#Nextchat: 2018 Midterm Election Results and Implications for the Workplace


Last night’s midterm elections resulted in a tilt of power for the 116th Congress with democrats clinching the majority in the House of Representative and republicans expanding their majority in the Senate.

SHRM is poised to work with lawmakers to bring HR’s voice to the forefront on crucial workplace issues. So, this is a perfect time to chat about SHRM’s public policy priorities as we emerge from the midterms: workplace immigration, workforce development, workplace equity, health care, and workflex/paid leave.

Join SHRM’s Government Affairs team at 3:00 p.m. ET today, November 7 for a public policy-focused #Nextchat! Special guests will include Lisa Horn @SHRMLobbystLisa, Nancy Hammer @hammershrm, Chatrane Birbal @SHRMBirbal, Patrick Brady @SHRMPBrady, Meredith Nethercutt @SHRMATeam, Rebecca Peters @SHRMRKPeters, and Jason Gabhart @SHRMCAJason.

We’ll chat about the midterm election results and prospects for action on SHRM’s HR public policy priorities. This is an opportunity for SHRM members to interact with the Government Affairs team and to discuss how HR professionals can get engaged and support our policy initiatives.

To get us started, here are a few questions we’ll tackle during #Nextchat:

Q1: Why is it more important than ever for HR professionals to engage in advocacy?

Q2: If you were setting the legislative agenda, which workplace public policy issue (immigration, workforce development, equity, health care, and workflex/paid leave) would you instruct policymakers to address first and why?

Q3: Last night’s midterms resulted in over 100 women candidates winning election, how do you see workplace issues being impacted?

Q4: How might changes to expand employer-sponsored tuition assistance such as increasing the limit and including student loan repayment impact your talent acquisition and retention efforts, and workforce development?

Q5: What has been your experience with state or local paid leave laws? 

Q6: What employment-based immigration proposals have impacted operations in your workplace (E-Verify, Visas, DACA)?


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