HR Leaders Talk Pets, Mental Health, and Workplace Trends

May 16, 2024

Recognizing the Role of Pets in Workplace Mental Health

From mental health days, to therapy apps and more, corporations are recognizing the importance of mental health in the workplace. However, one such method often overlooked in the realm of mental health involves our furry, feathered or finned friends. Pets, who are often seen as family members, play an essential role not only in our personal lives but also in enhancing our mental wellbeing.  

Tune into the video below to listen to a conversation with Jeff Horvath, VP P&O at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Billy Schultz, Global VP of Total Rewards at Mars, and Brandon Werber, CEO & Founder of Airvet on the intersection of pets, mental wellness, and benefit strategies for HR leaders.

Embracing Pets in Workplace Mental Health Initiatives

As HR leaders continue to delve into the multifaceted realm of workplace wellness, it’s clear that the inclusion of pets as an integral part of mental health initiatives is apparent. By embracing pet-friendly policies and recognizing the invaluable role that our animal companions play in our lives, companies can foster a more supportive, compassionate, and inclusive workplace culture. 

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