This is Not Your Father’s Employee Resource Group
It's been nearly 30 years since Employee Resource Groups started appearing in business organizations. They have become commonplace in U.S. companies and are growing in popularity in other countries and sectors, such as government and not for profits.
The concept behind ERGs has remained basically the same since the 1980s: provide individuals who share a common background with a forum in which to pursue the welfare of the membership and of the organization. Some things have changed though, and ERGs are currently enjoying a resurgence of interest from employees and new respect from organizational leaders.
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By Michal Fineman, Profiles In Diversity Journal, November / December 2010. Posted by permission.