Emtrain Blog

Your workplace culture is constantly changing. The Emtrain blog is dedicated to bringing human resources professionals, compliance officers, and other culture leaders new ideas and resources they can use to cultivate a conscious workplace. From evolving your code of conduct into a culture code to giving your employees the language and workplace skills they need to be a positive part of a respectful workplace culture, we’ve got you covered.

A Letter to Take #ActionforEquality

Elizabeth Morrison, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Live Nation Entertainment #ActionforEquality  I’ve received a multitude of emails, texts and PMs of support and for those, I...

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Corporate Responses to Racial Injustice

Cynthia Overton, Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives, Kapor Center I sent this message to members of Diversity Advocates and Our Collective to encourage organizations to reflect...

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Supporting At-Risk Employees During COVID-19

While you may hear people point out that the COVID virus does not discriminate, one of the most important conversations to have during a global health crisis is understanding and...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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How a Diverse Team Drives Better Decision-Making

Diversity matters when it comes to your company’s bottom line. Companies that prioritize ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity are seeing positive results—that outpace their less diverse peers. According to research...

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Gender Inclusiveness and Workplace Communications

Companies are increasingly investing in diversity and inclusion programs, racing to overhaul decades of systemic inequalities and recruit and retain top talent, regardless of background. One component of a company’s...

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9 Ways To Use California’s Gender Identity Regulations to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive

I served on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (previously the Fair Employment and Housing Commission) for more than seven years (appointed first by Gov. Schwarzenegger and later by Gov....

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Drive Diversity by Focusing on These Three Company Culture Elements

If you’re working on diversity initiatives in the workplace you know it’s equally inspiring and frustrating. Research shows that companies with diverse talent pools achieve greater innovations, more productivity and...

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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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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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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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