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A New Way to Think About Unconscious Bias

Big Gear, Little Gear It’s a concept that has started culture wars, has made many people feel blamed and castigated and even prompted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to enact the Anti-Woke law to change the nature of the conversation. The concept is unconscious bias. It’s rooted in social science and there’s a mountain of evidence…

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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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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…

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Gender Bias in the Workplace : Still Persists for Women

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…

Blind Recruiting: Combat Bias to Drive Diversity

Blind Recruiting: Combat Bias to Drive Diversity

Building a more diverse and inclusive workforce does not happen overnight, and an organization cannot mend under representation with “diversity hires.” Addressing a lack of diversity needs to start at the top of the organization, by training decision makers to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices into every level of the employee experience, from…

How to Avoid a Bias or Retaliation Claim

Do you think your company is immune to gender bias, discrimination, and harassment claims? Think again. There are simple ways to you can  your company from the common issues that lead to costly harassment or gender bias claims in the workplace. What are bias and discrimination claims? When an employee feels as though another employee…

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Interview with Nancy Douyon, Emtrain Expert

From Very Humble Beginnings to Designing Product at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel 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…

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Managing Unconscious Bias with Employee Differences

Building an effective and impactful program to manage unconscious bias is a journey for practitioners. Likewise, becoming more enlightened around unconscious bias is a journey for each employee. Everyone starts from a different place and moves at their own pace. People can’t be forced to adapt, they need to be encouraged and nudged. In our…

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Teaching Black Lives Matter: Unconscious Bias Training

The goal of unconscious bias training is to get people to understand that their perspective is informed by their life experiences and that our brains are constructed to find the quickest answer — which means pattern recognition and reliance on stereotypes. In fact, we teach kindergartners by showing them pictures and having them match pictures…

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Engage Employees with Storytelling

As HR becomes increasingly data driven, we focus a lot on measuring: formally tracking unconscious bias training efficiency and efficacy, collecting survey data and analyzing employee responses, and benchmarking efforts versus short term objectives, annual goals, peers, etc. Over the past two years, our team at Emtrain has been building out our quantitative capabilities, recognizing…