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…

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…

Why We Must Continue to Speak About The Unspeakable

“Bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven’t conquered yet.” – Ntozake Shange I first read those words in my freshman year of high school as the lead in our production of “For Colored Girl’s Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.” Mr.Rothwell, my drama teacher,…

equity

The Pledge to Create Equity in Tech

Systemic economic oppression and the continuous wealth gap make it harder for people of color and underrepresented founders to launch their startups. For years, they have lacked equitable  resources they need to grow a business and embrace entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, venture capitalists (VC) within the tech industry lack diverse representation among investors and have also demonstrated…

how to facilitate inclusive video calls

How to Facilitate Inclusive Video Calls

As of late, video calls take up a large portion of our day, and they are the closest we can get to in-person team meetings. Seeing as this is unlikely to change any time soon, it’s important to acknowledge some issues that can come with video conferencing, and equip ourselves with the tools to mitigate…

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Why Your Employees Need a Mental Break

From dealing with the uncertainty the ongoing pandemic to the rise in protests against systemic racism and government issues, people are experiencing anxiety and emotional stress daily.  We’ve been experiencing constant shifts in our day-to-day lives, wondering when we’ll be able to see and hug our loved ones again, when we will go back to…

designing for inclusion

Designing for Inclusion

We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain Expert on Unconscious Bias. Nancy was interviewed in June 2020 by Laraine McKinnon, Emtrain’s Talent & Culture Strategist. This is a 4-part interview. Laraine: Nancy, you…

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Do You Know How Your Workforce is Feeling?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to job loss for more than one out of every ten Americans. New data from the post-outbreak workforce suggests that those lucky enough to still have a job are experiencing less trust, empathy, and respect in their reconfigured workplaces.  In March, we released Emtrain’s Workplace Culture Report 2020, which provides…

Actionable Tips for Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

More and more companies are coming to realize that the real value of an organization lies in engaging and mobilizing a diverse & intersectional pool of talent. Not merely to fill a metric, but to have the necessary capabilities to drive their business forward. Taking steps to genuinely drive diversity and inclusion and then use…