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.

How to Stop Antisemitism in the Workplace

This May is Jewish American Heritage Month. It’s normally an opportunity to celebrate Jewish American achievements and contributions to the nation. It’s been nationally recognized since 2006. But this year...

What is Black History Month – and How Do I Get Started?

Celebrated for Over a Century in the US – and Around the World Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for...

Making the Case for Using Inclusive Language at Work

In today’s competitive business environment, anything that doesn’t help you hurts you. And, not surprisingly, that includes the way we communicate with each other. At work, language that’s inclusive can...

This Conservative Policy Group is on a Warpath Against DEI Programs

The American Alliance for Equal Rights, the conservative group behind the Supreme Court’s June ruling on affirmative action in college admissions, is now on a warpath against corporate DEI. Since...

Unveiling Real-Life Lessons in the Barbie Movie: Relevance to Workplace Dynamics

In the recently released Barbie movie, an unexpected gem emerges a narrative that mirrors real-world issues many of us encounter daily. Amid the vibrant world of animation, the film cleverly...

The Fight Against Our Changing Social Values

“Let-them-eat-cake obliviousness” is how Justice Katanji Brown Jackson described her U.S. Supreme Court colleagues as the Court struck down affirmative action in University admissions – blocking decades of effort to increase opportunities,...

A Practical Perspective on Ending Affirmative Action in Universities

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the ability of universities to consider race in their admissions will have far-flung consequences for university life, work life, and our society moving forward....

Embracing Interculturalism: How to Build Skills for Cross-Cultural Teamwork

In our ever-connected global landscape, the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds has become a key differentiator of professionalism and competence. To thrive in cross-cultural environments,...

Juneteenth in the Workplace: Why your company should celebrate

The fight for justice and equality has been a never-ending journey. Black Lives Matter was one of the biggest factors in gathering people to take a stand and catalyzing this...

Addressing Common Terms Rooted in Black Oppression

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and honor the significant contributions Black people have made to society. It's an opportunity to recognize the injustices that Black people have...

Ableist Language To Avoid And Acceptable Alternatives

Ableist language is all around us whether we know it or not. The belief in the inferiority of people with physical, mental, or psychiatric disabilities is deeply rooted in our...

How the Employee Experience will Change in 2023, New Trends Reveals

Since May 2019, we’ve been monitoring the experience of more than a million employees across 700 organizations. During that time, the social and political climate in the US and the...

5 Ways to Foster DEIB in a Remote or Hybrid Workplace

For many companies, the switch to remote or hybrid work following the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way employees interact with each other. In the absence of a physical office...

How to Support Your LGBTQIA+ Employees During Pride Month

As we welcome in yet another Pride month, now is an excellent time to take stock of the ways your company cares for its LGBTQIA+ employees. Pride is traditionally celebrated...

Why Celebrating Memorial Day Fosters DEI

Why Memorial Day is Celebrated Memorial Day began in 1868 as a tradition to honor the lives lost during the Civil War. This was the first war in US history...

The Data Behind How a Successful DEI System Benefits Organizations

Many organizations simply go through the motions of having their employees take the mandatory trainings and focus on the legal risk. Although this meets the minimum requirements, it doesn’t actually...

How National Volunteer Month Strengthens Your DEI Strategy

April is National Volunteer month, and can be a fun, purpose-driven month within a company. This month can provide opportunities across the volunteer continuum from hands-on to skills-based to pro...

Ramadan: How to Support Your Muslim Employees

It's that wonderful time of year again! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas. The holy month of Ramadan begins March 23, 2023 and ends May April 22, 2023. Muslims worldwide observe...

Women Working to Create Change

As a celebration for Women’s History Month, we want to recognize the amazing work that women are currently doing to improve the workplace culture and create an equal opportunity for...

Initiatives Won’t Be Successful If You’re Not Managing Bias

New Data Shows That Inclusion, Anti-Harassment Initiatives Won’t Be Successful If You’re Not Managing Bias Business productivity measures such as employee retention are related more to social justice than to...

How Inclusion Drives Respect

Inclusion and respect go hand in hand. Strong social connections, understanding our co-workers, and how different people perceive different situations are keys to inclusion, but they’re also keys to respect....
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