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Engaging Workplace Values and Civil Behavior in Battling the Coronavirus

The headlines today are filled with stories of new outbreaks and deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, now known as Covid-19. The uncertainty now is enormous. The impact on business is already being felt. Though most businesses are and will continue to stay open, many are already adjusting. Microsoft and Facebook have canceled upcoming user conferences. Amazon is restricting non-essential business travel; many airlines are

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How to Avoid a "Diversity Backlash" at Your Company

How to Avoid a “Diversity Backlash” at Your Company

Business leaders are increasingly recognizing that workforce diversity is a crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to staying creative, adapting to new challenges, and keeping ahead of the competition. But implementing new diversity initiatives, from training programs to recruiting efforts, can get tricky. Choosing the wrong approach can result in employees feeling resentful of workplace diversity policies, efforts, and training. This attitude can

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5 Simple Ways to Pave the Way for a Good Training Session

5 Simple Ways to Pave the Way for a Good Training Session

Employee training sessions are an investment for all parties involved. Your organization has invested time and resources into selecting a provider, scheduling the training, and arranging the logistics. Your employees are investing time and effort to attend the training and trying to make the most of their session. Here are five ways to make the training more effective. 1. Gather Employee Input Ahead of Time

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Cognitive Diversity: What it is and Why Your Team Needs It

Cognitive Diversity: What it is and Why Your Team Needs It

When you think of workforce diversity, you probably think of the kind of diversity you can easily see — or at least that you can identify easily. Diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age are all things that modern workplaces are striving to increase. Employers want to create vibrant, creative teams that better reflect the diversity of the people their products and services strive

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Top five posts from the ELI blog in 2019

Top five posts from the ELI blog in 2019

The ELI blog provides a variety of helpful resources that address uncivil behavior and ideas for you to consider when cultivating a healthy environment in the workplace. As we kick-off a new year, here’s a countdown of ELI’s Top 5 Blog Posts for 2019: 5. How to Spot (and Stop) a Potential “Super Harasser” Over the past few years, we’ve watched the downfalls of seemingly

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Legal Defense vs. Behavioral Change?

Legal Defense vs. Behavioral Change?

The New York Times recently published an article about growing numbers of videos on sexual harassment. According to the piece, there is an increasing emphasis on using high-quality talent and high production values as companies strive to develop a response to increased awareness of the issues, thanks to the #MeToo movement and high-profile stories. The article points out a key criticism, however; the president of

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