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.

Empower Your Employees to Build a Positive Organization

“It’s not the tools you have faith in—tools are just tools—they work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.” - Steve Jobs Over the...
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The Rise and Fall of a Utopian Workplace

I once had the pleasure of working in what you might call a utopian workplace. We were a mission-driven organization, disrupting a traditional marketplace with more efficient products.  We had...
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Roaring 20s? Predictions for 2020 Labor Trends

Rapid social and economic changes. Sizeable population increase of non-white, non-western European people. Women fighting for more power and opportunity. Technological advances that eliminate jobs and trigger a big focus...
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2020 Regulatory Predictions from #AlwaysLearning

2019 was a big year for HR departments. Workplace norms are changing and there were a number of new laws enacted that employers should be paying attention to. Legislators ramped...
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HR and Workplace Culture Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

In the last 5 years, toxic workplace cultures have cost U.S. businesses greater than $223 billion, according to SHRM. This year, some major companies faced their worst nightmare - negative...
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The Guide to a Diverse & Inclusive Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays... Christmas music in the air, shopping sprees with reckless abandon, and sweet treats around every corner. For many, this is a time of year for family and...
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6 Rules to Prepare You for the Annual Performance Review

It's a late Thursday afternoon, and you’re scrambling to finish your quarterly business report to present to your executives the next morning. Suddenly, a Slack message pops up in the...
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2020 Deadlines You Need to Keep Your Eye On

The New Year is always a cause for celebration. Whether you're toasting to a fantastic fiscal year, or celebrating 365 days without a sexual harassment scandal, New Year's is a...
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Creating a Positive Workplace Culture without Shortcuts

Let’s just start by acknowledging there’s a lot of free lunch. And snacks and games and happy hour celebrations. At the other end of the spectrum is unlimited vacation. There...
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3 Companies Cultivating a Positive Workplace Culture

It’s never too late to cultivate a positive workplace. There’s tremendous opportunity to do so. From small to enterprise-sized organizations, every company aspires to be the best company to work...
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Why Companies Are Experiencing High Turn-Overs?

On Tuesday, November 12th Emtrain's Founder and CEO Janine Yancey sat down with Steve Cadigan, Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures and former VP of Talent at LinkedIn. Steve was able...
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5 Fresh Ideas to Evolve Your Workplace Culture

Many of us have concluded that the secret sauce for a truly successful organization is its culture. To have success, you need a positive and productive workplace where people can...
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How Company Culture Impacts Your Bottom Line

Company culture is defined as your company's personality. Is communication fast-paced or lackadaisical? Are daily decisions high stakes or made on a trial and error rationale? Would you describe employee...
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How Generation Z Will Reshape the Modern Workplace

Although members of the Millennial generation are now managers themselves, many employers continue to obsess over how to create workplaces to address their needs as employees. Many of those same...
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4 Ways Technology Can Boost Workplace Culture

Some HR professionals believe that technology is taking the human out of HR, but that’s all a myth. Rather than eliminate the human element, technology supports HR practices and streamlines...
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6 Proven Tools to Gain Team Engagement and Alignment

Good management is built on honesty, transparency, and accountability to increase employee engagement. As your company continues to grow, so does the pressure on employees to prove their worth. In...
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How People Analytics Measure Workplace Belonging

In savvy companies, “belonging” is now the key concept defining the success of diversity and inclusion initiatives. Yet as organizations strive to create a greater sense of belonging, they stumble...
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How People Analytics Can Gauge Company Culture

Data is arguably HR’s most important asset. People analytics play a key role in recruiting and workforce management, and many believe we’ve barely scratched the surface of what is possible....
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Educate Your Employees About an Ethical Workplace

Workplace ethics issues have made more headlines in the past couple of years as a result of the #MeToo movement, business scandals, and code of conduct violations. While they may...
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How an Ethical Workplace Impacts Your Bottom Line

Workplace ethics directly contributes to a business' success. Making the right business decisions, happier and motivated employees, and a boost in morale will positively impact a company's success. Starting from...
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6 Simple Ways to Create an Ethical Workplace

Imagine coming into work every day at a workplace that encourages or tolerates misconduct and brilliant jerks as long as they get the job done. Sure, there are those short-term...
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