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.

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...

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 Right Now

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...

Do You Know How Your Workforce is Feeling?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to job loss for more than one out of every ten Americans. New data from the post-outbreak workforce suggests that those lucky enough to still...

The Shift from "New Normal" to Workplace Adaptability

"We are all living in the new normal." We hear or read this phrase several times a day, from television ads to Linkedin and Facebook posts to news outlets and corporate...

Workplace Anxiety on Employees and Employers

Before COVID-19 emerged and shelter in place took effect, workplace anxiety very much existed. Workplace anxiety can be triggered by difficult situations such as “dealing with problems, setting and meeting...

Simple Ways to Maintain Culture During a Pandemic

Culture matters more than ever, even with the new norm of working from home. Zoom video meetings are new for some of us, but trying to do a Zoom call...

Be an Effective Remote Manager

Under the new normal, managers are required to shift practices to place an emphasis on empathy and patience as their employees transition to remote working. Employers no longer insist that...

It's Time for Culture Leaders to Step Up

If there has ever been a time when a company's culture ambassadors and owners matter more than ever, it is now in the midst of a crisis. At this moment,...

The New Kind of Workplace Bully

Ah, the workplace bully… the loud, obnoxious, and invasive personality that seems to pop-up when they are least expected and most unwanted. Put a group of strangers in a room...

Motivate and Engage Employees in Tech

The Tech industry is the most rapidly growing sector of the economy. It is also sometimes insulated from certain economic booms and busts because organizations in tech often provide innovative...

Make All Employees Feel Included in the Organization

Posts about working from home have been all over my LinkedIn newsfeed for the last couple of weeks. First from people who work from home routinely, offering their advice and...

Empathy in Communication Skills: How COVID-19 Made it a Key Skill

We’re in a time where we need to consciously be aware of our comments, how we communicate to our peers, and what we can do to help those in need....

New Employee Leave Laws in the Wake of COVID-19

As employers are currently working to rapidly address evolving challenges and changes in the wake of the COVID-19 global outbreak, U.S. state laws have also changed to provide employees and...
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