Emtrain Blog

New Employee Leave Laws in the Wake of COVID-19

As employers are currently working to rapidly address evolving challenges and changes in the wake of the COVID-19 global outbreak, U.S. state laws have also changed to provide employees and...

Modern Solutions to Workplace Culture Issues

Let’s face it: the process of HR receiving complaints and addressing employee concerns is broken. If it worked, we wouldn’t still be experiencing horrific instances of sexual harassment 30 years...

Empathy When Communicating in the Workplace is Crucial for All

What would you say if you heard that 86% of employees strongly agree empathy as a conversation skill in the workplace is important, and that less than half that number...

What Makes Your Workplace Toxic And What To Do About It

The C-Suite and Board Directors have been talking about harassment and bias since the start of #metoo in 2017 when some leaders were fired for their own transgressions or the...

Enabling Compliance and HR to be Strategic

2020 is a milestone that represents “the future of work” - a more efficient world where we can scale our guidance to employees in real-time and have data inform our...

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...

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...

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...

How to Spot Workplace Bullying

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...

How to Announce Harassment Prevention Training : Making an Impact

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Build a Positive Organization through Employee Empowerment

“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...

Utopian Workplace: The inevitability of change

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inclusive Holiday Season : The Guide to a Diverse Celebration

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...

Why Job Postings Are Productivity Killers

Too often, a new job posting goes up on a company's careers website without anyone other than HR and the hiring manager having known about the new position. Why is...

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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