Ahh love. Everyone knows that work and romance don’t mix, except that according to one poll, 22% of married couples in the U.S. met at work. Our own informal research (i.e. talking to our friends, colleagues, and clients) tells us that workplace romances are more likely to happen in places where you have a lot of young people, and also places where you have a lot of creative people. So, if you have a lot of young or creative folks in your marketing department (and who doesn’t?), it’s important to make sure you have some ground rules in place … before the first kiss.
This customizable sample policy offers some great guidelines. It may feel a little uncomfortable at first to insert yourself into your employees’ romantic lives, but you do have a responsibility to protect the company. If you have any doubts that setting up some polices around romance is a good idea, check out this collection of office romances gone bad!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love will definitely be in the air. Make sure your office is prepared to handle Cupid’s arrival.
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