Emtrain Blog

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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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A Letter to Take #ActionforEquality

Elizabeth Morrison, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Live Nation Entertainment #ActionforEquality  I’ve received a multitude of emails, texts and PMs of support and for those, I...
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America Just Changed Because America Hasn’t Changed

“I’ve been watching current events through my lens as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, but  I don’t have and can never have all the dimensionality of the problems we face...
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Corporate Responses to Racial Injustice

Cynthia Overton, Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives, Kapor Center I sent this message to members of Diversity Advocates and Our Collective to encourage organizations to reflect...
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Four Learning & Professional Development Trends

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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