Four years after an election cycle that brought unprecedented tension to the workplace, 2020 Election Day has arrived with an extra layer of intensity surrounding the political climate. Under these conditions, research and previous reporting tells us to expect distractions at work and potentially even conflict among employees.
The world is still figuring out how to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic as unemployment remains high, many businesses are struggling or shutting down, women are leaving the workforce in unheard of numbers, and another dose of federal aid seems unlikely until the start of next year.
In this roundup, we revisit HR Dive coverage on politics at work, including survey data on employee sentiments and information on how employers can manage related issues. The first study shares how employers that encourage voting appear to have higher retention than those that do not, and subsequent articles include insights from employment attorneys, Randstad US, Gartner and other research firms.