How to Manage Dating and Romances in the Workplace
When cupid’s arrow strikes and employers find themselves dealing with workplace dating and romance, they can also find themselves dealing with a lot of heartache. With the amount of time people spend working, office romances are often inevitable—in fact, according to a SHRM survey, 43% of HR professionals report romances in their workplaces. These office romances can sometimes cause complications for employers, who in turn need to ensure proper workplace conduct and make sure all employees are treated fairly. Employers who want to maintain a fair and professional workplace should:
- Evaluate the risks related to romantic relationships in the workplace
- Adopt proper policies to protect the employer's interests
- Set parameters for dating and close personal relationships at work
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