How To Manage Office Relationships In Your Business

It probably comes as no surprise that out of all the people who are in relationships, a huge proportion of them started at work. It makes a lot of sense though, doesn’t it? We spend most of our time at work surrounded by our colleagues!


According to surveys it is found that more than half of employees report to have dated a coworker at some point. With that in mind, do not worry as coworker romance is manageable, here are some tips to keep in mind if an employee discloses to you that they are involved romantically with a colleague.


- First, review your organizations policies to see if there is an existing policy for dating in the workplace in place.


- If there is not one in place, keep in mind that an employer cannot police what employees do after hours, but can certainly do their best to maintain a policy concerning romantic relationships during work hours.


- If a conflict exists, such as an employee dating a supervisor or someone, they report to employers can restrict the romance.


- When creating a policy remember to include that all behavior in the workplace must be professional (No PDA, etc.)


- Employers should encourage other employees to bring their concerns to HR if they feel like a romantic relationship is having a negative impact on the working environment.


- Employers should encourage other employees to bring their concerns to HR if they feel like a romantic relationship is having a negative impact on the working environment.


- Employers should encourage other employees to bring their concerns to HR if they feel like a romantic relationship is having a negative impact on the working environment.


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