February 7, 2023

SHRM HR News – Research confirms that whether employees are on-site or remote, workplace romances between co-coworkers are more common than rare. That’s why, says Maggie Smith, Traliant’s Senior Vice President of HR, organizations should take a fresh look at policies and codes of conduct through the lens of a remote/hybrid workplace.

Here’s an excerpt:

A recent survey from online compliance training company Traliant highlights employee uncertainty around romance policies, with over one-quarter (27 percent) of respondents saying their employer had not defined its misconduct policies for hybrid/remote work settings. 

Regardless of the working arrangement, an organization’s rules and standards of behavior apply. However, employees may not be aware that sending an inappropriate e-mail or image over messaging apps isn’t acceptable, Smith added.

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Carole Walters