LONDON, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding love at work could be the last thing on our minds, according to new research by job site, reed.co.uk.
More than half of UK workers are turned off by flirting in the workplace and nearly one in three believes employers should actively discourage relationships amongst work colleagues.
Although a quarter of us admit to having fallen for someone we work with, over 62% of the 1,300 workers polled said that dating a colleague can have a negative impact on performance at work, with over 35% believing that dating a co-worker is unacceptable.
Mark Rhodes, Head of Marketing at reed.co.uk, comments:
"It seems that when it comes to mixing business with pleasure, most of us think it's best to stick to business.
"Getting along with colleagues can make all the difference in how much we enjoy our jobs. The distractions of an office romance or the prospect of love turning sour are both added pressures for employees and managers.
"If you think your Valentine's sitting at the next desk, and whatever your heart may be telling you, proceed with caution and think about what it might mean for your work."
reed.co.uk currently features more than 110,000 jobs ( http://www.reed.co.uk/) across 42 industry sectors and has been the UK's most visited job site for sixteen consecutive months (source: Hitwise).
reed.co.uk (http://www.reed.co.uk/) is the UK's leading online recruitment service. Owned by Reed Executive PLC, reed.co.uk enables jobseekers to search over 95,000 jobs from more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors.
Registered jobseekers can receive email job alerts, save searches and make their details available to a range of recruiters, including Reed's network of trained recruitment consultants.
Recruiters of all types benefit from reed.co.uk's range of innovative online recruitment solutions, including: online job posting and applicant management; job posting with Guaranteed Response; CV Search; targeted branding and email services.
ABCe audited traffic figures for reed.co.uk (January 2010):
Unique Users/Browsers: 3,061,831
Page Impressions: 61,183,688
Online Job Applications: 1,683,008
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