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.

America Just Changed Because America Hasn’t Changed

“I’ve been watching current events through my lens as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, but  I don’t have and can never have all the dimensionality of the problems we face...

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Reinventing the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence

Examining Bias, Racism, and Microaggressions at Work. Emotional Intelligence is a powerful tool for addressing concerns about racial bias and microaggressions at work. Practicing emotional intelligence techniques can be a...

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Designing an Unconscious Bias Program to Ease Uncertainty

Behavioral scientists have long studied the effect of uncertainty on emotions, actions, and decision-making. Uncertainty is a challenge for all of us! It may make us feel angry or anxious. It...

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4 Essential Steps for Your Unconscious Bias Program

Unconscious Bias training has received a lot of attention over the past 10 years, and for good reason. As workplaces grow more diverse, we find ourselves working with colleagues from...

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How to Be Socially Aware During a Public Health Crisis

In late 2019, the human population began to experience its latest pandemic: a novel coronavirus called COVID-19. While the ravaging disease challenges epidemiologists, doctors, government leaders, and those who have...

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New Discrimination Laws and the Changing Social Landscape

The modern workforce is undergoing a dramatic shift, and it's being reflected in some new legislation. Workplace culture, respect, and inclusion are taking the limelight like never before as evidenced...

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Is Unconscious Bias Coloring Your First Impressions?

Does a person’s appearance shape your initial interaction with them? Of course it does. Humans are hard-wired to figure past experiences into future interactions; this mechanism is the foundation behind...

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Q&A: How Women Lead on Bias and Diversity

This summer, Emtrain joined How Women Lead at their two-night event, Unraveling Unconscious Bias to share insights with Silicon Valley HR professionals (not their target market) on how to implement...

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California, Mandatory Unconscious Bias Training

In a first-of-its-kind move, the California legislature is looking to mandate training for professionals who are tasked with decisions that affect the life and liberty of California residents. Specifically, California...

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Diversity is Tired: Let’s Call It Humanizing Instead

I despise the word diversity. Every time I hear it used, I cringe and pause for impact. It usually follows with some form of "woke" PR jargon about how we’ve...

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Diagnose Workplace Harassment Before It Happens

Relying on employee complaints, the number of policy claims, and conducting investigative procedures are archaic methods to assess workplace harassment and bias. A reactive strategy will not only hurt your...

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How to Cultivate a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

June is Pride month! Let's talk about trans visibility in the workforce. In our last post we shared a Gender-Neutral Language Cheat Sheet, and while obliterating the use of dated,...

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What We Can Learn from Real-world Stories of Diversity and Bias

As we’ve been helping companies create a more inclusive and diverse workplace with unconscious bias training, we’ve been lucky to accumulate some very rich qualitative data in the form of...

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Decision-Making in Workplace Investigations: Keep it Fair

Now more than ever, companies are being held to a higher standard when it comes to workplace misconduct. They must have reliable and safe methods for employees to report misconduct,...

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The Leaky Funnel: The Reason Your Talent Diversity Efforts Are Falling Short

‘Tis the season when technology companies publish their diversity numbers. And, despite a concerted effort to increase diversity, women and people of color are still underrepresented across all levels and particularly in senior...

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Be Conscious About Bias to Work Better

Our brain’s ability to make quick assumptions based on limited information is one of the marvels of our evolution. It helps us rapidly process information and protect ourselves in critical...

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Fostering Respect and Inclusion in Tech

With the recent launch of Reid Hoffman’s Decency Pledge, there has been renewed discussion around the biased, unhealthy environment prevalent in the Tech industry. It is clear there is much...

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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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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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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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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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