Attracted to Your New Hire
Chinsky Matuson for monster.com
I recently recruited a woman for a sales position in our company.
It was obvious from the start that there was a strong attraction
between us. I find it hard to meet nice women and I am afraid that
if I dont pursue a romantic relationship with this woman I
will be alone forever. Is it appropriate for me to ask her out?
Our Expert Says:
Does your company have a policy on dating in the workplace? If
so, where does this situation fall? If it is against company policy
to date people that you work with, decide how much of a risk you
are willing to take to date this person.
HR people are typically held to a higher standard than other people
in the organization because they are the ones who are responsible
for making and enforcing personnel policies. If it is against company
policy to date people who are employed by your company, and word
gets out that you have, you will probably find yourself seeking
employment elsewhere. This kind of termination wont look great
on your records. An HR person being terminated for breaking company
policy is like a fireman being caught setting fire to a building.
Its unlikely that either party will have an easy time finding
work in their field again.