Listen Now: Office Dating: 58% of Employees Have Engaged in Office Romance
Trying to break up the office dating pool; it might be deeper than you think.
Considering the hours you spend with co-workers, it’s not a surprise that certain feelings can start to flourish. And according to new stats by Forbes, despite multiple rules put in place, it’s hard to stop business from mixing with pleasure.
For example, fifty eight percent of employees say they have engaged in some type of romantic relationship with another employee. One of the reasons given? Forty one percent say they don’t even know their company’s policy when it comes to office romance, so most people don’t know if they are doing anything wrong.
Another problem for employers looking to crack down, most couples keep their relationship a secret. They won’t tell anyone, including their closest friends at work. That makes it hard for the company to keep an eye on romance.
But here’s the biggest sign that office place love isn’t ending anytime soon. Seventy two percent of people say they would couple up at work again if given the chance. Breaking up really is hard to do.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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