Workplace Culture

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.

We Still Have a Gender Equity Problem in Tech

As a society, we have made strides towards gender equality and have seen progress over the years. It’s easy to assume that the gender gap has improved in every industry....

Adaptability in the Workplace: The Shift from "New Normal"

Globally, we are at a stage where it's almost inaccurate to continue calling our existing circumstances the new normal. A "new normal" suggests an unparticular situation that we, as a...

Emtrain’s Milestones Toward Building Healthier Workplaces

2021 was an incredible year for Emtrain, for HR professionals, for diversity and inclusion folks, for all who are trying to make a positive impact in workplace culture. There have...

Building an Authentic and Supportive Workplace Culture

I had been working in the Human Capital Management space for a few years when my then-former boss recruited me over to a company (and industry) I was not familiar...

The World Turned Upside Down: 5 Workforce Predictions for 2022

As we go into our third year of the pandemic, the social and economic conditions are accelerating changes in our workforce. We are clearly at a watershed moment. A few...

How Purpose Leads to Workplace Success

What is “the purpose?” That’s the question that Emmy Negrin believes every organization should prioritize in order to have proper motivation and overall business success. In our latest episode of...

The Great Resignation: What Companies Need to Do Next

We have entered the era of conscious capitalism, which requires a corresponding conscious culture. When companies do not have a conscious culture, they will lose the war for talent AND...

What is Social Capital and Why Does it Matter?

Social capital theory enhances our ability to explain workplace dynamics, such as employee engagement and equity and inclusion, in ways that human capital theory doesn’t. Here is a short primer...

4-Day Workweek, the Future of Work?

Our workplace norms and expectations are changing. Employees expect employers to support social justice issues like diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and exhibit ethical corporate governance in a much more...

Managing Employees Across Time Zones

Over the past year alone, the number of companies that have adopted hybrid or remote work models has skyrocketed. Subsequently, many teams that were once localized have scattered across the...

Why It's Important to Build LGBTQIA+ Allyship

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...

Addressing Vaccine Concerns When Returning to Work

Over this past year, workplaces have been forced to deal with more polarizing issues than ever before. Now, as states loosen up on COVID precautions, employers are faced with yet...

How to Develop Our Workplace Respect Skill

Studies show that work conflict impacts us in pretty significant ways—often even more than personal or family drama. That's because our identities are often tied to our work. So feeling disrespected...

Are Managers Taking Complaints Seriously?

What if your managers aren’t taking employee complaints as seriously as they should? Note: This issue feels even more urgent now that employees are experiencing the stress from the coronavirus...

Performance Review with Compassion

It's that time of year again, Performance Review. Things are a little different now, and how we handle a performance review should be different. Hearing the words "performance review" can...

3 Essential Soft Skills for Remote Work

Everyone is working from home a bit differently. Most of us have spent the last few months establishing work from home schedules, reminding each other to take breaks, daily/weekly check-ins...

How to Maintain Productivity at Home

Working from home may be permanent for some employees and companies, given the current circumstances. Some may have cracked the code on maintaining productivity while working from home, but it's...

Is COVID Dividing Your Workforce?

During one of the most heated election years to date, amid a civil rights movement akin to the 1992 Rodney King riots, bi-partisanship is at an all-time high. Employees are...

Employee Engagement Activities During a Pandemic

Maintaining a strong company culture and employee engagement already has its own obstacles. When you throw in a sudden virtual workplace, that creates another set of challenges that people leaders...

Address Mental Health in the Remote Workplace

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Right now, we're all focused on taking physical breaks while working, increasing outdoor activities, and attending virtual workouts at home.  Organizations...

Why Your Employees Need a Mental Break

From dealing with the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic to the rise in protests against systemic racism and government issues, people are experiencing anxiety and emotional stress daily.  We’ve been experiencing...
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