Emtrain Blog

What is Social Capital and Why Does it Matter?

Social capital theory enhances our ability to explain workplace dynamics, such as employee engagement and equity and inclusion, in ways that human capital theory doesn’t. Here is a short primer...

Workplace Empathy During a Global Crisis

The last 18 months were anything but ordinary. From a new global virus that shook the entire world, changed our lifestyle, and allowed bias to take place against the Asian...

4-Day Workweek, the Future of Work?

Our workplace norms and expectations are changing. Employees expect employers to support social justice issues like diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and exhibit ethical corporate governance in a much more...

Managing Employees Across Time Zones

Over the past year alone, the number of companies that have adopted hybrid or remote work models has skyrocketed. Subsequently, many teams that were once localized have scattered across the...

Building Disability Inclusion into Your Company Culture

Disability inclusion is often overlooked in the workplace. Disability Pride Month creates awareness for people with disabilities to embrace and accept their disabilities, show allyship, and create a positive influence....

Disability Inclusion: Enabling People of All Abilities

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more...

Ableism and Abelist Microaggressions

June is Disability Pride Month, per New York Mayor Bill Deblasio's 2015 declaration. For employers, celebrating Disability Pride Month is about empowering people with disabilities, uplifting their voices, and educating...

How to Celebrate Disability Pride Month

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. - Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer, Procure Technologies  What is...

How to Start a DEI Committee

Since 2020, after Black Lives Matter gained momentum, organizations have been ramping up their Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) efforts across the workforce. It can be intimidating when you don't...

Building an Inclusive Infrastructure for Working Parents

In June 2021, Emtrain presented a webinar titled Get Ready to Welcome Women Back to Work. The webinar addressed some of the disproportionate effects that COVID-19 had on working women,...

Women in the Workplace: Gender Bias Still Persists

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more...

Teaching Behavioral Competency with High Quality Content

The Science of Learning and Assessment: Using Video-Based Situational Judgment Tests Situational judgment tests, or SJTs Situational Judgment Test (SJT) enable educational teams to teach and assess skills simultaneously. SJTs...

Why It's Important to Build LGBTQIA+ Allyship

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more...

Recognizing LGBTQIA+ Women of Color Over the Years

This blog post, published in June of 2020, shines a spotlight on some LGBTQIA+ women of color that have stood at the forefront of gay activism over the years. Some...

Why You Need to Invest in Workplace Equity

Organizations benefit when employees have strong professional relationships, teams are productive and collaborative, co-workers share healthy impactful feedback, and diverse groups create new ideas and innovations. As a basic element...

Why Your Company Should Celebrate Juneteenth

We published this blog post last year, two weeks into the most resounding social justice movements in a generation. One year later, the message still holds true. Black Lives Matter...

A Better Way to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support and acceptance for the LGBTQIA+ community. This cannot be overstated, because this newfound support is genuinely without...

Are Your Company Benefits and Training Inclusive to LGBTQIA+?

As Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is becoming more top of mind and workforces are becoming more diverse, HR and People Leaders need to rethink their company’s benefits and perks...

How DEI Relates to Harassment and Risk

I was helping a large multinational firm to develop diversity training programs when the executive in charge of the department asked us to train on employee relations topics such as...

Pride: The Double Edged Sword of Opportunistic Activism

This blog post was published in July of 2019, following an outpouring of brands supporting pride month and adopting temporary rainbow branding. Since then, this trend has not only continued,...

3 Tactics to Get Budget for Your DEI Programs

It's been a year since the murder of George Floyd, which galvanized people of all races, genders, ages, etc., to speak out for BLM and push for racial equality. A...
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