Actionable Methods to Drive Up DEI Scores

Moving the needle on diversity, equity, and inclusion can seem like a daunting, esoteric task – lots of conceptual and emotional methods without many real strategies. This is a misconception. There are a number of tangible, actionable steps companies can take to diversity their workforce, create inclusive environments, and develop equitable business practices. Top talent…

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Equitable Performance Management and Career Growth

Your employees want to grow in their roles and advance in their careers. Career growth is not based on the sole responsibility of their role, but rather on what kind of career the individual wants. Unconscious bias can get in the way of how we evaluate everyone’s contributions and potential for career development and advancement.…

How to Manage a Workplace Romance

“So what’s going on with you and Marcus?” “It’s complicated.” “Sounds like drama…” Sound familiar? For many managers, those two words are a nightmare, but they don’t have to be! When handled correctly, workplace romances don’t have to disrupt workflows and cause undue stress or drama. But if left unaddressed, they can turn into an…

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All the Compliance Data You Should be Tracking

The Department of Justice’s recent updates to their Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs raised the bar in terms of the level of reporting and analytics expected of compliance officers. To best prepare your company for any potential litigation situation, compliance officers should meticulously track a comprehensive list of data points. Before you dive into this…

A Checklist To Lead Better Interviews

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,…

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Unbiased Recruitment: How to Hire Without Bias

The dangers of unconscious bias are equally–and sometimes even more–pronounced in the realm of workplace investigations. Use this checklist to guide workplace sleuths on ways to recognize, react to, and reject bias in investigations. In a study published in Harvard Business Review, a team surveyed 1800 professionals and conducted numerous focus groups and interviews. Companies…

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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 Workplace Checklist: Diagnose the Symptoms

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…

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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…