New figures released today indicate that employees across the UK don’t want to work with family, leading them to actively avoid referring them for roles at work.
The study of 5,795 workers released today by leading online jobs board totaljobs, explored current experiences and feelings towards working with family.
While 69% have worked with colleagues who are related to each other, and just under half (42%) have experienced working with family personally, a shocking 58% would avoid recommending family for jobs within their company.
A third (31%) of people just weren’t comfortable with the idea of working with family, 20% claimed they wouldn’t trust their relative’s professional abilities and 15% were worried they would lose credibility among their colleagues.
However, of those who have worked with their family, a whopping 82% claim their colleagues saw them like any other work mate, with no bias on ability or credibility.
Additionally, of those who work with people who are related, two-thirds considered it ‘normal’ – although 14% claimed they had to treat them differently because of a connection to a senior colleague, and 12% simply found it awkward.
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