Today is Election Day

Today is election day!

I try to keep the political talk to a minimum and directly tied to “making the HR connecection”and/or understanding impacts to your employees.. but wanted to remind everyone to go vote!

Here is some discussion for you —

  • I thought that there might be too much going on on actual election day so I wanted get ahead of the game and early vote. There was a bit of a line, but totally worth it to have the privilege to cast a ballot. Did you early vote?
  • Do you have “election time” or another benefit for your employees so that they can take time away from work to vote — or maybe just PTO (paid time off) or ETO (earned time off)?
  • I was chatting with some friends and a few of them admitted that they had never voted before  — are you one of them? And if so, why? With my friends, the common consensus was that they didn’t think that their vote mattered, so why waste the time.
  • Making the HR Connection –>Do you think that there are topics at work or times when you call for feedback and people just opt out because they think that their “vote” or feedback doesn’t matter? If so, thoughts on how you could make it more inclusive for them.

Okay… discuss!

Have a wonderful day!


Check out the Issues for the upcoming Elections (National)


There is A LOT of information out there about the upcoming election. I’m not a political commentator or wanting to discuss particular opinions — however, I DO want to help get information out there so that folks understand the issues (unbiased), where the candidates stand on them, and have a good understanding of how it’ll impact them and the bigger picture. This will impact businesses and employees — so absolutely has an impact on our world as HR Professionals — whether its devising health care strategies, jobs, or impacts to what is on the hearts and minds of employees. .
Here is a list of links that I’ve compiled to help you get up to speed on all the issues — if you have others, let me know and I’ll add ’em to the list!





Election Talk – Taboo or Necessary?

In a word… YES!

I always try to avoid the “taboo” topics — race, religion, politics — but its hard to ignore when there are so many connections to HR pros — and especially — our employees. So can I afford to take that stance now? I’m not entirely sure…

“Making the HR Connection” is all about understanding what is going on in the world and how it impacts your employees, your business, your bottom line — and even extending that to your customers and future employees.

What issues do you think are important — do you think that the candidates are giving those issues enough time and attention?

Jobs are on top of many people minds — even if you have one, you probably know someone who doesn’t or is looking (or given up and stopped looking)… but what else should they be talking about?

And what is the role of HR pros? Taboo Talk — stay out of it — or provide unbiased information and research?

Let me know what you think!

PS. Like my new signature — I’m still playing around with it 🙂