Celebrate the Impact of Employee Resource Groups at the UnderOne Festival!

To celebrate Staff Network Day, we are highlighting the positive impact Employee Resource Groups have on individuals and organisations worldwide.

What are ERGs?

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-driven collectives centred around shared interests, experiences, or underrepresented backgrounds. Formed within workplaces, they serve as pillars of support, diversity champions, and inclusion advocates. ERGs offer a safe space for members to voice concerns, share experiences, and actively contribute to broader company initiatives.

Why are ERGs important?

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are pivotal in nurturing diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging in organisations worldwide. Research underscores their positive influence on employee engagement, retention, and overall company performance. Prioritising the establishment and growth of ERGs leads to a more collaborative, innovative, and productive work environment. By championing ERGs, companies enhance cultural representation, elevate employee satisfaction, and foster stronger workplace communities.

A striking 61% of professionals affirm that ERGs contribute to their professional development. This statistic underscores ERGs’ significance in supporting career growth and advancement. These voluntary, employee-led groups provide valuable networking opportunities, mentorship, skill-building workshops, and a supportive community, enhancing professionals’ learning and development within the workplace.

Moreover, 48% of companies have established ERGs to bolster diversity and inclusion initiatives. This proactive step signals a commitment to fostering an inclusive culture where every employee feels valued and supported, thus cultivating a more diverse and equitable workplace environment.


Join the Discussion

Join a dynamic panel titled ‘Empowering Diversity and Inclusion Champions: Unlocking the Power of ERGs’ on 24th July at the UnderOne Festival.  Georgina Warren, Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director at IHG Hotels and Resorts will join Francisco Gallego, Global Inclusion and Diversity Manager at Expedia Group, and Chika Okeke, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Essenta, for a thought-provoking discussion.  Get tickets to the festival here.



Do you know an ERG worthy of an award? Nominations are now open for the Trailblazing ERG Award at the UnderOne Diversity & Inclusion Awards. If you know of an ERG making a significant impact, nominate them today!

Better be quick, as nominations close on 3rd June. Let’s celebrate the trailblazers propelling positive change in our workplaces.

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