Should Employers Police Workplace Romances?

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Jay Starkman talks about Office Romance Policies with Fast Company Magazine
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Should Employers Police Workplace Romances?

Workplace policies and office romances: Engage CEO, Jay Starkman, talks to Fast Company magazine.

"The old approach for many companies was to ban office dating as a way to avoid potential liability," he says. "I couldn’t be more against that. It’s like Prohibition; all the ban does is force the activity underground. People aren’t going to stop dating because of a policy. It may have a little chilling effect, but that hurts culture because people end up sneaking around."

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Employees With Autism Bring Benefits and Challenges to the Workplace

"Most forward-looking employers understand the value of hiring a diverse workforce, but it’s easy for best efforts to get tripped up, especially when diversity involves what’s becoming known as neurodiversity."

Engage PEO HR Manager and Assistant General Counsel, Vanessa Matsis-McCready, shares her insights on hiring and working with people on the autism spectrum.

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​Performance Reviews: Why managers should love them — not leave them

Yes- some managers and employees have a love-hate relationship with performance reviews. They recognize the value of tracking performance and rewarding employees for a job well done, but hate the overall process.

Some companies have gone as far as eliminating annual reviews altogether. Still, most organizations have some form of employee evaluation process in place, which isn’t a bad thing. With a little planning, a lot of commitment and regular dialogue, a performance management process can be a very good thing for most companies.

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