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A New Day, A New Sexual Harassment Scandal

A new day, a new sexual harassment scandal in the news. It’s clear we are in a watershed moment for the acknowledgment of illegal behavior and real consequences for those...
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Hackers Pose Cybersecurity Threats to Sacramento Transit System

Just last week, Emtrain’s Cybersecurity expert David Brezinski published a blog post about the dangers of cyber-criminals and data breaches. Calling on his extensive experience in information security, David goes so far...
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Halloween is Behind Us, but Cyber Creeps and Digital Nightmares are Year Round!

Bad-actors, hackers, cyber-criminals, and other kinds of cyber creeps are out and about, and yes, they want company and personal data (information).  Their motives and desired objectives and methods differ...
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Check the Drama at the Door: Part 6

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict and promoting a healthy culture. Over the past few weeks, I have been identifying...
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Emtrain CEO to Speak at Techstars FounderCon: How to Cultivate an Employee-Focused Culture that Wins

This week, Techstars will be hosting its 7th annual FounderCon, an event in which hundreds of Techstars Founders come together to collaborate and share their expertise on start-up culture. From Tuesday,...
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Check the Drama at the Door: Part 5

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict and promoting a healthy culture. Over the past few weeks, I have been identifying...
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Check the Drama at the Door: Part 4

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict and promoting a healthy culture. Over the past few weeks, I have been identifying...
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Check the Drama at the Door: Part 3

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict through best managerial practices and a series of measures that should be taken to...
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Check the Drama at the Door: Part 2

Last week you read about the first two steps from my workplace conflict prevention program. We discussed establishing a positive culture asa foundation, and good management strategies for organizational change....
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Check the Drama at the Door

Conflict at work is inevitable. Despite this reality, there are many steps that employers can take to avoid and resolve these situations. My experience as an independent workplace investigator has...
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5 Ways to Encourage Employees to Feel Free to Be Themselves at Work

Did you know that 83% of LGBT employees feel the need to downplay or hide their sexual orientation in the workplace to avoid judgment? Sure, we all need to have...
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Keeping Your Team Productive

Do you work with someone who takes 10 minute breaks every 30 minutes, makes dozens of personal calls during their day, or surfs the web during working hours? It's not...
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Talent Retention and Company Culture: A Lesson from the Best

In today’s fast paced job market, retaining talented and qualified employees can be one of the most difficult tasks for both start-ups and established companies. The new norm is for...
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Company Morale and Its Effect on Your Workplace

Do you ever ask yourself "Where did the energy go?" What happened to the productive and motivated office you once walked in to? It's no secret that maintaining the same...
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Here's Why You Can't Seem to Hire the Right Person for the Job

What happens when you want to hire a new team member but don’t know if they will be the right fit for your organization? Imagine walking into an interview and...
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Staying Away From the Red Zone

Some Silicon Valley tech companies and other organizations beyond are currently in what Emtrain would call, the “Red Zone.” When there is Red activity, the workplace is unproductive, uninviting and...
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Keep Your Employees Engaged With A Strong Culture

According to a recent HR Dive article, a manager that allows employees to control their work tends to see better results than a manager that feels the need to micromanage all...
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Prepare Your Team to Recruit Top Talent

When searching for the right talent to bring into your organization, it is important to take the time to develop a clear understanding of what type of employees best match...
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Dive Into the Depths of Your Organization

Having a diverse team is a necessity to the success of your workplace culture. Developing your awareness and understanding of different cultures, backgrounds, and personality types is crucial when picking...
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Mutual Respect: Stop Inappropriate Behavior in its Tracks

Having mutual respect for your coworkers does not start and end with simply following the rules. Mutual respect goes beyond that; it is the cornerstone of virtually every successful organization....
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Fostering Respect and Inclusion in Tech

With the recent launch of Reid Hoffman’s Decency Pledge, there has been renewed discussion around the biased, unhealthy environment prevalent in the Tech industry. It is clear there is much...
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