Over Half of UK Workers Turned Off by Flirting at Work

By Reed.co.uk, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

LONDON, February 14, 2011 - 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 (
www.reed.co.uk/) across 42 industry sectors and has been the UK's most
visited job site for sixteen consecutive months (source: Hitwise).

About reed.co.uk:

reed.co.uk (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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