Emtrain Blog

Allison Baker

Recent Posts

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.

Read More

Topics: FCPA, global anti-bribery

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Business Compliance, Antitrust

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!

Read More

Topics: HR, HR Compliance

5 Ways for HR to Stay Ahead in 2017 [Infographic]

Posted by Allison Baker

February 8, 2017

 

This year is going to be a big one for HR. While it will be challenging to keep up with changing regulations and technology, there's a huge opportunity for HR professionals to demonstrate value to their organizations.

Check out our handy infographic based on research from Kronos for strategies to stay ahead of the curve in 2017 and continue to provide valuable insight to your leadership team. Click here to download the PDF.

Read More

Topics: Preventing Harassment

Let's Talk About Workplace Romance!

Posted by Allison Baker

February 3, 2017

 Valentine's Day in the office -- a day full of flowers, candy, and love letters. 

It's also an ideal time to gently remind your employees to think before leaping into a workplace romance. If they're not careful, hostility and awkwardness related to romance in the workplace can lead to something more serious like a harassment or bias claim.

As this video shows, workplace romances are great... until they're not!

Read More

Topics: HR Compliance

Workplace Romance Guidelines for Supervisors and Employees [Free Download]

Posted by Allison Baker

February 2, 2017

It's incredibly common for people to find romance at work. In fact, a recent survey showed that over half of Americans have engaged in a workplace romance.

Depending on your policy, this may not be a negative thing (after all, at least 16% of people go on to marry a co-worker), but as many HR professionals know, romance in the workplace isn't always wine and roses.

Not all workplace romances have a happy ending; particularly if the romance involves a supervisor and an employee. It's important to periodically remind your supervisors and employees about the potential risks of engaging in a workplace tryst.

This handout is available to our learners within our new Preventing Workplace Harassment course. We thought it might be a great resource to distribute to your workforce as Valentine's Day fast approaches.

Download your free Workplace Romance Guidelines for Supervisors and Employees by filling out your information below. As always, if you have any questions, ask our experts at experts@emtrain.com!

Read More

Topics: HR, HR Compliance, romance in the workplace