Ed Powell replied to the topic Is it Unethical for HR to ask employees for Donations? in the forum Human Resources 7 years, 7 months ago
When I worked for the Navy, my HR division had an office goal of 100% participation in the Combined Federal Campaign – CFC. After the first pass through the office, we didn’t get the requested 100% in “voluntary” donations so the screws were tightened and then tightened again until everyone but one person relented. In an attempt to end the drama, I put $5 in a envelope with his name on it and turned it in. That person got FURIOUS when he saw that we met the 100% voluntary goal and he filed a grievance.
It’s hard to keep it truly voluntary and avoid coersion when you publish and track (and enforce?) GOALS!
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