Dating co workers should be permitted
This may be hindered by a major breakup between employees.
However, preventing your employees from dating could cause unwanted resentment. First consider the Pros and Cons of allowing dating in the workplace. Pros: • People who work together should know each other better than two people set up on a blind date, improving the chances that their relationship lasts.
After all, the workplace is where most people spend the majority of their waking hours.
But, when those co-workers are in a manager/subordinate relationship, the problems can be even more pronounced.
When in a workplace people grow bonds with their co-workers that go beyond just friendly 'lunch' meetings.
They grow in-depth relationships that deepen into romance.
If they do choose to interfere, what department should be in control of handling the situation and what policies should be set if workplace romances do happen.
Workplace friendships flow naturally into personal lives.
Families become friends through their work connection.
The Society for Human Resource Management and Career conducted a Workplace Romance survey in 2006 and found that only 9 percent of the HR professionals surveyed indicated that dating among employees was prohibited in their organizations.
More than 70 percent did not have formal written or verbal policies dealing with romantic relationships.