Why have one office dog when you can have loads was what the team at Missguided head office was thinking so Manchester-based recruitment tech start-up Caroo teamed up with local charity, Dogs 4 Rescue to surprise the team at the fashion giant.

It has been widely documented that having office pets, in particular dogs, can improve well-being in the workplace by helping staff to relax. Dogs4Rescue worked with the rapidly growing team at Caroo to take the dogs to the Trafford Park offices to highlight the importance of well-being in the workplace while also raising awareness of the incredible work they do rescuing dogs across the North West.

Gareth Peterson, managing director of Caroo said: “#ProjectPooch was our latest stunt in collaboration with a truly amazing employer that takes well-being in the workplace seriously.

“Caroo likes to do things to the extreme. We stand out from other bland recruitment businesses and jobs boards because we’ve got a personality and we exist to celebrate the HR, talent and people functions that use our platform, and who’s hard work is often overlooked, when building the teams that drive these businesses forward.

“While we wanted to have fun, we also wanted to raise awareness of the need of mental wellbeing in the office. It’s so important to practise self-care in the workplace and be aware of your workforce’s mental health.”

David Smith, Talent Acquisition Lead at Missguided added: “Caroo definitely likes to do things differently – not just recruitment.

“When Gareth brought us the idea of #ProjectPooch we loved it. As a company we take mental health and wellness really seriously so this is a great way to highlight the impact an office dog can really have while having a bit of fun.

“It was so easy to see the positive impact all the dogs had on our team – they loved it and were so energised for the rest of the day. It was so impactful that we are thinking of doing it again.”

The Caroo app was launched earlier this year and already has names including: Adidas, AO.com, Missguided and The Hut Group as clients as well as over 6,000 candidates, with ambitions to grow both sides of the marketplace and be the go to place for talent-matching in the North West and Yorkshire.

The app is free for all candidates and is also free to any businesses within the North West and Yorkshire until April 2020.


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