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Policy or not, relationships between supervisors and underlings are inevitable.

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“People work very closely with each other for extended periods of time,” she said. Personal relationships are part of the fabric of advertising and communication.” Small acknowledged that junior-manager relationships can “get complicated very quickly,” but said a dating policy isn’t the solution. According to Career Builder’s annual survey published last week, out of 809 workers surveyed across industries, 22 percent of them have dated their boss, up from 15 percent last year, and 41 percent of them had to keep their romance a secret.

It’s questionable how effective the dating policies are at holding-company agencies.

It now states that “supervisors cannot date subordinates under any circumstances because it can compromise the ability to enforce the sexual harassment policy.” Some agencies are leaving their dating policies intact but changing their sexual harassment policies instead.

The Jun Group just updated its employee handbook to include additional examples of what sexual harassment can look like.

(The agency wouldn’t say which examples it’s adding.) Ad agencies can seem like breeding grounds for relationships.

Employees work long hours, work closely together in small teams and attend lots of parties where alcohol is abundant. Other times, such an environment can lead to what one junior agency employee calls a “cesspool.” This person said several fellow employees have dated each other, and everyone is aware of it.

“Everyone wants to believe that agencies are full of cool young people and anything goes,” this person said.

“What agencies need are living and breathing policies that are part of an agency’s culture and communicated clearly,” said Gallop. Instead of writing up a code of conduct, she said agencies need to make actionable efforts to get the message across to their employees.

Such procedures should ordinarily include arrangements to exclude the Supervisor from decisions concerning promotion, setting of wages or salaries, evaluation, or promotion of the other party to the relationship.

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