Emtrain Blog

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Employee Engagement During a Pandemic

Maintaining a strong company culture and employee engagement already has its own obstacles. When you throw in a sudden virtual workplace, that creates another set of challenges that people leaders...
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How to Talk About COVID-19 at Work

By now, we've learned that the COVID-19 pandemic is about so much more than just the virus, especially in how it has affected our work lives. Misinformation, fear, politics, and...
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Address Mental Health in the Remote Workplace

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Right now, we're all focused on taking physical breaks while working, increasing outdoor activities, and attending virtual workouts at home.  Organizations...
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How to Avoid a Cyber Security Breach

We are living in unprecedented and challenging times. During such times, there are always well-intentioned people who step up to help, but there is a smaller minority that sets out...
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How to Leverage Your Privilege for Better

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...
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The Role of the Compliance Officer in the Post-Pandemic Roundtable

Michelle Nichols, Chief Compliance Officer | VP of Diversity & Inclusion | Exec Leader of People Strategy | #ONO (Open to New Opportunities) “Were we true...
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The Power of Inclusion

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...
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Why Your Employees Need a Mental Break Right Now

From dealing with the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic to the rise in protests against systemic racism and government issues, people are experiencing anxiety and emotional stress daily.  We’ve been experiencing...
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How to Avoid a Bias or Retaliation Claim

Do you think your company is immune to gender bias, discrimination, and harassment claims? Think again. There are simple ways to you can  your company from the common issues that...
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Designing for Inclusion

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain...
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Do You Know How Your Workforce is Feeling?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to job loss for more than one out of every ten Americans. New data from the post-outbreak workforce suggests that those lucky enough to still...
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Interview with Nancy Douyon, Emtrain Expert

From Very Humble Beginnings to Designing Product at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer...
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Managing Unconscious Bias with Employee Differences

Building an effective and impactful program to manage unconscious bias is a journey for practitioners. Likewise, becoming more enlightened around unconscious bias is a journey for each employee. Everyone starts...
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Recognizing LGBT Women of Color Over the Years

As Gay Pride Month comes to a close during one of the most momentous years in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement, we look back on some of the...
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Teaching Black Lives Matter: Unconscious Bias Training

The goal of unconscious bias training is to get people to understand that their perspective is informed by their life experiences and that our brains are constructed to find the...
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Landmark Supreme Court Decision for LGBT Workers

In a landmark decision announced on Monday, June 17th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it is unlawful for individuals to be fired because of sexual orientation. The decision...
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Upcoming Deadline for NY: Sexual Harassment Training 

Training for Businesses With Employees in New York Employers in New York are required not only to adopt and distribute written sexual harassment prevention policies, but also to provide training...
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Why Your Company Should Celebrate Juneteenth

Over the past two weeks, Black Lives Matter has taken hold of the nation–along with several others–with overwhelming support. Black communities as well as their allies are calling for racial...
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A Conversation About Black Lives Matter and Being an Ally

Can we agree that many children are afraid of the dark? Many children also believe that monsters have taken up residence in their closet and for sure, a monster will...
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Engage Employees with Storytelling

As HR becomes increasingly data driven, we focus a lot on measuring: formally tracking unconscious bias training efficiency and efficacy, collecting survey data and analyzing employee responses, and benchmarking efforts...
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Here's What's the Matter with "All Lives Matter"

Trying to explain to friends, family or colleagues “what’s the matter with saying All Lives Matter?” Having a hard time finding the right words, or not really sure yourself? The...
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