Have you heard about employee resource groups (ERGs)? Do you work at a company that has one or is looking to create one? Or are you looking to create a safe space at work to tackle the difficult issues we’re all facing today? We’d like to provide you with some info. before you get started! 

 

What are employee resource groups? 

Employee resource groups are often voluntary, employee-led groups within an organization or company that aim to bring employees together to create a more inclusive and accepting workplace. ERGs are often led by employees and have a focus on a specific area of growth within an organization or company. 

 

Why are employee resource groups important?
Employee resource groups can help bring employees together to work toward a common goal or challenge, especially toward charging a necessary cultural shift within an organization or company. ERGs provide opportunities for employees to lead outside of their day-to-day roles and to take on new and invigorating responsibilities. ERGs can also provide a safe space for employees to share, grow and learn from each other. 

 

Thinking about starting an employee resource group? 

The Council of Companies through the YP Council is here to help you start an employee resource group. We are experts in starting and cultivating employee resource groups that center around Young Professionals, but want to assist you in any part of your journey. Reach out to us today to get started! 

 

Resource referenced:

https://www.greatplacetowork.com/resources/blog/what-are-employee-resource-groups-ergs