Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Politics still roiling the workplace? Here are tips to keep the post-election peace - CPBJ

by David O'Connor,
Originally published: November 15, 2016
Publisher: CPBJ.com 

America is a country divided politically, and the division extends to most workplaces.

The presidential election did not end the split. So even though it is over, now might still be a good time for business owners to remind employees of their firm’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, one Central Pennsylvania human-resources consultant recommends.

In the wake of national incidents following last week’s election – including allegations of racially-motivated incidents last week at York County School of Technology – and with heated debates raging in workplaces over the presidential election, Craig Porterfield said workers may need to be reminded of two basic rules of business:

  • Companies don’t allow discriminatory behavior against others at work.
  • Getting the work done must come before winning any political arguments with the person in the next cubicle.