Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with almost two-thirds of households having at least one pet. We look at how factoring in home-life needs of your workforce through provision of Pet Care Services can make them happier, more focused, & save you costs by retaining them longer.
Procurement planning helps your company to decide what products & services employees most need, when and from what sources.
Including Pet Sitting and Pet Care Services in your Procurement Planning is important because:
1. With more than 63% of Australian households owning a pet, a large percentage of your employees will own pets too.
With Australians working longer hours than ever before, and trying to juggle home life - pets are often the ones that get neglected. Employees are unable to focus, because they are concerned about the pets they consider family, stressed about trying to find a professional and reliable Pet Sitter at the last minute because of a work-related flight they need to take, also knowing their pet’s annual vaccinations are being missed, grooming appointments are get further apart, and de-sexing is put on the back burner.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says 5 million of Australia's 7.7 million full-time workers put in more than 40 hours per week. Of them, 1.4 million put in more than 50 hours per week. Around 270,000 put in more than 70 hours per week.
2. Better Coordination and Time Management.
Factoring in pet care bookings allows PA’s, EA’s, and Corporate Travel Management Teams to coordinate staff work-related flights around pet sitting bookings.
3. It is an opportunity for all stakeholders involved in the processes to meet in order to discuss particular procurement requirements and service standards.
We suggest prior to meeting, that an employee-wide survey is sent out asking about pet ownership in your company to help your team determine the standards required of the service provider, given the volume & frequency requirements of your workforce.
4. It allows Workforce Planners to formally research and award contract to the right company.
This is valuable information as it serves to confirm if the quality standards of care can be met and fulfilled within the period expected. Rather than hudreds of different employees trying to contact and coordinate different companies with differing quality standards and processes.
5. It can reduce staff training costs as a company.
It’s expensive to train new staff and have skilled staff leave due to stress or feeling like their employer doesn't care. Research by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) found that Staff Turnover in the First 12 Months of employment in Australia is costing us $3.8 Billion.
Australian owned and operated website PetCloud.com.au is here to help Pet Owners manage their pets life more easily. Endorsed by and partnered with widely respected animal welfare organisation RSPCA across most States in Australia, there are thousands of Pet Care Service Providers across the country. The website even offers Pet Taxi services ready to help with pet pick up and drop off whenever employees need.
Employees can come home after a work trip to a freshly groomed, happy, fed & watered, walked, cuddled, de-flead, vaccinated, or de-sexed pooch or pussycat rather than needing to take precious annual leave.
To discuss your company’s workforce needs, get in touch today: