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Why Celebrating Memorial Day Fosters DEI

Why Memorial Day is Celebrated Memorial Day began in 1868 as a tradition to honor the lives lost during the Civil War. This was the first war in US history that saw so many deaths, resulting in the need for the first national cemeteries. People of the community started to decorate the fallen soldier’s graves…

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Inclusion, Anti-Harassment Initiatives Won’t Be Successful If You’re Not Managing Bias: New Data Shows

Business productivity measures such as employee retention are related more to social justice than to the bottom line. A recent study by MIT links the Great Resignation to ‘“failure to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; workers feeling disrespected; and unethical behavior.’” Shedding additional light on the issues underlying this movement, a recent study by Emtrain…

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How Inclusion Drives Respect

Inclusion and respect go hand in hand. Strong social connections, understanding our co-workers, and how different people perceive different situations are keys to inclusion, but they’re also keys to respect. Let’s start with inclusion. People need to feel understood in order to connect and form strong social bonds. When we have strong relationships, it’s easier…

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Black History Month Now and All-Year

Since the tragic death of George Floyd in 2020, following many other extrajudicial killings of black people, many people and brands have a newly invigorated urgency about celebrating Black history, achievement, and supporting social justice. Black History is American history. Unfortunately, the American education system does not teach students African American history, the contributions that…

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What is Social Capital and Why Does it Matter?

Social capital theory enhances our ability to explain workplace dynamics, such as employee engagement and equity and inclusion, in ways that human capital theory doesn’t. Here is a short primer on social capital.  What is social capital? Social capital is the value of the relationships between people. Strong social capital creates productive outcomes. It is…

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Workplace Empathy During a Global Crisis

The last 18 months were anything but ordinary. From a new global virus that shook the entire world, changed our lifestyle, and allowed bias to take place against the Asian community, police brutality and social injustice against the Black community that occurred right at our doorsteps, political divide and election tension that still continues to…

Inclusive Infrastructure for Working Parents : How to Build

In June 2021, Emtrain presented a webinar titled Get Ready to Welcome Women Back to Work. The webinar addressed some of the disproportionate effects that COVID-19 had on working women, particularly working mothers, and aimed to provide employers with tools to build equitable infrastructure and inclusive recruitment practices. We are living in a candidate’s job…

A Better Way to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support and acceptance for the LGBTQIA+ community. This cannot be overstated, because this newfound support is genuinely without precedent. Save a few choice exceptions, human history has been remarkably cruel to people who do not conform to cissexual, heterosexual norms. Luckily that cannot…

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…