Emtrain Blog

Why We Must Continue to Speak About The Unspeakable

"Bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t conquered yet." - Ntozake Shange I first read those words in my freshman year of...

Allyship in Hollywood: Black History Month

The year is 1957. Black performers have just begun to break into the mainstream music scene, but the integration into popular culture is slow going and very selective. Singers like...

Black History Month Now and All-Year

Black History Month hits a little differently in 2021. Since the tragic death of George Floyd, following many other extrajudicial killings of black people, many people and brands have a...

Fresh Look: Building Ethics, Respect, and Inclusion

Recent political events and historic socially turbulent times have made one thing crystal clear; the time to prioritize and review your Diversity and Inclusion efforts is now. Employees are speaking,...

The Pledge to Create Equity in Tech

Systemic economic oppression and the continuous wealth gap make it harder for people of color and underrepresented founders to launch their startups. For years, they have lacked equitable  resources they...

Evolving Harassment Training in 2021

For 30 years, companies have trained on sexual harassment prevention without connecting it to a broader workplace culture strategy. Emtrain is changing that in 2021. I helped change the law...

Compliance Training: 3 Things Your Solution Needs

The role of the compliance officer is rapidly changing as organizational and societal norms shift HR and Compliance folks align their strategies and work closely together to build healthier workplace...

A Brief Guide to a Drama-Free Promotion

Workplace culture is a dynamic, complex aspect of your organizational health, and many factors come into play when building a healthy culture. While many of these factors are mutable, some...

Performance Review with Compassion

It's that time of year again, Performance Review. Things are a little different now, and how we handle a performance review should be different. Hearing the words "performance review" can...

Inclusive Virtual Holiday Party Tips

Virtual work events, we either love them, or we’re tired of them. Screen fatigue has been a real symptom of work from home this year, so it’s normal if your...

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...
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