[ERG] How ERGs Create Belonging in the Workplace

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  1. What is an ERG?
  2. How Do ERGs Support Employees?
  3. How Do ERGs Benefit Organizations?
  4. Types of ERG Groups
  5. Examples of Best Practices for ERGs
  6. Examples of Companies Using ERGs
  7. Centralize and Manage ERGs with Software

Introduction

As workplaces focus more on diverstiy, equity and inclusion (DEI), many organizations are realizing the importance of the “I” in that equation—inclusion. Representation is key, but ultimately, employees need to feel valued and included in order to live up to their full potential and remain at an organization. Building and supporting Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) is one tried-and-true way that companies can foster a sense of belonging among workers. The Rise Journey’s 2021 State of the Employee Resource Group Report found over 50% of organizations survey had three to six ERGs. The rest, a little over 20%,had seven to 15 ERGs. In terms of most popular ERGs, the top three were:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Women
  • Black & African American

Employees who feel a high sense of belonging are far more likely to be engaged, loyal and to promote their organizations as good places to work than those who feel lower levels of belonging, according to research by Coqual.

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