Emtrain Blog

Diversity in the Workplace: How to Create a Level Playing Field

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

May 1, 2015

Maintaining a level playing field in any organization has never been more important. Whether your company intends to hire more employees who are female, of color, or with disabilities, giving everyone the same chance to succeed is critical. Read on for strategies on how to recruit a diverse team and maintain a level playing field.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Hiring Skills, diversity

The Anatomy of a Great Job Interview

Posted by Steve Cadigan

February 18, 2015

Let’s face it, you want the best talent working for your organization. So, how do you go about ensuring that you’re selecting the best talent? The answer is simple: stop winging your interviews. Read on to learn how you can ask the right questions to make better recruitment decisions each and every time. 

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Topics: Talent Management, Hiring Skills, People Skills

How to Keep Your Employees from Leaving

Posted by Steve Cadigan

December 6, 2014

What can you do to make sure your employees are happy, and ultimately, not jumping the fence to the next organization? In the midst of expanding litigation over Silicon Valley’s common practice of “No Poaching Amongst Friendly Rivals” recruiting rule, I think it’s important to emphasize that a retention strategy is a defensive strategy. 

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Talent Management, Training, Hiring Skills, People Skills

Beware Of Summer Interns

Posted by Janine Yancey

June 13, 2013

A Federal District Judge recently ruled that Fox Entertainment Group misclassified unpaid interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan,” produced by Fox Pictures, where the young interns did “gopher work” rather than anything of real educational value. The young interns fetched coffee and did menial tasks and did not benefit from any educational experiences. To be classified properly as an unpaid “intern,” the internship must be structured so the worker receives some kind of educational benefit.

The decision means the interns and others like them might be eligible to receive pay for the time they worked for Fox.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Hiring Skills, Laws & Regulations