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.

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...

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...

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...

How to Measure Workplace Belonging with People Analytics

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...

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....

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...

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...

Ethical Culture in the Workplace : 6 Simple Ways

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...

Pride: Opportunistic Activism Can Do More Harm than Good

Pride month is over, and it's time we address the giant, rainbow-colored elephant in the room. This June, our social media feeds were flooded with ads from brands who slapped...

How Good Managers Develop Successful Employees

When it comes to employee performance, HR pros often lose sight of a critical variable—the employee-manager relationship. When these relationships are running smoothly, and everyone is meeting their business goals,...

Why Your Employer Brand Should Be A Big Turnoff

Should your employer brand—the way that prospective and current employees view you as an employer—be a turnoff for candidates? Absolutely. In today’s incredibly competitive market for talent, making sure you...

The Wrongheadedness of Compliance Training

Collectively, there are ~60M people working in US companies with 500 or more people. Based on the 2018 ATD State of the Industry report, those companies spend $137 per employee...

3 Steps to Build a Culture of Trust

Most talent professionals will tell you that we’re in the middle of a talent shortage and it’s a growing challenge to recruit and retain a high performing workforce. The Bureau...

How to Build a Better Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Process

Companies that make bad hires pay the price. Placing someone in a role they’re not fit for can cost your company hundreds of thousands of dollars, stemming from costs of...

Why Your Dated Social Media Policies Are A Culture and Legal Issue Waiting to Happen

For years, a common fear for businesses has been that employees might use social media in ways that hurt the company. Everything from sharing confidential information, misrepresenting the views of...

Watermark’s Conference Shows How We Can Honor International Women’s Day Every Day

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the fifth annual Watermark Conference for Women in the Silicon Valley. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the organization, Watermark’s...

Why Your Outdated Employee Relations Strategies Pose a Big Risk in 2019

In 2019, HR professionals will experience a new paradigm in employee relations and the strategies they’ve used for the last 25 years will no longer be effective; old strategies will...

‘Tis the Season for Workplace Drama...But It Doesn’t Have to Be!

December brings with it a big challenge for company leaders: how to balance spreading holiday cheer with minimizing the corporate risk that can be associated with the company holiday party....

4 Steps To Develop Your Workplace Culture Skills

Have you ever been angry at your co-workers? Or vented to friends and family about workplace situations? Or perhaps you found out that co-workers were bummed out because of you?...

Developing Our Culture Competency

Why Workplace Skills Are Just As Important As Career Skills People prepare for their careers by developing and practicing the skills related to their domain. Marketers practice writing; salespeople practice...

How to Respond to "Orange" Workplace Conduct

If you follow Emtrain’s views on sexual harassment and workplace conduct, you know we believe in color coding conduct as a shared workplace language. People have different views on what...
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