Leveraging Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for Success
June 10, 2015 | Best Practice
1. Build Employee Resource Groups
ERGs are key resources for minorities in the work place to have a platform to contribute their ideas and perspectives.
2. Retain Employees Through ERGs
Greater workforce engagement and satisfaction leads to higher retention rates within the organization.
3. Gain Support for ERGs
In order to be successful, ERGs should have both grassroots and executive support. Each effort must collaborate on the best practices for how an ERGs is going to lead to success from both an organizational standpoint and employee perspective.
4. Establish ERGs as a Priority
Diversity and inclusion should be a top priority for organizations, especially those with a large, diverse workforce population. ERGs help organizations achieve their diversity and inclusion goals.
5. Create a More Inclusive Work Environment
When establishing ERGs, organizations must make it a priority to be inclusive while also ensuring its own progress and mobility.
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Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.