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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…

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Are Managers Taking Complaints Seriously?

What if your managers aren’t taking employee complaints as seriously as they should? Note: This issue feels even more urgent now that employees are experiencing the stress from the coronavirus pandemic, trying to manage new safety precautions in the workplace or transitioning to work from home all while protecting themselves and their loved ones. While…

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Modern Solutions to Workplace Culture Issues

Let’s face it: the process of HR receiving complaints and addressing employee concerns is broken. If it worked, we wouldn’t still be experiencing horrific instances of sexual harassment 30 years after lawmakers recognized sexual harassment as a workplace problem. When Workplace Issues Are Not Reported Emtrain’s 2020 Culture Report shows us that only 17% of…

Why Empathy in the Workplace is Crucial for All

What would you say if you heard that 86% of employees strongly agree empathy is important at work, and that less than half that number strongly agree that they see it from their colleagues? That’s one of the findings of our recent Workplace Culture Report 2020. Empathy in the workplace Empathy has become a popular…

What Makes Your Workplace Toxic And What To Do About It

The C-Suite and Board Directors have been talking about harassment and bias since the start of #metoo in 2017 when some leaders were fired for their own transgressions or the culture failure of their business. Even so, business leaders still don’t understand when workplaces are dangerously toxic. Unfortunately, most leaders learn their workplace is toxic…

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Top 6 Key Indicators Impacting Workplace Culture

Tricky people issues are inevitable in the workplace. While your employees help create the foundation of your entire organization, understanding behaviors and dynamics on an organizational and individual level impact the health of your workplace culture. Emtrain’s Workplace Culture Report 2020 identifies the root causes of workplace culture failures. We’ve identified the six leading indicators…

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Make Your Workplace More Connected and Transparent

Transparency, trust, and emotion create the foundation for a thriving workplace culture. In this week’s Always Learning on LinkedIn Live, Angel Junio, Head of HR for LoopUp joined Talent and Culture Strategist Laraine McKinnon to discuss real-life examples and tactics to gain mutual trust, create a sense of openness and honesty in her organization, and…

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Preventing Harassment In a Broken System

30 years of sexual harassment and the system that continues to fail us It’s been more than 30 years since the United States first passed laws to help protect employees from sexual harassment. Strikingly, just as many people experience harassment today as they did back then (EEOC). Routinely, U.S. employers have provided training to educate…

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Empower Your Employees to Build a Positive Organization

“It’s not the tools you have faith in—tools are just tools—they work or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.” – Steve Jobs Over the last decade, organizations have discovered something crucial: empowering employees is critical to the organization. Companies like Disney and Google empower their employees to deliver exceptional…

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The Rise and Fall of a Utopian Workplace

I once had the pleasure of working in what you might call a utopian workplace. We were a mission-driven organization, disrupting a traditional marketplace with more efficient products.  We had a vision for the future that could improve the lives of millions of people. We were evangelical about our new approach. After many years of…