gender bias

Women in the Workplace: Gender Bias Still Persists

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more intentional in their efforts. As we teach and gather insights, we also collect learner stories, and we’re always touched by the workplace situations they choose…

allyship

Why It’s Important to Build LGBTQIA+ Allyship

At Emtrain, we’ve been hard at work building a framework for measuring and scoring indicators of Inclusion, Respect, and Ethics and providing research and benchmarking to help companies be more intentional in their efforts. As we teach and gather insights, we also collect learner stories, and we’re always touched by the workplace situations they choose…

workplace equity

Why You Need to Invest in Workplace Equity

Organizations benefit when employees have strong professional relationships, teams are productive and collaborative, co-workers share healthy impactful feedback, and diverse groups create new ideas and innovations. As a basic element of fairness, people of different races, ages, genders, sexual orientation, cognitive and physical abilities should be enabled to do their best work and be recognized…

dei

How DEI Relates to Harassment and Risk

I was helping a large multinational firm to develop diversity training programs when the executive in charge of the department asked us to train on employee relations topics such as EEO and AAP. This request was a bit unusual as it was beyond the scope of our regular work. Nonetheless, I worked with highly committed…

DEI

3 Tactics to Get Budget for Your DEI Programs

It’s been a year since the murder of George Floyd, which galvanized people of all races, genders, ages, etc., to speak out for BLM and push for racial equality. A year later, a 2021 Emtrain Workplace Culture Report shows that only 50% of employees believe their employers are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In…

Introducing the Workplace Culture Report on Inclusion

Inclusion has been a hot topic over the last few years. Some organizations have strategic initiatives around Inclusion, many others are trying to be responsive to employee needs following the resurgence of the racial justice movement, and some are responding to new requirements for deeper reporting on human capital management from the Securities and Exchange…

Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) with current events

Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) with Current Events

We are living in a society that is at once rapidly changing and stubbornly rooted in a history in which differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and other characteristics define opportunities and shape experiences and outcomes for individuals and communities. This tension is continuously displayed and amplified by our growing dependence…

Upstander

Empower Your Employees to Be an Upstander

“Go back to where you came from!” “You don’t belong here!” “Didn’t the virus start in China?” “Why Black Lives Matter? All Lives Matter, too” Some of us may have heard these words in person, read them online, watched clips on social media, or have had these words said to us. It’s triggering. The 2020…

ramadan

Ramadan: How to Support Your Muslim Employees

It’s that wonderful time of year again! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas. The holy month of Ramadan begins April 13th – May 12th, 2021. Muslims worldwide observe 30 days of fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and water, maintaining a pure mind, and dedicating oneself to prayer, God, and donating to the less…

equality at work

Creating Inclusion and Equality for Women at Work

For decades, women have been fighting for equal rights in the workplace, education, government, reproductive rights, and so forth. Companies have made pledges to have more women in leadership positions or on the board of directors. While it’s great for companies to make these kinds of promises, there is still so much more to be…