According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the average American will spend $143.56 on gifts this year, with total planned nationwide spending $19.6 billion; 55 percent of people are going to celebrate with jewelry ($4.7 billion), an evening out ($3.7 billion) and flowers ($2.0 billion) the top spending categories.
Should companies have "love contracts"? SHRM reports, "Few organizations currently have “love contracts” in place; these contracts are signed by employees involved in a workplace romance and indicate that the relationship is consensual."
XpertHR offers an example of a customizable Employee Dating and Personal Relationships Policy that can be adapted to fit an organization’s needs. Some important elements of the policy include:
But, what is the cost of workplace romances? Some relationships might lead to harrassment claims.
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