Event Title

Does The Order Of A Political Affiliation Cue Influence The Selection And Rating Of A Job Candidate?

Location

SU 103

Start Date

19-4-2019 10:40 AM

Department

Psychology

Session

Session 2

Description

Political events since the 2016 presidential election have created tension in the workforce based on political affiliations. A survey by the American Psychological Association (2017) found that 54% of American workers reported discussing politics in the workplace since the election. The same survey found that 40% of workers experienced at least one negative outcome in the workplace such as increased hostility, a more negative view of coworkers, and poorer work quality. Political tension in the workplace may not only cause negative outcomes for current employees but for applicants as well. Allowing politics to influence hiring decisions may not only hurt applicants but organizations who may find themselves open to litigation.

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Amanda Dykema-Engblade is the faculty sponsor of this project.

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Apr 19th, 10:40 AM

Does The Order Of A Political Affiliation Cue Influence The Selection And Rating Of A Job Candidate?

SU 103

Political events since the 2016 presidential election have created tension in the workforce based on political affiliations. A survey by the American Psychological Association (2017) found that 54% of American workers reported discussing politics in the workplace since the election. The same survey found that 40% of workers experienced at least one negative outcome in the workplace such as increased hostility, a more negative view of coworkers, and poorer work quality. Political tension in the workplace may not only cause negative outcomes for current employees but for applicants as well. Allowing politics to influence hiring decisions may not only hurt applicants but organizations who may find themselves open to litigation.