Sick guy with dog For better or for worse, pet parents have had to rethink how they feed their pets, provide medical care for their pets, and how they protect their pets. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In these unprecedented times, it’s no secret that pets have been a comfort. Adoption centers across the country have reported their kennels are cleared and they now have waitlists of people looking to adopt dogs as soon as possible, and Animal Care Centers of NYC reported that 25% of pet fosters were permanently adopted during the pandemic, as opposed to their usual 10% rate.

For business leaders and HR managers, when it comes to the employee experience, workflow, and retention, this uncharted territory has brought up many questions. A recent Stanford study reported that around 42% of the United States labor force is now working from home full-time, and companies in nearly every industry are gearing up for the long haul.

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