SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 22, 2021 — Emtrain, which delivers workplace culture analytics through its online training to prevent bias, today released a report on the importance of measuring social indicators that can establish a company’s organizational health and culture. The report, titled, “Social Capital and Social Indicators: Building Organizational Health in the Modern Economy” was released at Emtrain’s People Leader Conference 2021.
“Traditional human capital management theory, which focuses on individual performance, does not account for the needs of today’s diverse, interconnected organizations,” said Emtrain founder and CEO Janine Yancey. “We believe successful organizations should also focus on social capital: the value of interpersonal relationships between employees and groups.”
This new paradigm for measuring and improving company culture is the backbone of Emtrain’s platform, which improves respect, inclusion, and ethics in the workplace.
“The science shows us that social and psychological health lead to innovation, productivity, and company performance,” Yancey said. “But businesses struggle with this because they’re stuck on measuring traditional human capital management metrics.”
For example, it is common practice for businesses to measure their diversity by counting how many people with diverse backgrounds work there. Emtrain’s social capital theory suggests that businesses should also measure how inclusive the culture is, by pulsing the attitudes of employees to find out how welcoming the environment really is.
“Hiring more people of color, and tracking that is obviously important,” Yancey said. “But if you’re not also measuring how inclusive your culture is, those diverse hires will leave the company before long. Traditional human capital practices measure the result of culture, not the cause of it.”
To learn more about Emtrain’s social capital management theory, please read, “What is Social Capital and Why Does it Matter?” on the Emtrain website, or download the white paper directly here.
Emtrain’s workplace culture platform measures and tracks the social indicators of respect, inclusion and ethics as your employees take relevant, engaging compliance training courses, and provide their sentiment to drive individual and organizational behavior change. Emtrain.ai allows you to benchmark your culture against our global community to identify issues before they become toxic problems that become compliance issues and destroy culture. Emtrain partners with industry experts and uses current events to teach on topics such as sexual harassment, unconscious bias, diversity, equity, inclusion and ethics. Emtrain’s innovative platform is used by more than 600 companies, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Genentech, Chevron, Buzzfeed, Indeed, Degreed, Medallia, Nerdwallet and others. Recognized by Fast Company on the “World Changing Ideas 2020” list, and named one of the 250 fastest-growing companies in California by Inc. Magazine, Emtrain is a woman-owned and women-led company. Please visit https://emtrain.com.