HR Hot Topics – February, 2023: Romance and Friendship in the Workplace

Hello Leaders,


Welcome to February’s edition of HR Hot Topics! This month we explore love and friendship in the workplace. According to a recent SHRM article while, “Most U.S. workers say they are comfortable with workplace romances and would respect co-workers involved in one,” the majority are not interested in pursuing a workplace romance themselves. On the other hand, creating meaningful friendships in the workplace has overwhelming support from workers and HR leaders alike! Having a close friend at work has been shown to positively impact morale, job satisfaction, and engagement in statistically significant ways.


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Happy Valentine’s Day!


Jodi Schafer