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Mixing business and marriage: how spouses, co-workers and employers navigate love on the job

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What do you think of couples in the workplace?

Couples at work in some cases can change the dynamics of a workplace. Robin Wilson recently wrote about this dynamic in the academic world where some schools hire couples as part of recruitment. She chronicles the strains this can sometimes place on their co-workers as well as their relationship.

Couples at work in some cases can change the dynamics of a workplace. Robin Wilson recently wrote about this dynamic in the academic world where some schools hire couples as part of recruitment. She chronicles the strains this can sometimes place on their co-workers as well as their relationship.

Having a couple in the workplace can bring more personal problems into the office. There is a risk of the relationship going south, and impacting the people around them. A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that in 2013 twice as many organizations have a written or verbal policy that addresses work place romance than in 2005.

What impact do couples have on other workers? What are some of the pros and cons of working alongside your significant other?

Guest:

Robin Wilson, Senior Writer Chronicle of Higher Education

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