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Why is an ERG a good entry point for DEI in an organization?

Inclusion has been a growing concern for organizations for several years, but the pandemic shifted the discourse. Employees and recruits are demanding that companies do more to create more inclusive workplaces and improve feelings of belonging among workers. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are one way that organizations can work with their staff to tackle these issues. 

The first ERG was started in the 1960s when Black workers at Xerox organized to address racism at work and create a fairer working environment. Over the years, ERGs have gained popularity, especially in the US, and have recently gained traction here in Canada.


If you don’t have an ERG in your organization, or you haven’t been a part of one, it can be difficult to understand how they work, what the benefits are, and how they can effectively pushstrategic DEI initiatives in an organization. 


So, why is an ERG a good first DEI step in an organization?

Listen to the newest episode of Just One Q to find out. 

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