Emtrain Blog

Gender Equality and Discrimination Trends Across the Globe

Posted by Ute Krudewagen

May 10, 2016

A number of actors recently raised their concerns that a lack of Oscar nominations for black actors is discriminatory. This followed an outcry after the female lead in the latest Star Wars film, Rey, was omitted from the Star Wars Monopoly game.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

Free Checklist - How to Prepare Your Organization for the Fair Pay Act

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

November 30, 2015

In January 2016, the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) goes into effect. This law may provide a new vehicle to address unconscious gender bias, which discrimination laws don’t adequately address.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Preventing Harassment

California Fair Pay Act: 5 Steps to Employer Compliance

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

November 2, 2015

With the signing of the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) on October 6, 2015, many employers question how the new law will impact workplace compensation effective January 1, 2016.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

Top Questions Your Employees Are Asking About Social Media in the Workplace

Posted by Allison Baker

October 14, 2015

Social media can be a great tool to keep up with friends and loved ones, but how does social media impact your workplace? The truth is, it can be tricky for a lot of your employees. 

Compiled from learner questions and expert answers using our anonymous course Q&A feature, here are the questions your employees are asking.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Preventing Harassment, Social Media Policy

LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace: Updates and Best Practices

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

August 5, 2015

Years before the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which announced that same-sex couples had the right to marry in all states, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various states had already protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace. Keep reading to learn what these developments mean for your workplace and for best practices on how to keep your company discrimination free.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Preventing Harassment

The Real Reason You Need Online HR Training

Posted by Janine Yancey

April 14, 2015

 

The winds of HR training have seriously shifted due to technology. Why are more companies using online training over the traditional in-person method? Three very simple (but surprising) reasons. Read on to learn why companies have been making the switch.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, eLearning, Preventing Harassment

HR Made Easy Using 4 Colors

Posted by Janine Yancey

March 17, 2015

 

As an HR professional, you’re constantly running around doing damage control. It’s time to make your life just a little easier. To help, we’ve created the Workplace Color Spectrum™. Use this great tool to easily communicate and identify actions and comments that undermine the workplace and help differentiate between legally actionable conduct versus conduct stemming from poor teamwork, management, or communication.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Preventing Harassment

3 Hidden Costs of Workplace Bullying

Posted by Phyllis Cheng

March 6, 2015

 

Workplace bullying that's unrelated to a protective basis and short of harassment is not actionable. Nonetheless, at least 27% of today’s professionals have experienced bullying in the workplace. This means, in all likelihood, many employees in your office have been affected by abusive conduct. Bullying doesn’t just destroy morale and create a negative working environment, it damages your business. Keep reading to learn the hidden cost bullying has on your business.


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Topics: HR Compliance, Preventing Harassment