Gary Vikesland, a licensed psychologist, certified employee assistance counselor and an online counselor with Employer-Employee.com, was interviewed for this Quick-Read.“Marketing by Creativity: A Case History: “Anatomy of a Winning Ad Campaign”” Intertwining your marketing and public relations efforts can lead to synergies that neither activity could accomplish independently.But it also means that two-thirds of those couples broke up, which can create difficult problems for employers.While most companies don’t go so far as forbidding any interoffice dating, they should create policies around exactly what is allowed—or risk being surprised by what workers think is acceptable, says James Hawkins head of marketing for Talk Solar Panels, a United Kingdom-based home improvement lead-generation company. Talk Solar has a mostly 20-something staff who work day and evening shifts taking calls from people looking for home improvement price comparisons.Office management “Dealing With Personal Relationships at Work: Dating at Work” In the ever-busy world of entrepreneurial business, we are always at work or thinking about work.Where else are we going to meet people who share our interests?Encourage employees to disclose relationships of this nature and then have them report to other managers to avoid claims of favoritism or discrimination.
Your openness will help to dispel rumors and claims of favoritism. Chapter 16, "Companies Are People, Too" and Appendix 1, "Sample Office Romance Guidelines" do provide policy guidance.In this Quick-Read you will learn: Avoiding sexual harassment Flirtation becomes sexual harassment when employee A refuses employee B’s invitations or advances and B persists by asking A out again.Sexual innuendos, jokes or inappropriate physical contact can also be considered harassment.Should we date our co-workers or allow our employees to date each other? OVERVIEW [top] Changes in the workplace have made romances between co-workers inevitable.Employees are working longer hours and have less time to socialize outside of work.