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4 Takeaways from President Trump’s Exec Order

Last week, President Trump issued an Executive Order banning all companies who are federal contractors from training their employees on diversity training that is “divisive” and perpetuates stereotypes. Let’s not...
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How to Empower Employees to Be Brand Ambassadors

The moment a potential new hire enters the interview and hiring process, you are representing your company. They are getting your company's first impressions based on how you talk about...
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An Employee's Journey with COVID-19

Since news of the Coronavirus first hit early 2020, I think we have all been at least a little more cautious at the first sign of a sniffle. When I...
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Insights from the DOJ’s New Compliance Training Standards

Twenty-five times in 18 pages – that’s how many times the word “train” or “training” appears in the Department of Justice’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program’s original and updated guidance...
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How to Facilitate Inclusive Video Calls

As of late, video calls take up a large portion of our day, and they are the closest we can get to in-person team meetings. Seeing as this is unlikely...
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A Quick Guide to Disability Inclusion

In 2020, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The goal of the Act was to increase opportunities for those with disabilities: both visible and...
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Why You Need a 360° Cyber Security Plan

Last month, the FBI Cyber Division reported that, since COVID-19 hit and Shelter-in-Place (SIP) mandates took effect, the average number of cyber security complaints has risen to 4,000 complaints per...
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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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