Emtrain Blog

The Data Behind How a Successful DEI System Benefits Organizations

Many organizations simply go through the motions of having their employees take the mandatory trainings and focus on the legal risk. Although this meets the minimum requirements, it doesn’t actually...

How National Volunteer Week Strengthens Your DEI Strategy

National Volunteer Week is April 17-23, 2022, and can be a fun, purpose-driven week within a company. The week can provide opportunities across the volunteer continuum from hands-on to skills-based...

Ramadan: How to Support Your Muslim Employees

It's that wonderful time of year again! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas. The holy month of Ramadan begins April 2, 2022 and ends May 1, 2022. Muslims worldwide observe 30...

Building Skills to Enable a Positive Workplace Culture

More than just office trappings and fun events, Workplace Culture is actually an intentionally designed shared workplace experience that requires practice and developed skill on the part of employees. What...

Women Working to Create Change

As a celebration for Women’s History Month, we want to recognize the amazing work that women are currently doing to improve the workplace culture and create an equal opportunity for...

Inclusion, Anti-Harassment Initiatives Won’t Be Successful If You’re Not Managing Bias: New Data Shows

Business productivity measures such as employee retention are related more to social justice than to the bottom line. A recent study by MIT links the Great Resignation to ‘“failure to...

How Inclusion Drives Respect

Inclusion and respect go hand in hand. Strong social connections, understanding our co-workers, and how different people perceive different situations are keys to inclusion, but they’re also keys to respect....

Be Intentional: Special Message from Emtrain President

As Black History Month is coming to an end, Emtrain's President, Odessa Jenkins shares a special message with our community on the importance of being intentional, being authentic, and being...

Black History Month: Influential Figures Impacting Tech & Health

Black History Month originated in 1926, and since then it has been a time to raise awareness around the role black Americans have played in the development of this country...

Black History Month Now and All-Year

Since the tragic death of George Floyd in 2020, following many other extrajudicial killings of black people, many people and brands have a newly invigorated urgency about celebrating Black history,...

A Simple New Trend for Workplace Respect

Amongst Emtrain clients, there’s a fan club for the Workplace Color Spectrum®.  In my first meeting with one learning & development leader, I asked if he was familiar with the...

How to Handle Employee COVID-19 Leaves (and Accommodate Everyone)

We’re now living with the consequences of a pandemic (COVID-19) impacting millions of people’s physical and mental health. People are struggling and large percentages of the workforce are out on...

Returning to the Office: Policies and Procedures (COVID-19)

How to facilitate a smooth transition back to the workplace Just when we thought we were out of the woods, the cold season sneaked upon us with surges in COVID-19...

Celebrating Change Makers

Oprah Winfrey “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you, always.” Oprah Winfrey was born in the small town of Kosciusko,...

We Still Have a Gender Equity Problem in Tech

As a society, we have made strides towards gender equality and have seen progress over the years. It’s easy to assume that the gender gap has improved in every industry....

Adaptability in the Workplace: The Shift from "New Normal"

Globally, we are at a stage where it's almost inaccurate to continue calling our existing circumstances the new normal. A "new normal" suggests an unparticular situation that we, as a...

Emtrain’s Milestones Toward Building Healthier Workplaces

2021 was an incredible year for Emtrain, for HR professionals, for diversity and inclusion folks, for all who are trying to make a positive impact in workplace culture. There have...

Building an Authentic and Supportive Workplace Culture

I had been working in the Human Capital Management space for a few years when my then-former boss recruited me over to a company (and industry) I was not familiar...

The World Turned Upside Down: 5 Workforce Predictions for 2022

As we go into our third year of the pandemic, the social and economic conditions are accelerating changes in our workforce. We are clearly at a watershed moment. A few...

Harassment Training: Measure, Score, and Develop Employees’ Pro-Social Behaviors

Harassment prevention training should address pro-social skill development; not just policies and laws to memorize Have you ever wondered why we still have so much harassment and discrimination litigation 25...

How Purpose Leads to Workplace Success

What is “the purpose?” That’s the question that Emmy Negrin believes every organization should prioritize in order to have proper motivation and overall business success. In our latest episode of...
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