Emtrain Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Measure Workplace Belonging with People Analytics

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...

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...

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....

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...

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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