The Good Works Perk

More employers are inspiring loyalty from employees by offering support for efforts at volunteerism

It would take the stars and the moon to lure Suzanne Suzuki, a quality engineer at Agilent Technologies electronics and communications company, away from her job. Agilent allows Suzuki, 45, to share her workspace every day with Barbara, a one-year-old golden retriever she is training as an assistance dog for the disabled. In the workplace, Barbara is exposed to being around all kinds of people, office chatter and noise. She attends meetings with Suzuki, accompanies her to the copy machine and visits the employee cafeteria--all the while learning to remain calm, focused and able to handle a variety of stimuli--skills the...

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