Emtrain Blog

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

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

How to Avoid a Bias or Retaliation Claim

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

February 16, 2017

            

Do you think your company is immune to gender bias, discrimination, and harassment claims? Think again. Read on to learn how you can protect yourself and your company from the common issues that lead to costly harassment or gender bias claims in the workplace.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, 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!

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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!

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, romance in the workplace

Do These 5 Things to Create a Respectful Workplace [Guide]

Posted by Allison Baker

January 26, 2017

 

Cultivating a respectful workplace supports diversity and inclusion efforts, reduces legal claims, and encourages a healthy workplace culture. 

In a respectful workplace, employees are happier, more productive, and have less conflict with their co-workers. 

Download this handy guide to discover how to create a respectful workplace in five steps.

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Topics: HR Compliance

Top Questions Employees Asked HR in 2016

Posted by Allison Baker

January 12, 2017

Our learner Q&A function is a great way for learners to receive guidance on everyday workplace issues and it also gives us visibility into trending topics in the workplace.

It's been a big year for HR, from new regulations to shiting views about gender identity and unconscious bias in the workplace.

Here are Emtrain's staff picks of top learner questions from the last year highlighting trending areas of concern for HR for 2017.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Compliance

5 Ways to Implement a Modern Approach to Harassment Training [GUIDE]

Posted by Allison Baker

December 22, 2016

Corporate training mandates have been around since 1999, but an EEOC task force report found little evidence that training lowered the number of harassment claims at all.

Download your free guide to discover five ways to implement a modern approach to harassment training to impact change and reduce claims.

This guide will help you:

  • take a data-driven approach to your harassment prevention program

  • utilize video and other multimedia to engage learners

  • create a sustainable program that won't break your budget or workload

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Preventing Harassment