Axero President and Co-founder, Tim Eisenhauer, Talks with Martha C. White of CNBC about the stigma of office romance and how it’s fading.
“Carrying on a romantic relationship with someone at the office used to be a target for gossip at best, a human resources violation at worst. But that mentality is becoming as dated as the power suit.”
“I think the younger generation is going to be more inclined to do this and be OK with it,” said Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder and president of HR technology firm Axero Solutions.
Over-policing what’s left of people’s personal lives can erode morale, Eisenhauer said. “If you’re working those long hours, when do you find the time to go meet other people?” he said. If bookstores, bowling alleys and even bars are closed by the time employees call it a day, that doesn’t leave many other places for finding a romantic partner, he pointed out. CareerBuilder’s survey found that 11 percent of respondents met their partners while logging in long hours.
“Employees are only going to resent the company they’re working for,” Eisenhauer said.