Emtrain Blog

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...

The Great Resignation: What Companies Need to Do Next

We have entered the era of conscious capitalism, which requires a corresponding conscious culture. When companies do not have a conscious culture, they will lose the war for talent AND...

How to Be Strategic About Your DEI Investment

The Leading vs. Lagging Indicators Recently, I read a report in the New York Times about a large real-estate conglomerate defaulting on their payments to investors - investors had "suspicions"...

Workplace Holidays: A Simple Reminder

Holidays come with many family traditions, old family recipes and can often bring back nostalgic memories. They are the few days a year when people are able to pause from...

How Code of Conduct Training Can Inspire Employees

Most of our clients use Emtrain for their ongoing mandatory training, so we spend a lot of time thinking: how can we make required training more interesting and impactful for...

Why Include Veterans Day in Your Diversity (DEI) Celebrations

Recently, a diversity leader wrote to tell us that her team includes Veterans Day in her company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) celebrations. Veterans Day is an opportunity for her...

Recognizing Diwali in the Workplace

There are many factors involved in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. One important aspect is by recognizing and celebrating holidays of other cultures and religions. You’re...

L&D’s Crucial Role in Adapting to Social Change

Changing employee expectations about diversity and inclusion, respect in the workplace, and ethical business practices are a source of uncertainty and conflict for many organizations. Employees are self-organizing in opposition...

How Communication is the Key to DEI in the Workplace

In building and maintaining diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond, communication is at the root of it. In last week’s #AlwaysLearning LinkedIn Live, Dr. Leann Pereira, Senior Director...

Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

Employers are facing the toughest labor market in decades for finding talent and filling available roles. At the same time, we have a large talent pool that is not being...

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...

Disability Inclusion : Building into Your Company Culture

Disability inclusion in the workplace is often overlooked. Disability Pride Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) creates awareness for people with disabilities to embrace and accept their disabilities,...
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