Protests impact businesses. There’s no arguing that.
Everyone today will be affected by the immigrant protests in some way, whether it’s noticing that there is a strange pattern in traffic, finding an empty desk at work, not being able to go to your favorite restaurant, or hearing about it on the news.
Originally the protest started with having undocumented immigrants protest by staying home from work, not attending school, not going shopping, not eating out, not going to restaurants etc… However, many people who are related to immigrants are choosing to protest as well.
With all of the protests, employers are beginning feel the stress of people who are protesting affect their businesses and bottom line. After all, business must still go on.
So, how should HR professionals deal with the protests?
Here are some tips and tricks to keep yourself out of trouble: