You don't have to look too far to find a multitude of studies regarding the benefits of pets in the workplace. What was once considered an employee only benefit, or a concession to the pet owner out of an identified need, having pets in the office is now recognised to provide a number of advantages to the entire workplace.
Here at Akadia we have experienced the benefits first hand with Holly, easily our cutest recruit of late.
What started as an ad hoc arrangement, due to popular demand by the entire Akadia team, Holly now comes to work daily with her mum Michelle, Akadia's Coordinator of Online Learning.
Holly has become an indispensible member of the Akadia team, so much so she has been given the title of Chief Wellbeing Officer, a role she takes very seriously.