Published: Feb 13, 2017
The results of Vault's 2017 Office Romance Survey are here! This year, with 57% of respondents reporting that they’ve had some kind of personal relationship with a colleague—from a quick fling to an ongoing long-term relationship—we looked at how those relationships get started, and whether technology has blurred the lines between the personal and the professional.
For example, according to this year’s data, 34% of business professionals believe that social media platforms and productivity tools such as Facebook and Slack have made it easier for colleagues to pursue romantic interest in one another. And 46% believe that those same tools have made it easier to hide such relationships.
However, just 22% percent of survey respondents confess to having used those same tools to send romantic or flirtatious messages to colleagues, suggesting that there is a degree of caution about leaving a digital trail for employers to find.
For more results from the survey, be sure to check out the slides above.
While it may seem like there's little in the way to joke about of late, being able to make your colleagues laugh—especially at the right time—is a skill that can pay serious career dividends, according to research cited by the Wall Street Journal.
According to the research, which was conducted by researchers at the Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School, "simply recalling a funny joke by a co-worker elevated the joke-teller’s status in participants' minds"—meaning that those with the ability to create camaraderie or defuse tension with a well-placed quip came to be seen as more respected and powerful.
For those who are invested in such things, be they prospective students assessing which school to attend or alumni wondering how the prestige of their alma mater is faring, the new US News law rankings released on March 28. There was one extremely significant event in the ranking shifts this year, as some predicted given the changes in US News' methodology over last year.
You’ve just received word that your job is going to switch to the fully remote paradigm. That means no more travel expenses or traffic, no more rushing frenetically from place to place, and no more of the crushing outfit dilemma you’ve faced with each new day.
On Friday, May 20, 2022, Vault Law will host an OCI Readiness Summit for law students looking to prepare for and find summer and other associate positions through OCI. You can register for this free informational summit here, and learn more about it below.