Emtrain Blog

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

Top Onboarding Strategies: Q&A with Steve Cadigan

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 15, 2016

During our Top 5 Onboarding Strategies webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to pick the brain of Silicon Valley talent expert and former VP of Talent at LinkedIn, Steve Cadigan.

Here are the top attendee questions with answers from Steve Cadigan:

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Topics: HR, Training, People Skills, onboarding

3 Smart Ways to Stop Workplace Bullying

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 4, 2016

Workplace bullying has been in the spotlight over the last few years. While bulling itself isn't illegal, the passage of AB 2053 (effective Jan, 2015) means sexual harassment training must include training on the prevention of abusive conduct.

As you know, training alone can't stop workplace bullying. To help you close the gap to prevent abusive conduct in the workplace, here are 3 smart tips you can use to stop workplace bullying.


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

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

5 Fun Alternatives to a Holiday Party

Posted by Allison Baker

December 10, 2015

 

Traditional holiday office parties are going out of favor. Employees still want (and deserve) their reward for a job well done, but there are plenty of alternatives to show your appreciation.

This year, show your employees love with an activity or event that supports your company culture.

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Topics: People Skills

6 Ways to Increase Your HR and Compliance Engagement

Posted by Allison Baker

September 24, 2015

Today’s learners expect more from educators and learning tools. Whether they’re learning how to fix a leaky faucet from a YouTube Video or learning how to reduce harassment in the workplace, modern learners want a modern and improved experience. 

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Topics: HR Compliance, Business Compliance, People Skills