Emtrain Blog

5 Ways to Encourage Employees to Feel Free to Be Themselves at Work

Posted by Allison Baker

September 16, 2016

Did you know that 83% of LGBT employees feel the need to downplay or hide their sexual orientation in the workplace to avoid judgment?

Sure, we all need to have boundaries with our personal and professional lives, however studies show that hiding our true selves can be crippling to our careers.

A Deloitte report revealed that 61% of all employees hide or “cover” their identities in some way. This can look different for specific diverse populations.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

6 Ways to Foster Belonging in Your Organization

Posted by Allison Baker

September 9, 2016

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Pat Wadors, senior vice president of global talent organization at LinkedIn, shared the key element lacking from most diversity and inclusion initiatives: belonging.

Despite increased diversity efforts, we’re not really seeing a lasting impact on minority representation in organizations. Wadors drew from her own experience as a female in a male dominated industry to find the missing link.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

Strategies to Increase Leadership Diversity & Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by Janine Yancey

May 5, 2016

Workplace diversity isn’t just nice to have – research has made it increasingly clear that a diverse workforce leads to better financial performance.

A McKinsey report found that of the 366 global companies included in the study, those with the most women in leadership positions were 15% more likely to have operating earnings above the median in their industry.

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Topics: HR Compliance, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

How to Manage Bias and Prevent a Leaky Diversity Funnel

Posted by Janine Yancey

April 25, 2016

Managing unconscious bias during recruitment is vital, but what happens after you’ve created an evaluation framework to ensure your hiring process is inclusive?

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Topics: HR Compliance, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

Equal Pay: Sometimes Fairness Requires a Push

Posted by Janine Yancey

April 12, 2016

Many of us think of ourselves as fair and impartial when it comes to interacting with colleagues and employees. After all, diversity and inclusion are now an integral part of our corporate conversation.

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Topics: HR Compliance, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

5 Step Checklist to Manage Unconscious Bias During Recruitment

Posted by Janine Yancey

April 5, 2016


This just in: We all have unconscious bias. Research shows that we all take mental shortcuts to quickly process information to assess other people and situations.

Unconscious bias can make it easier for some candidates than others to get hired — undermining objective decision-making, which can impede diversity and inclusion in your organization.

How can you manage and minimize your unconscious bias so it doesn’t skew your recruitment and hiring practices?

Use this 5 step checklist to create an evaluation framework that uses objective skill criteria and scoring to help determine your top candidate.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

Our Most Talked About Training Video: Unconscious Bias in Tech

Posted by Janine Yancey

March 23, 2016

Workplace bias and unconscious bias are trending topics, especially as they relate to the tech industry's lack of diversity.

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Topics: HR Compliance, People Skills, diversity, Unconscious Bias

5 Free Tools to Help You Stop Workplace Bias

Posted by Allison Baker

September 15, 2015

What are you doing to manage workplace bias? Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from our learners about bias (gender and otherwise) in the workplace.

Since workplace bias is such a trending topic and an important issue to address, we decided to do something about it.


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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, People Skills, diversity training, diversity

Guidance on Workplace Issues During Gender Reassignment

Posted by Janine Yancey

August 21, 2015

Has someone in your workplace announced they are going through gender reassignment? It's natural to ask questions about how you should handle the gender reassignment process in the workplace with tact and sensitivity:

Which bathroom does the person use?

Do we address this person by the name we know, or the new name?

How do we discuss this with others on the team?

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, People Skills, diversity, LGBT in the workplace

Top Questions HR Professionals Are Asking About Workplace Bias

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

July 16, 2015

During our latest webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask the former Dir. of the DFEH, Phyllis Cheng and Eileen Carey (co-founder of Glassbreakers) any questions they had about preventing bias in the workplace. Here are the top attendee questions with answers from our illustrious experts.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, People Skills, diversity training, diversity