HR Compliance

5 Resources for Keeping Employees Safe While Love is in the Air


Joel Richardson

| Feb 11, 2019

As anyone who has been in HR for a while can attest, office romance is not a new topic and not likely to go away anytime soon.

According to a recent survey by Vault, companies are even seeing an increase in such relationships. For example, 57% of the workforce have been involved in a workplace romance at some time in their career; the exact breakdown is as follows:

  • 21% were minor flings
  • 16% led to long-term relationships
  • 14% led to ongoing casual relationships
  • 10% met their spouse at work

As Valentine’s Day approaches, here are a few resources for employers and HR professionals to navigate office romances, including a white paper examining the employer’s role in preventing harassment.

5. When Cupid Strikes: 3 Steps to Managing Office Love

When Cupid Strikes

Love is in the air. Even if your company has a strict no-dating policy, it could and likely will still happen. Your HR department needs to proactively plan and prepare for when an office romance does blossom.

Original post: When Cupid Strikes: 3 Steps to Managing Office Love

4. How to Build a Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

How to Build a Harassment-Free Workplace Culture blog photo

With the #MeToo movement still fresh, employers and HR departments are more committed than ever to stopping harassment, providing a safe work environment for all, and ensuring employees clearly understand policies and procedures regarding harassment and discrimination.

Original post: How to Build a Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

3. Experts Answer: Your Sexual Harassment Policy Questions

HR Breakroom

Take it from the experts: Addressing sexual harassment is a balancing act. This episode of the HR Break Room podcast assembles three executives to field listener inquiries regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.

Original post: Experts Answer: Your Sexual Harassment Policy Questions

2. Can Sexual Harassment Occur After Hours?

One of the biggest misconceptions about sexual harassment in the workplace is that it can only happen in the workplace. This blog post takes a look at federal regulations and how they apply to all job-related contexts, like happy hour and off-site work functions.

Original post: Can Sexual Harassment Occur After Hours?

1. 3 Answers to Questions About Sexual Harassment

3 questions sexual harassment policy

The #MeToo movement was a hot topic for HR throughout 2018, with plenty of difficult conversations with employees. How do employers balance employee complaints while protecting the company? This blog post examines ways to handle these type of questions.

Original post: 3 Answers to Questions About Sexual Harassment

Use these tools and more of Paycom’s content to help keep your employees in love with the workplace!

About the Author

Joel Richardson

Joel Richardson, communications specialist for Paycom, has a background in research, brand management, and digital and social media strategy for businesses nationwide. He was featured in Forbes for his research on Generation Z and was a 2018 finalist for Oklahoma City Ad Club’s Young Advertising Professional of the Year. Richardson serves on the club’s board of directors and its 2018-2019 ADDYs committee. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s in strategic communications.

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