Did you know employers rank as the most credible source of information on political
and public policy issues – more than political parties, labor unions and the news
media? Polling from the nonpartisan group Business-Industry Political Action
Committee, or BIPAC, indicates a 2-to-1 margin of employees want their employer to
share important policy information with them.
Perhaps most importantly, 65 percent of respondents said information from their employer made them more likely to vote and only 7 percent said it made them less likely to vote. The point is, employers today have an opportunity to be a trusted source for their employees, and help them understand the policies that affect your business, and their jobs directly.
In my weVENTURE FLORIDA TODAY EDGE column this week, I discuss how you can address policies and politics with your employees to empower your them with knowledge, while not pushing your personal political beliefs on them. Check it our, here!
Kathryn Rudloff is the executive director for Business Voice Political Committee, an organization that engages businesses from across Brevard County and the Central Florida Region to provide a cohesive voice in political advocacy at the State, regional and local levels. Business Voice is operated on a non-partisan basis to promote pro-business candidates and a pro-business legislative agenda. Twitter: @ksrudloff