The human resources team plays a key role in promoting diversity within an organization. After all, it’s HR that works to recruit and retain people from diverse backgrounds. And it’s up to HR to communicate—not just to executives but to the rank and file as well—just why diversity is important. But how does HR sometimes end up being the problem rather than the solution? And when that happens, how can it be overcome?
It may seem there’s no escaping political divisiveness. All manner of news and social media sources carry angry, frequently hurtful, and often untrue communication. And the workplace is not immune from the damage of those messages.
Presidential campaigns have been heated before, but the 2016 contest seemed especially rife with venom. Since the campaign was so divisive—particularly on race and religion issues that were aggravated by comments about Mexicans, Muslims, and other minorities—some of that discord has found its way to the workplace.