What should you do when a colleague’s child interrupts video meetings? How can you explain a one-week tenure at a job? SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions each week for USA Today.
Political discussions tend to spill over into the workplace, which can have an impact on working relationships. On top of everything else that HR is already dealing with, many of us are being called on to help bring political civility back into the workplace. Here are three suggestions for making a difference.
Employees are dreading going to work on Nov. 4, with half saying if their candidate loses this election, it will impact their performance at work. Nearly a third felt that office politics would make it difficult to go to work. This election season, more than any other, HR professionals must focus on how to support employees and guide conversations to prevent explosive interactions and de-escalate disputes.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to update its conciliation program to provide more transparency and consistency and encourage employers to voluntarily resolve employment discrimination charges.