Only 39 percent of employees believe they can be their “authentic selves” at work, and less than half (46%) believe their managers would take a harassment complaint seriously. These are a few of the key findings from a recent analysis of data from more than 90 million responses from 300,000+ employees at 350+ organizations released today by Emtrain, which provides eLearning and predictive analytics for the workplace.
Emtrain looked at responses from employees collected in 2022 and compared this data to a similar analysis done in 2020 just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The entire nature of work has changed since our Workplace Culture Report 2020,” explains Emtrain CEO Janine Yancey. “We wanted to see how culture dynamics have changed as well. The data tells an interesting story in that we found some signs of encouragement, but still lots of room for improvement.”
Key findings from the analysis include:
“So many of the cultural challenges identified in this analysis stem from a lack of emphasis on pro-social skills that create respect, inclusion, belonging, and ethics in the workplace,” said Yancey. “This presents a tremendous opportunity for people leaders to use training to help develop these skills in employees.”
In September Emtrain announced a new pro-social skills framework that identifies 16 specific skills employees can learn in order to enhance the employee experience and manage business outcomes like productivity and attrition.
“You can’t fix what you don’t measure,” Yancey said. “Our research shows that by benchmarking how well employees know these skills, people leaders can track progress, identify tricky culture issues before they become more serious problems, and dramatically improve the workplace environment for all workers.”
Emtrain provides eLearning and analytics that measure the impact of social dynamics in the workplace. Emtrain’s solutions go beyond compliance to develop inclusion, ethics and respect as professional competencies via video-based training to build skills. Emtrain partners with industry experts and uses current events to develop video-based training content on topics such as sexual harassment, unconscious bias, respect and ethics. In addition, using patent-pending analytics, the company allows companies to benchmark their corporate culture against the global community to identify issues before they become toxic problems that can become compliance issues and destroy workplace culture. Emtrain’s platform is used by more than 600 companies including Bed Bath & Beyond, Genentech, LiveNation and more. Recognized by Fast Company on the “World Changing Ideas 2020” list, and named one of the fastest growing companies on the “Inc. 5000 2021” list Emtrain is a VC-backed, woman-owned and women-led company. Learn more at https://www.emtrain.com.
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