Election year politics has a strange way of focusing employers and employees on the larger issues—such as jobs, wages and the economy. Every four years, Americans believe they can influence with their votes the large issues that affect their daily lives.
This quadrennial political ritual contains more than its share of polls, punditry and pontification. Politicians, their staffers and handlers read these tea leaves daily to try to divine their prospects to learn what their futures hold.
HR pros should pay attention to election year buzz, too. Knowing what’s on people’s minds as they go to the polls can help savvy employers get a glimpse of the future workplace.
What Americans say they want
The nonpartisan Employment Law Alliance recently conducted a survey of 1,125 working Americans to identify the hot-button issues in this year’s presidential election campaign. The survey, known as the America at Work survey, ask...(register to read more)
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