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.

People Skills Require A Shared Workplace Language

People often believe they have all the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the workplace without conflict … as long as they are a “nice” person. But here’s the...

Strong Cultures Produce Strong Results

In the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with three remarkable business leaders - Steve Cadigan, who was previously at Linkedin, Dave Mandelbrot, the CEO of...

Using Core Values in Workplace Culture to Drive Results

How do savvy business leaders use workplace culture to drive results? They weave culture and values into every aspect of the business - from recruiting to onboarding, to team dynamics...

Check the Drama at the Door: Part 6

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict and promoting a healthy culture. Over the past few weeks, I have been identifying...

Emtrain CEO to Speak at Techstars FounderCon: How to Cultivate an Employee-Focused Culture that Wins

This week, Techstars will be hosting its 7th annual FounderCon, an event in which hundreds of Techstars Founders come together to collaborate and share their expertise on start-up culture. From Tuesday,...

Check the Drama at the Door: Part 5

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict and promoting a healthy culture. Over the past few weeks, I have been identifying...

Check the Drama at the Door: Part 4

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict and promoting a healthy culture. Over the past few weeks, I have been identifying...

Check the Drama at the Door: Part 3

Welcome back to ‘Check the Drama at the Door,’ our ongoing series about preventing workplace conflict through best managerial practices and a series of measures that should be taken to...

Check the Drama at the Door: Part 2

Last week you read about the first two steps from my workplace conflict prevention program. We discussed establishing a positive culture asa foundation, and good management strategies for organizational change....

Check the Drama at the Door

Conflict at work is inevitable. Despite this reality, there are many steps that employers can take to avoid and resolve these situations. My experience as an independent workplace investigator has...

Keeping Your Team Productive

Do you work with someone who takes 10 minute breaks every 30 minutes, makes dozens of personal calls during their day, or surfs the web during working hours? It's not...

Company Morale and Its Effect on Your Workplace

Do you ever ask yourself "Where did the energy go?" What happened to the productive and motivated office you once walked in to? It's no secret that maintaining the same...

Here's Why You Can't Seem to Hire the Right Person for the Job

What happens when you want to hire a new team member but don’t know if they will be the right fit for your organization? Imagine walking into an interview and...

Staying Away From the Red Zone

Some Silicon Valley tech companies and other organizations beyond are currently in what Emtrain would call, the “Red Zone.” When there is Red activity, the workplace is unproductive, uninviting and...

Keep Your Employees Engaged With A Strong Culture

According to a recent HR Dive article, a manager that allows employees to control their work tends to see better results than a manager that feels the need to micromanage all...

Prepare Your Team to Recruit Top Talent

When searching for the right talent to bring into your organization, it is important to take the time to develop a clear understanding of what type of employees best match...

Emtrain's Decency Pledge for VC Investing Partners

Reid Hoffman Initiates Decency Pledge On Friday, June 23rd, Reid Hoffman, founder of Linkedin, individual investor and partner at Greylock Partners, wrote the article, The Human Rights of Women Entrepreneurs. The article...

10 Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict: Part 2

This article is the second part in a two-part series addressing managerial best practices for conflict prevention and resolution. Part one offered the first half of a 10-point checklist that...

10 Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict: Part 1

Conflict at work is inevitable. Despite this reality, there are many steps that employers can take to avoid and resolve workplace strife. According to a 2014 study, office workers spend,...

Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture: Part 2

In part one of this series, we discussed a trap companies often fall into when it comes to avoiding and resolving conflict: failing to anticipate and plan for high-risk situations. Part two...

Mistakes that Ruin Workplace Culture: Part I

I dedicate a fair portion of my professional life to resolving workplace conflict. While I enjoy helping companies once a crisis has occurred, my preference is to help companies avoid...
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