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Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups: A commitment to diversity, our students and each other
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works to affirm our commitment to each other as colleagues and our commitment to Columbus State students. We do this by providing targeted and in-depth networking opportunities for diverse faculty, staff and administrators through the implementation of employee resource groups (ERG). This effort is designed to help employees build relationships as well as a deeper sense of community with other employees who share their unique self-selected lenses of diverse identities.
ERGs enhance the quality of being different and unique; create and sustain an environment in which employees can achieve his or her potential; provide an intellectually rich and engaging forum where diverse views, perspectives, support and experiences are recognized, respected, and valued; and foster excellence in working, teaching, research, service, and community partnerships while contributing to our institutional initiatives, mission and vision.
An employee resource group (ERG) is a body of employees with a shared diverse identity or interest who meet on a regular basis. Some groups like to meet simply to fellowship and do social networking. Others use their group for more intentional purposes like advocacy, recruitment or professional mentoring. In addition to providing members an opportunity to be a sounding board for new services and information, research has shown that organizations with ERGs experience increases in:
- Diversity in new-hires
- Employee retention
- Talent discovery and development