects and hope that we are training the future leaders of our company. One of the newer initiatives that we have in our company, aside from this community outreach blog, is that we are enabling all of our employees to bring their dogs to work on Thursdays and Fridays.
As you’ll see from this blog, we truly do love our canine companions. One of the things that are employees asked for, was the ability to bring their dogs to work. They claim that it would boost morale and improve productivity. As a result, we have purchased a lot of dog playpens and have begun the process of getting HR paperwork together.
What we plan to do is allow our employees to bring their dogs into work and then place them in the playpens. We plan to hire someone part-time to come in on Thursdays and Fridays and watch the dogs and make sure that they are taken care of in the playpen. Our employees are to be able to go and spend that minimum 30 minutes per day with the dogs. Of course there have to sign a waiver before they do so, just in case one of the canines gets a little too rough.
The reason I were implementing this, so that we can seem to be more like a startup. As you know, startups tend to have lax company cultures and emphasize on a worklife balance. This greatly helps improve employee morale and employee retention. In addition, more of the better prospects from higher-quality schools are going to want to work at our company. We feel that this gives us a competitive advantage over our adversaries. Seriously, who else off you the ability to come bring your dog to work and then play with it during the day?
The answer is no one but us.
We are also opening this opportunity up to the whole community. If you’re retired on vacation or simply of the day off, you can bring your dog on over to our company and put them in the playpen. If this initiative really takes off, we may make the bring your dog to work thing a daily occurrence. We may also expand our playpen area and offer a full-time facility. As you know there isn’t really a great dog park in the area so maybe we can house it at our company.
Hope to see you soon.