Me—not a fan.
CareerBuilder points out that if everyone is not onboard with tbe business abrazo, it can have legal implications.
Be sure hugging is in the company culture. If someone seems to be backing away, put the grab on hold.
Hugging the same sex and the opposite sex can have implications in both cases.
Hugging a peer may be OK, the boss, risky.
When in doubt, handshake it out instead. Handshakes are still around.