41 - Election 2016: Polarizing Candidates Create Significant Headaches at Work
Election 2016: Polarizing Candidates Create Significant Headaches at Work Evren Esen, SHRM-SCP Director, Workforce Analytics, SHRM View more blogs from #SHRM16 This Episode is Brought to you By Jumpstart:HR, LLC HR Outsourcing and Consulting for US-Based Businesses Learn more by visiting: www.jumpstart-hr.com About this episode: This election year is brining greater political volatility to the workplace, with slightly more than one-quarter of respondents to a new Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey reporting tension, hostility or arguments among co-workers because of political affiliation. Discussing this volatility - and what employers are doing about it - is SHRM Workforce Analytics Director Evren Esen, SHRM-SCP. Quick Facts:
- 72% of HR professionals indicated their organizations discouraged political activities in the workplace.
- 24% of organizations had a written (i.e., formal) policy on political activities, and 8% had an unwritten (i.e., informal) policy.
- 86% of HR professionals indicated their organizations allowed employees to take either paid (53%) or unpaid (33%) time off to vote.