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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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How Company Culture Impacts Your Bottom Line

Company culture is defined as your company's personality. Is communication fast-paced or lackadaisical? Are daily decisions high stakes or made on a trial and error rationale? Would you describe employee...

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How Generation Z Will Reshape the Modern Workplace

Although members of the Millennial generation are now managers themselves, many employers continue to obsess over how to create workplaces to address their needs as employees. Many of those same...

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4 Ways Technology Can Boost Workplace Culture

Some HR professionals believe that technology is taking the human out of HR, but that’s all a myth. Rather than eliminate the human element, technology supports HR practices and streamlines...

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6 Proven Tools to Gain Team Engagement and Alignment

Good management is built on honesty, transparency, and accountability to increase employee engagement. As your company continues to grow, so does the pressure on employees to prove their worth. In...

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How People Analytics Measure Workplace Belonging

In savvy companies, “belonging” is now the key concept defining the success of diversity and inclusion initiatives. Yet as organizations strive to create a greater sense of belonging, they stumble...

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Diversity and Inclusion at Work in Today's Political Landscape

Patti Perez and Prof. Alvin Tillery recently presented at How Women Lead's two night event, Unraveling Unconscious Bias. Patti sat down with Prof. Tillery for a chat about political discussions...

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How People Analytics Can Gauge Company Culture

Data is arguably HR’s most important asset. People analytics play a key role in recruiting and workforce management, and many believe we’ve barely scratched the surface of what is possible....

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New Discrimination Laws and the Changing Social Landscape

The modern workforce is undergoing a dramatic shift, and it's being reflected in some new legislation. Workplace culture, respect, and inclusion are taking the limelight like never before as evidenced...

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Unconscious Bias Gets in the Way of Moving Up the Ladder

Does unconscious bias determine how roles and responsibilities are allocated at your company? Day to day organizational tasks make up the minutiae that keep an organization on its feet and...

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When You Ignore Unconscious Bias, You Ignore D&I

Unconscious bias creates barriers for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Such biases can have a significant impact on recruitment, promotions, and retention. So, when you ignore unconscious bias, you’re...

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Is Unconscious Bias Coloring Your First Impressions?

Does a person’s appearance shape your initial interaction with them? Of course it does. Humans are hard-wired to figure past experiences into future interactions; this mechanism is the foundation behind...

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Illinois Harassment Prevention Law Requires Annual Training

As of January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their employees every year, regardless of the size of the company.  Illinois Governor...

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