Emtrain Blog

The Important Difference Between Employee Engagement and Satisfaction

Posted by Allison Baker

February 25, 2016

I know what you're thinking. Wait, is there a difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement? 

There certainly is, and it's huge. Employee satisfaction is trasactional; a satisfied employee has her basic needs met (compensation, office perks, benefits, etc.) and will simply meet expectations. 

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Topics: Talent Management, Code of Conduct, Workplace Engagement

The High Cost of Leading an Unethical Organization

Posted by Allison Baker

February 23, 2016

Last week, telecommunications company VimpelCom was hit with a $397.5 million FCPA enforcement action for a corporation-wide corruption scheme involving conduct in Uzbekistan.

Coming in at nearly $400 million, this settlement is the 5th largest FCPA settlement amount of all time. Leading an unethical organization comes at a high cost.

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Topics: Code of Conduct, FCPA, global anti-bribery, ethical workplace culture

How to Improve Your Employee Onboarding in 2016

Posted by Janine Yancey

January 5, 2016

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


An ethical workplace culture starts at onboarding. That’s when new hires form impressions about expectations, company leadership, how employees make decisions, and generally, how everyone acts at work.

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Topics: Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics

16 Onboarding and Culture Lessons We Learned from Star Wars [Infographic]

Posted by Allison Baker

December 17, 2015

 

Call me a nerd, but I love a good excuse to talk about Star Wars in a professional context. As luck would have it, Cornerstone created this amazing infographic relating the Star Wars universe to the HR universe we all live and breathe.

Creating a good workplace culture with trust and purpose starts at onboarding – even Han Solo knew that! So, travel to a galaxy far, far away and learn some onboarding best practices from your favorite intergalactic friends.

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Topics: People Skills, Code of Conduct, Company Culture

9 Free Ethics & Compliance Videos to Share with Your Team

Posted by Janine Yancey

November 10, 2015

Video training tools are a hot item in the compliance world. I spoke with several compliance officers and CCOs across multiple industries and they all want the same thing: short video lessons that can be easily viewed and distributed.

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Topics: HR, Compliance, Insider Trading, Code of Conduct, Ethics

American Apparel's Code of Ethics: A New Start

Posted by Chris MacDonald

January 13, 2015

Retailer American Apparel has announced a new code of ethics. The move comes, not coincidentally, just a month after the board sacked controversial CEO and founder Dov Charney. Charney had been at the centre of a string of employee sexual harassment suits.

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Topics: Legal, Business Compliance, Code of Conduct, Ethics, Code of Ethics

How Uber Can Regain Our Trust

Posted by Chris MacDonald

December 22, 2014

Uber isn’t in the taxi business. It’s not even in the tech business. It’s in the “trust” business. That is, it’s in the business of building trust between strangers. And if it can’t figure out how to do that, it will fail.

 

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Topics: Legal, Business Compliance, Code of Conduct, Ethics

4 Essential Ethics & Compliance Tips from SCCE

Posted by Janine Yancey

September 25, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the 2014 Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) conference in Chicago. Here are my top 4 takeaways from SCCE 2014.

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Topics: Compliance, Business Compliance, SCCE, Code of Conduct, Ethics