A large poll of HR professionals has revealed they have a clear preference for who’d they’d like to see in the oval office following this year’s presidential election.
Who will benefit HR?
The main question: Whose election will most benefit HR?
Respondents said Gov. Mitt Romney by greater than a 2 to 1 margin — 65% to 23%.
When asked why they feel Romney is better suited to help HR, the primary reasons were:
- Less government interference
- Obama’s spending is out of control
- Romney will abide by the Constitution
- The Affordable Care Act needs to be changed/repealed, and
- Romney has a better understanding of how business works.
Support for President Obama was hard to come by in this poll, but those who supported him said it was because:
- The Affordable Care Act will help businesses and must be kept intact, and
- He’ll fight for worker rights.
What’s been Obama’s impact?
Question No. 2 asked: What impact has President Obama’s policies had on your job?
- Largely negative — 42%
- Slightly negative — 24%
- Neutral — 13%
- Largely positive — 9%
- Slightly positive — 9%, and
- No impact — 3%.
Some common reasons why?
- More compliance headaches/paperwork
- Higher healthcare costs
- Slow economic growth
- Growth of National Labor Relations Board
- Entitlement mentality
- Healthcare reform is not working, and
- Reductions in jobs/salaries.
Biggest challenges moving forward?
Question No. 3: What are the most critical issues HR will face during the next administration? (multiple responses were allowed)
- Complying with healthcare reform — 86%
- Staying competitive with pay and benefits — 60%
- Dealing with the National Labor Relations Board — 42%
- Hiring the best people — 32%
- FMLA — 19%
- ADA — 15%, and
- Bias claims — 9%.
Source: The full results of the survey can be found here.