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Netherlands — Flirting with colleagues is okay but not with the boss

12 February 2010

Just before Valentine's Day, temporary staffing firm Unique (part of USG People), has carried out research on the acceptability of flirting in the workplace. 61% of surveyed employees said that flirting with colleagues is acceptable.

37% said that flirting at any level of the corporate hierarchy is acceptable. 24% said that whilst flirting with colleagues is perfectly alright, flirting with the boss on the other hand is a complete taboo.

39% of respondents said that flirting at work is simply not an option.

Tolerance for flirting at work has not changed since 2008 when a previous survey by Unique on the subject also found that 61% of employees thought that flirting with colleagues was acceptable.



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