They Say That HR and Politics Don’t Mix

Laurie Ruettimann Worldwide FOT

They say that HR and politics don’t mix. That might be true.

Before I took my hiatus, a friend offered unsolicited feedback. The Presidential elections are heating up in America. He told me that my pro-choice views might cause companies in the HR technology industry to think twice before working with me.

I was advised of the following.

  1. “Politics makes the HR audience uncomfortable. Drop it.”
  2. “Your pro-choice values are divisive, at best, and offensive to about half of your target market.”
  3. “Abortion has nothing to do with HR.”

He was pretty clear. It’s okay to make fun of Donald Trump without pushing too hard, but if I want to work as an advisor, I should think like a savvy marketer and portray myself differently.

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).