Diversity

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.

Celebrating Change Makers

Oprah Winfrey “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you-always.” Oprah Winfrey was born in the small town of Kosciusko, Mississippi...

How to Be Strategic About Your DEI Investment

The Leading vs. Lagging Indicators Recently, I read a report in the New York Times about a large real-estate conglomerate defaulting on their payments to investors - investors had "suspicions"...

Workplace Holidays: A Simple Reminder

Holidays come with many family traditions, old family recipes and can often bring back nostalgic memories. They are the few days a year when people are able to pause from...

Why Include Veterans Day in Your Diversity (DEI) Celebrations

Recently, a diversity leader wrote to tell us that her team includes Veterans Day in her company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) celebrations. Veterans Day is an opportunity for her...

Recognizing Diwali in the Workplace

There are many factors involved in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. One important aspect is by recognizing and celebrating holidays of other cultures and religions. You’re...

L&D’s Crucial Role in Adapting to Social Change

Changing employee expectations about diversity and inclusion, respect in the workplace, and ethical business practices are a source of uncertainty and conflict for many organizations. Employees are self-organizing in opposition...

How Communication is the Key to DEI in the Workplace

In building and maintaining diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond, communication is at the root of it. In last week’s #AlwaysLearning LinkedIn Live, Dr. Leann Pereira, Senior Director...

Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

Employers are facing the toughest labor market in decades for finding talent and filling available roles. At the same time, we have a large talent pool that is not being...

Workplace Empathy During a Global Crisis

The last 18 months were anything but ordinary. From a new global virus that shook the entire world, changed our lifestyle, and allowed bias to take place against the Asian...

Building Disability Inclusion into Your Company Culture

Disability inclusion is often overlooked in the workplace. Disability Pride Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) creates awareness for people with disabilities to embrace and accept their disabilities,...

Disability Inclusion: Enabling People of All Abilities

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more...

Ableism and Abelist Microaggressions

July is Disability Pride Month, per New York Mayor Bill Deblasio's 2015 declaration. For employers, celebrating Disability Pride Month is about empowering people with disabilities, uplifting their voices, and educating...

How to Celebrate Disability Pride Month

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. - Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer, Procure Technologies  What is...

How to Start a DEI Committee

Since 2020, after Black Lives Matter gained momentum, organizations have been ramping up their Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DEI) efforts across the workforce. It can be intimidating when you don't...

Building an Inclusive Infrastructure for Working Parents

In June 2021, Emtrain presented a webinar titled Get Ready to Welcome Women Back to Work. The webinar addressed some of the disproportionate effects that COVID-19 had on working women,...

Recognizing LGBTQIA+ Women of Color Over the Years

This blog post, published in June of 2020, shines a spotlight on some LGBTQIA+ women of color that have stood at the forefront of gay activism over the years. Some...

Why You Need to Invest in Workplace Equity

Organizations benefit when employees have strong professional relationships, teams are productive and collaborative, co-workers share healthy impactful feedback, and diverse groups create new ideas and innovations. As a basic element...

Why Your Company Should Celebrate Juneteenth

We published this blog post last year, two weeks into the most resounding social justice movements in a generation. One year later, the message still holds true. Black Lives Matter...

A Better Way to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support and acceptance for the LGBTQIA+ community. This cannot be overstated, because this newfound support is genuinely without...

Are Your Company Benefits and Training Inclusive to LGBTQIA+?

As Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is becoming more top of mind and workforces are becoming more diverse, HR and People Leaders need to rethink their company’s benefits and perks...

Commercializing Pride: The Double Edged Sword of Opportunistic Activism

This blog post was published in July of 2019, following an outpouring of brands supporting pride month and adopting temporary rainbow branding. Since then, this trend has not only continued,...
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