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Politics in the Workplace: HR's Guide to The Election Season

Posted by Erin Borgerson on October 30, 2012

It's that time of year again. Discussions of political candidates and ballot issues can bepolitics in the office heard everywhere in the office, from the water cooler to the weekly sales meeting. But what about when the debates turn heated and coworkers begin to resent eachother?

Hireology recently released an eBook designed for HR professionals and business owners everywhere who are dealing with the election season office drama. As experts in the issue, Hireology will tell you that it is OK to talk politics at work, as long as it doesn't go to far.

This eBook includes the three approaches managers should take when political campaigning inside the office goes to far and  the best strategies to coping with election etiquette. The guide also features the 5 most commonly asked illegal election interview questions that you may be asking your job candidates daily during the political season. 

All included features of HR's Guide to the Election Season:

  • Hireology's Do's and Don'ts of Politics in the Workplace
  • 3 Approaches to dealing with political discussions inside the office
  • Illegal Interview Questions - The Election Season Edition
  • A map of voter leave laws

Download your free copy of "Politics in the Workplace: HR's Guide to the Election Season" for free today!

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Erin Borgerson is the Marketing Coordinator/Tweeter/Crisis Controller/Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today!

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Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.