Emtrain Blog

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Four Key Trends for Learning and Professional Development

As Learning and Development practitioners, our jobs are evolving. We’ve become true partners who lead with business acumen and leverage our learning and organizational development expertise to drive measurable impacts....

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Reinventing the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence

Examining Bias, Racism, and Microaggressions at Work. Emotional Intelligence is a powerful tool for addressing concerns about racial bias and microaggressions at work. Practicing emotional intelligence techniques can be a...

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The Shift from "New Normal" to Workplace Adaptability

"We are all living in the new normal." We hear or read this phrase several times a day, from television ads to Linkedin and Facebook posts to news outlets and corporate...

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Designing an Unconscious Bias Program to Ease Uncertainty

Behavioral scientists have long studied the effect of uncertainty on emotions, actions, and decision-making. Uncertainty is a challenge for all of us! It may make us feel angry or anxious. It...

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Supporting At-Risk Employees During COVID-19

While you may hear people point out that the COVID virus does not discriminate, one of the most important conversations to have during a global health crisis is understanding and...

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Workplace Anxiety on Employees and Employers

Before COVID-19 emerged and shelter in place took effect, workplace anxiety very much existed. Workplace anxiety can be triggered by difficult situations such as “dealing with problems, setting and meeting...

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4 Essential Steps for Your Unconscious Bias Program

Unconscious Bias training has received a lot of attention over the past 10 years, and for good reason. As workplaces grow more diverse, we find ourselves working with colleagues from...

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How to Be Socially Aware During a Public Health Crisis

In late 2019, the human population began to experience its latest pandemic: a novel coronavirus called COVID-19. While the ravaging disease challenges epidemiologists, doctors, government leaders, and those who have...

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Simple Ways to Maintain Culture During a Pandemic

Culture matters more than ever, even with the new norm of working from home. Zoom video meetings are new for some of us, but trying to do a Zoom call...

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Be an Effective Remote Manager

Under the new normal, managers are required to shift practices to place an emphasis on empathy and patience as their employees transition to remote working. Employers no longer insist that...

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Time to Reinvent the Employee Relations Experience

The current pandemic and economic crises will trigger a series of changes as to how we manage and care for our workforce moving forward. As a result, there will be...

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How to Transition to Virtual Onboarding

As we’ve settled into shelter-in-place, it has become apparent that some processes can't be put on hold. It is unclear how long this 'work from home' period will last. As...

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It's Time for Culture Leaders to Step Up

If there has ever been a time when a company's culture ambassadors and owners matter more than ever, it is now in the midst of a crisis. At this moment,...

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The New Kind of Workplace Bully

Ah, the workplace bully… the loud, obnoxious, and invasive personality that seems to pop-up when they are least expected and most unwanted. Put a group of strangers in a room...

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Motivate and Engage Employees in Tech

The Tech industry is the most rapidly growing sector of the economy. It is also sometimes insulated from certain economic booms and busts because organizations in tech often provide innovative...

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Steps to Conduct Reductions in Force

COVID-19 has brought large portions of the global and national economies to a screeching halt. Businesses are seeing slowdowns and the stock market has taken a dive the likes of...

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Make All Employees Feel Included in the Organization

Posts about working from home have been all over my LinkedIn newsfeed for the last couple of weeks. First from people who work from home routinely, offering their advice and...

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Activate Your Code of Conduct Through Interactive Learning

People often think of the Code of Conduct a flat set of rules and requirements. They get rolled out once a year, covering everything from company values to policies around...

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How COVID-19 Made Empathy a Key Communication Skill

We’re in a time where we need to consciously be aware of our comments, how we communicate to our peers, and what we can do to help those in need....

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Today’s coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is affecting employers in numerous ways, including how to navigate leaves of absence, how to navigate the business need for layoffs or furloughs, and how to...

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New Employee Leave Laws in the Wake of COVID-19

As employers are currently working to rapidly address evolving challenges and changes in the wake of the COVID-19 global outbreak, U.S. state laws have also changed to provide employees and...

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