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.
- “Politics makes the HR audience uncomfortable. Drop it.”
- “Your pro-choice values are divisive, at best, and offensive to about half of your target market.”
- “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).
Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.