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HRM CA | 02 Aug 2015, 01:00 AM Agree 0
For HR professionals, making friends at work can be fraught with complexity, which is why it might be prudent to avoid happy hours after work and play it safe by keeping to yourself.
  • S.E. | 05 Dec 2013, 08:42 AM Agree 0
    This is the reality of working in HR, don't make the mistake of mixing business with pleasure the outcome can be very distructive to your career. Not even in your offices, business is business and personal should be kept separate at all times.
  • alberto sebastian | 08 Dec 2013, 11:20 AM Agree 0
    Perception is everything. There is no true need to mix your personal world with your professional world; why blur the lines. This article in on point. Never mix business with pleasure as it's usually risky.
  • Kellie | 07 Aug 2015, 03:40 PM Agree 0
    My comment used to be - be friendly to the employees but don't be their friend. I agree with the comments above - it's the reality of the work we do.
  • Anna | 10 Aug 2015, 12:38 PM Agree 0
    Being transparent and honest is the key. You are protecting not only yourself but the person reporting to you or to HR. Everyone should be treated fairly and based on their merit and what they bring to the company. As an employee I want a promotion based on my abilities not who I am friends with. I know that sometimes it can be perceived as being stand offish but keeping your distance as an HR professional is best for everyone.
  • Nancy Olson | 12 Aug 2015, 07:41 AM Agree 0
    Never risk your professional world by making friends at workplace.
  • Nancy Olson | 12 Aug 2015, 07:44 AM Agree 0
    Never risk your professional world by making friends at workplace.
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