Is Post-Election Rhetoric Hurting Our Workforce? Tensions are high in the workplace after so much contentious political conversation. There’s a lot more sensitivity to issues that lean towards the divisive, of which immigration is one of them. While the U.S 2016 elections are a thing of the past, the sensitivity is not. HR managers are having to handle more immigrant-related issues in the last 6 months than in the last 5-8 years. Immigrants have always been part of society’s fabric and are usually known for bringing it all to the workforce table in areas of performance and productivity. So how do you have a decent conversation with these essential teammates without shooting yourself in the foot?