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.

Make Your Harassment Prevention Training Impactful

“Hey everyone! It’s time for your MANDATORY harassment training!” When your employees and managers hear this chant, well, they want to run for cover. As someone who has delivered this...

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Illinois Harassment Prevention Law Requires Annual Training

As of January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their employees every year, regardless of the size of the company.  Illinois Governor...

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New York Expands Harassment & Discrimination Laws

Less than one year after sexual harassment training became mandatory under New York State and New York City law, the state legislature has enacted extensive reforms to anti-discrimination laws. Here’s...

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Frequently Asked Questions about the CA and NY Sexual Harassment Mandates

Employers in California and New York must now meet new requirements to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all of their employees. Do you know how your company plans to...

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5 Ways MeToo Will Continue to Impact Global Companies in 2019

During 2018 we saw the ongoing impact of the #MeToo movement on harassment law and practice around the world. As we enter 2019, this sharp global focus on combating harassment...

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Who Will Manage Sexual Harassment Risk in 2019—HR or Business Compliance?

About a month ago, I participated in a conference for ethics and compliance professionals— people who manage enterprise risk stemming from antitrust, intellectual property, privacy, information security, and other business...

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Isn’t Training Just Teaching Employees How to Sue Me?

When I first began advocating for training all employees on sexual harassment prevention, a few companies agreed that this would be an effective way to address workplace harassment. But most...

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It’s a Scary Time for Men, It’s a Scary Time for Women

If I didn’t lose you with the title, then you’re open-minded, and I appreciate that. I certainly know it’s a scary time for women—the past year has made it very...

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Now what? Three Steps to Implementing New Sexual Harassment Training in New York and California

In retrospect, we should have expected 2019 to be the year of sexual harassment prevention training. As the #MeToo movement swirled and grew, it became clear that something needed to...

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California Sends a Strong Message to Employers: Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment…or Else!

There is a monumental seismic shift occurring throughout the country, but given California’s reputation as the place where seismic shifts are most likely to occur, it’s no surprise that it...

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An Open Letter to the State of New York Regarding Workplace Sexual Harassment

Guidance on Workplace Sexual Harassment is a Good Start, but Current Content Will Have Unintended Consequences that Will Make it Harder to Accomplish Your Goal to Eradicate Workplace Sexual Harassment...

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T-Minus Ten Weeks: What Companies with New York-based Employees Must Do to Comply with Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Mandates

The preamble to the NY State legislation aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment indicates that the bill is comprehensive and multi-faceted. It enacts an approach “to help prevent sexual harassment...

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4 Interesting Aspects of New York’s New Harassment Prevention Laws

The new New York State and New York City laws on sexual harassment prevention are the broadest of their kind. Here are some of their unique aspects, and our thoughts on why...

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Is Bad Training Worse Than No Training?

Post-#MeToo, employers are more confused than ever about whether to provide harassment prevention training. Does it work? Is it a good investment? Will it actually move the needle as it...

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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Online Training Program Hits the Mark

More than ever, company leaders are being asked to step up efforts to prevent harassment and other workplace misconduct. Many leaders in HR, talent, training, diversity and legal departments have...

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MeToo and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace -- What If You Have Been the Offending Party?

With the #MeToo movement still going strong, it’s causing many to ask themselves either “has this happened to me?” or “did I do something like this to someone else?” It’s...

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How to Handle Claims of Harassment or Misconduct in a MeToo World

The #MeToo movement has empowered people to speak up about inappropriate, sexually-charged behavior. But there are still lingering questions: Is it okay for me to handle issues myself? At what...

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Six Ways To Be Strategic To Prevent Workplace Harassment

It’s pretty clear that the way most companies handle sexual harassment issues isn’t working. Victims feel they can’t report incidents for fear of retaliation, HR feels obligated to protect the...

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What Color Is Your Workplace?

Imagine a scene where a group of colleagues are having a brainstorming meeting. At first, everything is on-topic and productive. Then a manager says something inappropriate: maybe it’s a sexual...

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A New Day, A New Sexual Harassment Scandal

A new day, a new sexual harassment scandal in the news. It’s clear we are in a watershed moment for the acknowledgment of illegal behavior and real consequences for those...

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Mutual Respect: Stop Inappropriate Behavior in its Tracks

Having mutual respect for your coworkers does not start and end with simply following the rules. Mutual respect goes beyond that; it is the cornerstone of virtually every successful organization....

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