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.

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...

Modern Solutions to Workplace Culture Issues

Let’s face it: the process of HR receiving complaints and addressing employee concerns is broken. If it worked, we wouldn’t still be experiencing horrific instances of sexual harassment 30 years...

Why Empathy in the Workplace is Crucial for All

What would you say if you heard that 86% of employees strongly agree empathy is important at work, and that less than half that number strongly agree that they see...

What Makes Your Workplace Toxic And What To Do About It

The C-Suite and Board Directors have been talking about harassment and bias since the start of #metoo in 2017 when some leaders were fired for their own transgressions or the...

Top 6 Key Indicators Impacting Workplace Culture

Tricky people issues are inevitable in the workplace. While your employees help create the foundation of your entire organization, understanding behaviors and dynamics on an organizational and individual level impact...

How to Spot Workplace Bullying

In 2017, the Workplace Bullying Institute conducted a National Survey on bullying at work. The study found that 19% of American's have experienced workplace bullying and another 19% have witnessed...

Why Mentorship Programs Are a Competitive Advantage

“The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.” - John C. Maxwell Mentorship encourages motivation, finding the strength within...

Make Your Workplace More Connected and Transparent

Transparency, trust, and emotion create the foundation for a thriving workplace culture. In this week’s Always Learning on LinkedIn Live, Angel Junio, Head of HR for LoopUp joined Talent and...

Preventing Harassment In a Broken System

30 years of sexual harassment and the system that continues to fail us It’s been more than 30 years since the United States first passed laws to help protect employees...

Build a Positive Organization through Employee Empowerment

“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...

Utopian Workplace: The inevitability of change

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Job Postings Are Productivity Killers

Too often, a new job posting goes up on a company's careers website without anyone other than HR and the hiring manager having known about the new position. Why is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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