Emtrain Blog

Harassment Policies & Training Around the Globe

Increasingly, all regions around the globe are converging on a basic workplace requirement to take steps to prevent employee harassment based on personal characteristics legally protected in that region. Sexual...

3 Essential Soft Skills for Remote Work

Everyone is working from home a bit differently. Most of us have spent the last few months establishing work from home schedules, reminding each other to take breaks, daily/weekly check-ins...

COVID and Health Information Privacy

As COVID-19 case numbers in the US continue to coast at an all time high, we need to keep our safety guards up now more than ever. Though, as the...

Harassment Training Amendment (CA)

Effective January 1, 2021 for California Employers The benefit of experience is practical understanding of what works and what doesn’t, combined with greater access to influence events.  In the last...

Prop 22 and The New Gig Economy

This election season, gig economy companies, namely Uber and Lyft, spent over $200 million campaigning in favor of CA Prop 22. This high profile proposition amended 2018's Assembly Bill (AB)...

Addressing Political Discussions at Work

We are living in unprecedented times. Politics consumes discourse, and polarization causes rifts in families and friendships. While political discussions in the workplace aren’t necessarily inappropriate, such conversations can interfere...

How to Maintain Productivity at Home

Working from home may be permanent for some employees and companies, given the current circumstances. Some may have cracked the code on maintaining productivity while working from home, but it's...

Is COVID Dividing Your Workforce?

During one of the most heated election years to date, amid a civil rights movement akin to the 1992 Rodney King riots, bi-partisanship is at an all-time high. Employees are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Health and Disability Inclusion: A Quick Guide

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...

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...

Employee Engagement Activities 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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