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Emtrain's Decency Pledge for VC Investing Partners

Reid Hoffman Initiates Decency Pledge On Friday, June 23rd, Reid Hoffman, founder of Linkedin, individual investor and partner at Greylock Partners, wrote the article, The Human Rights of Women Entrepreneurs. The article...
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Employee Q&A: Antitrust Compliance Edition

For many, navigating antitrust and competition law is not intuitive. Having access to experts on the topic when issues arise can help employees make better decisions that won't land your...
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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Let's Get Personal

I had the privilege of attending a hearing in Sacramento presented by The Legislative Women's Caucus and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls called Implicit Bias and Its...
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10 Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict: Part 2

This article is the second part in a two-part series addressing managerial best practices for conflict prevention and resolution. Part one offered the first half of a 10-point checklist that...
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10 Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict: Part 1

Conflict at work is inevitable. Despite this reality, there are many steps that employers can take to avoid and resolve workplace strife. According to a 2014 study, office workers spend,...
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How to Avoid a Bias or Retaliation Claim

Do you think your company is immune to gender bias, discrimination, and harassment claims? Think again. Read on to learn how you can protect yourself and your company from the...
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5 Essential Steps to Take When Planning Your Reduction in Force (RIF)

While every business would prefer to avoid the trauma of a RIF, unfortunately it’s an inevitable cycle that hits every organization at some point. A critical element when facing the...
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Brogrammers Disrupted: How Silicon Valley Could Become More Inclusive

The impact of technology on mainstream society has grown beyond measure. From the dawn of the Gig Economy to the ubiquity of smartphones, the way we live our lives has...
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Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture: Part 2

In part one of this series, we discussed a trap companies often fall into when it comes to avoiding and resolving conflict: failing to anticipate and plan for high-risk situations. Part two...
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Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture: Part I

I dedicate a fair portion of my professional life to resolving workplace conflict. While I enjoy helping companies once a crisis has occurred, my preference is to help companies avoid...
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Top 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes: Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, we covered five of the most common mistakes that employers make while conducting workplace investigations, including poor complaint mechanisms, ignoring employee complaints, failing to...
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Top 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes: Part 1

Resolving conflict in the workplace is a key issue for employers. Legal requirements have continued to expand in terms of what courts expect employers to do in order to prevent...
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The Strategy Female White House Staffers Used to Get Their Ideas Heard

A recent study found that listeners (both male and female) are biased against female speakers even if they say the exact same thing as a man. This can be problematic in day-to-day...
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Webinar Q&A: Building an Unconscious Bias Program

During our recent Lessons on Building an Effective Unconscious Bias Program webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to pick the brains of managing unconscious bias expert and Paradigm Founder & CEO, Joelle...
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What We Learned From Wells Fargo About Checks and Balances

As the Wells Fargo scandal continues to unfold, it’s become clear that we need external checks and balances in place to hold publicly traded companies accountable. Internal controls can only...
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6 Ways to Foster Belonging in Your Organization

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Pat Wadors, senior vice president of global talent organization at LinkedIn, shared the key element lacking from most diversity and inclusion initiatives: belonging. Despite increased...
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Managing Unconscious Bias: Videos Model New Strategies

An inclusive and diverse workforce not only produces better results, it allows for employee's strengths, talents and perspectives to be heard. Organizations encouraging a variety of opinions from employees working...
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