Emtrain Blog

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Top 6 Key Indicators Impacting Workplace Culture

Tricky people issues are inevitable in the workplace. While your employees help create the foundation of your entire organization, understanding behaviors and dynamics on an organizational and individual level impact...
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What Does Respect Mean in Today’s Diverse Workforce?

In 2020, most of us will be working alongside people from different generations and different cultural backgrounds, and when it comes to creating a respectful culture, the real emerging challenge...
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Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

More and more companies are coming to realize that the real value of an organization lies in engaging and mobilizing a diverse & intersectional pool of talent. Not merely to...
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How to Spot Bullying at Work

In 2017, the Workplace Bullying Institute conducted a National Survey on bullying at work. The study found that 19% of American's have experienced workplace bullying and another 19% have witnessed...
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Make Your Harassment Prevention Training Impactful

“Hey everyone! It’s time for your MANDATORY harassment training!” When your employees and managers hear this chant, well, they want to run for cover. As someone who has delivered this...
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Why Mentorship Programs Are a Competitive Advantage

“The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.” - John C. Maxwell Mentorship encourages motivation, finding the strength within...
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Make Your Workplace More Connected and Transparent

Transparency, trust, and emotion create the foundation for a thriving workplace culture. In this week’s Always Learning on LinkedIn Live, Angel Junio, Head of HR for LoopUp joined Talent and...
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Preventing Harassment In a Broken System

30 years of sexual harassment and the system that continues to fail us It’s been more than 30 years since the United States first passed laws to help protect employees...
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Empower Your Employees to Build a Positive Organization

“It’s not the tools you have faith in—tools are just tools—they work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.” - Steve Jobs Over the...
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The Rise and Fall of a Utopian Workplace

I once had the pleasure of working in what you might call a utopian workplace. We were a mission-driven organization, disrupting a traditional marketplace with more efficient products.  We had...
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Roaring 20s? Predictions for 2020 Labor Trends

Rapid social and economic changes. Sizeable population increase of non-white, non-western European people. Women fighting for more power and opportunity. Technological advances that eliminate jobs and trigger a big focus...
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2020 Regulatory Predictions from #AlwaysLearning

2019 was a big year for HR departments. Workplace norms are changing and there were a number of new laws enacted that employers should be paying attention to. Legislators ramped...
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HR and Workplace Culture Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

In the last 5 years, toxic workplace cultures have cost U.S. businesses greater than $223 billion, according to SHRM. This year, some major companies faced their worst nightmare - negative...
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The Guide to a Diverse & Inclusive Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays... Christmas music in the air, shopping sprees with reckless abandon, and sweet treats around every corner. For many, this is a time of year for family and...
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6 Rules to Prepare You for the Annual Performance Review

It's a late Thursday afternoon, and you’re scrambling to finish your quarterly business report to present to your executives the next morning. Suddenly, a Slack message pops up in the...
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2020 Deadlines You Need to Keep Your Eye On

The New Year is always a cause for celebration. Whether you're toasting to a fantastic fiscal year, or celebrating 365 days without a sexual harassment scandal, New Year's is a...
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Recent Laws That We’re Thankful For

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we’re looking back at some of the game-changing laws that passed recently and for which we’re thankful. We’re not biased, but our home state of California...
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Creating a Positive Workplace Culture without Shortcuts

Let’s just start by acknowledging there’s a lot of free lunch. And snacks and games and happy hour celebrations. At the other end of the spectrum is unlimited vacation. There...
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3 Companies Cultivating a Positive Workplace Culture

It’s never too late to cultivate a positive workplace. There’s tremendous opportunity to do so. From small to enterprise-sized organizations, every company aspires to be the best company to work...
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Why Companies Are Experiencing High Turn-Overs?

On Tuesday, November 12th Emtrain's Founder and CEO Janine Yancey sat down with Steve Cadigan, Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures and former VP of Talent at LinkedIn. Steve was able...
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5 Fresh Ideas to Evolve Your Workplace Culture

Many of us have concluded that the secret sauce for a truly successful organization is its culture. To have success, you need a positive and productive workplace where people can...
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