unbiased workplace investigations

Eliminating Unconscious Bias in Workplace Investigations

Don’t let unconscious bias get in the way of your workplace investigations! Unconscious bias has become a hot-button issue in workplace interactions. Most seriously, inadvertent bias that finds its way into workplace investigations can result in outcomes that are unfair and indefensible, leaving employees disenfranchised and at risk. Worse case scenarios could include employee attrition,…

Toxic Culture Symptoms Checklist

Did you know that less than 1/3 (28%) of employees see their organizations having processes in place to mitigate the influence of bias? Or that only 32% of employees feel like they can be their authentic selves at work? Maybe it’s time to see where your company stands when it comes to workplace culture. Emtrain’s…

Worksheet on Employment Status

This guide provides you with 13 questions that will assist in worker classification. It is specific to the State of California, and adapted from the Employment Determination Guide (Form DE-38), from the Employment Development Department (EDD). Download this check list to avoid a misclassification mishap and protect your employees under the full extent of the…

HIPAA compliance training

Common HIPAA Security Rule Violations

A receptionist leaves their computer screen open and unlocked while they refill their coffee in the breakroom. Two nurses discuss a patient’s blood work within earshot of the waiting room. A new surgeon leaves their work laptop in an unattended car while running an errand. Seemingly harmless acts such as these could be putting your…

Lawful Terminations Checklist

Firing, terminating, laying off or letting go—however you want to phrase it—telling a team member that they no longer have a role at your company is never easy, regardless of the reason. Even if your employees are “at-will,” your company still needs to approach any employee terminations with the proper care and consideration to avoid…

How to Conduct a Better Interview

Interviews are a crucial opportunity to move past a simple list of accomplishments or competencies with a candidate and better understand how they make decisions, overcome obstacles and whether they’re right for your company (and vice versa). The issue, though, is that interviewers are usually short on time, have other business priorities on their mind,…

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Global Anti-Bribery

If your company conducts business overseas—selling products or services into different markets and/or creating its products in other countries—then the company needs to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the United Kingdom Bribery Act (UKBA), and other similar bribery laws in other countries. In our global economy, companies are increasingly reliant on complicated…

Victims’ Response for Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement brought two realities to light: First, it exposed the fact that sexually-charged conduct (ranging from sexually-tinged comments all the to full-blown sexual assault) was much more prevalent in workplaces than what had been previously reported. Second, it exposed the fact that too many corporations had turned a blind eye to this misconduct,…

Unbiased Recruitment

Research provides compelling data showing diverse leadership helps drive innovation and market growth. In a study published in Harvard Business Review, a team surveyed 1800 professionals and conducted numerous focus groups and interviews. Companies with diverse leadership were 45 percent more likely to grow their market over the prior year and 70 percent more likely…

Avoid A Sexual Harassment Scandal

In light of the #MeToo movement, many companies have increased their legal compliance and risk-assessment work in the area of workplace sexual harassment. That’s a good start, but it’s just that—a start. Companies who have delved more deeply into the issue understand that they can’t solve the problem with a simple check-the-box compliance mentality. Indeed,…