Emtrain Blog

NEW! Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption Course Update

Posted by Allison Baker

March 22, 2017

Bribery & corruption training has never been more critical to the global market than it is today. From 2015 to 2016, FCPA-related enforcement actions by the SEC have increased by 163%.

Are your employees trained to spot behavior that may trigger enforcement?

Our newly updated Global Anti-bribery and Corruption course authored by FCPA expert, Mike Koehler, provides employees with an overview of FCPA compliace, OECD, and the U.K. Bribery Act.

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Topics: FCPA, global anti-bribery

5 Ways to Avoid Killing Your Startup During a Reduction in Force

Posted by Janine Yancey

March 17, 2017

This was originally published on Startup Grind, the global startup community.


As a growing startup, a reduction in force (RIF) might be the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, they are a reality that most companies must at least consider at some point in their growth and it’s better to be prepared than left to chance.

Looking around at today’s business landscape, we can see that even amidst mostly positive news, there are companies like Macy’s and Kmart that must constrict in order in to survive. In this context, a RIF can actually be a painful but critical part of building a more effective organization.

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Topics: diversity training, diversity, Unconscious Bias, start-ups

4 Compliance Predictions Inspired by Social Media

Posted by Allison Baker

March 15, 2017

As you know, we've made some exciting updates to our Learning Platform. One of those updates add new social media-inspired interactions to courses to increase compliance engagement and give you valuable insights about workplace trends.

In his article published on HR.com, Scott Schneider, Emtrain's Senior Workplace Strategist, writes about how social media is changing the way we think about compliance training and engagement.

Scott explains that you can create a more effective compliance program by leveraging social media trends in your compliance training.

To learn more about how you can actually make a difference with your compliance training using these strategies, you can read Scott's full article here.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Let's Get Personal

Posted by Allison Baker

March 8, 2017

I had the privilege of attending a hearing in Sacramento presented by The Legislative Women's Caucus and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls called Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Women in the Workforce.

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Topics: Unconscious Bias, Gender Bias, Racial bias

Sneak Peek: Watch Scenes from Our New Antitrust Course

Posted by Allison Baker

March 7, 2017

Antitrust and competition law can be tricky, especially if employees aren't trained to identify and avoid anticompetitive behavior in business transactions.

When we developed our new Antitrust and Competition Law course, we wrote workplace scenes that reflected common situations employees may encounter at trade shows, during mergers and aquisitions, and in price-fixing between competitors. 

Instead of talking about the workplace scenes we created for this new course, I'll show them to you. Take a look at these workplace scenes and if you like what you see, you can get your free course trial here

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Topics: Business Compliance, Antitrust

NEW! Antitrust and Competition Law Course

Posted by Allison Baker

March 2, 2017

Today’s legal and business environments make training on antitrust and competition laws more important than ever. We created our new Antitrust and Competition Law course to train your employees to identify anticompetitive behavior and avoid scrutiny from government agencies.

In the last five years, the U.S. Department of Justice and European Commission have levied billions of dollars in fines and penalties – bringing new focus to antitrust issues in the workplace.

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Topics: Business Compliance, Antitrust

Here Are the Elements for a Monopolization Claim under the Federal Antitrust Laws

Posted by Allison Baker

March 1, 2017

Earlier this month, our new Antitrust and Competition Law course expert, Jarod Bona, shared some insights on his blog about how the federal antitrust agencies and courts decide if an organization's behavior would be illegal under antitrust or competition laws.

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Topics: Business Compliance, Antitrust

10 Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict: Part 2

Posted by Patti Perez

February 23, 2017

This article was drafted by the attorneys of Ogletree Deakins, a labor and employment law firm representing management, and is reprinted with permission. This information should not be relied upon as legal advice.


This article is the second part in a two-part series addressing managerial best practices for conflict prevention and resolution. Part one offered the first half of a 10-point checklist that also identified potential “triggering” events or issues and turning points at which companies may be able to take proactive steps to avoid strife, improve workplace culture, boost employee productivity and loyalty and, one hopes, make their businesses employers of choice.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Employment Law, Workplace conflict

10 Ways to Resolve Workplace Conflict: Part 1

Posted by Patti Perez

February 23, 2017

This article was drafted by the attorneys of Ogletree Deakins, a labor and employment law firm representing management, and is reprinted with permission. This information should not be relied upon as legal advice.


Conflict at work is inevitable. Despite this reality, there are many steps that employers can take to avoid and resolve workplace strife. According to a 2014 study, office workers spend, on average, 2.5 hours per week trying to resolve conflict—an expenditure of time that translates into an estimated $359 billion in lost revenue in the United States alone.

My experience as an independent workplace investigator has given me a bird’s eye view of workplace conflict as it unfolds. In my review of allegations made by complainants and the evidence I have uncovered while conducting workplace investigations, I’ve come to see a few patterns. One pattern is that there almost always seems to be a point in time—a decision made (or not made), an action taken (or not taken), or something said (or not said or stated poorly)—when the conflict I’m investigating could have been avoided.

The following two-part series offers a 10-point checklist addressing managerial best practices for conflict prevention and resolution while identifying potential “triggering” events or issues and turning points at which companies may be able to take proactive steps to avoid strife, improve workplace culture, boost employee productivity and loyalty and, one hopes, make their businesses employers of choice.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Employment Law, Workplace conflict

Access Your Free HR Compliance Toolkit

Posted by Allison Baker

February 21, 2017

 An effective compliance training program is both a legal and organizational priority for today’s workplace, but studies show that most compliance training isn't effective.

 Access your free HR Compliance Training Toolkit to discover how to modernize your program, use new tactics to engage learners, and reduce conflict in the workplace. In your toolkit, you'll find:

  • [Guide] Implement a Modern Approach to Your Anti-Harassment Program
  • [Template] Sample Workplace Harassment Policy
  • [Webinar] 5 New Ways to Improve Your Harassment Training in 2017
  • [Video] The Future of Harassment Prevention Programs with Patti Perez

Download your free HR Compliance Training Toolkit by filling out your information below. As always, if you have any questions, ask our experts at experts@emtrain.com!

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance