HR has no time for affairs of the heart

Love isn’t in the air among HR professionals in the US, even in the run-up
to Valentine’s Day, with the majority of personnel staff saying they wouldn’t
get romantically involved with colleagues.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and CareerJournal.com asked
more than 1,200 HR professionals and corporate executives if they approved of
romantic relationships in the office, and almost three-quarters said no.

They said workplace romances were dangerous and were something they would
avoid.

But HR professionals are more romantic than senior staff. While 58 per cent
of executives said workplace romances should be banned because of the problems
caused if the romance ends, only 12 per cent of HR professionals gave that
reason.

The survey found that few organisations have formal policies on workplace
romance.

www.shrm.org/surveys

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