The 3 Big Mistakes That Employee Resource Groups Make On Their Corporate Websites When Promoting Diversity

How are employee resource groups presented on corporate websites?

Find out about a number of common practices that could actually be damaging efforts to become a more inclusive workplace.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • The common practices on your company website that may be undermining your efforts to be an inclusive workplace
  • One of the reasons that people in your organisation may have a low opinion of employee resource groups
  • The mixed messages about diversity and inclusion that your organisation may be sending and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

Organisations are making mistakes on their websites that undermine their inclusive efforts

“The paper makes a strong argument about how the representation of employee resource groups on websites is ill conceived and that organisations that may think that they are being inclusive are potentially damaging their relationships with their own employees”

The important relationship between employee resource groups and employee engagement 

“My research identified engagement as one the 5 key roles that employee resource groups can play to enhance the careers of their members and transform the workplace”

Organisations send mixed messages about their motivations for becoming inclusive.

“In the study, the authors found a lack of transparency of purpose regarding company commitment to ERGs. They went as far as to say that companies were sending contradictory messages on their websites.” 

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

My PhD Thesis 

Online representations of employee resource groups inhibit employee engagement: A critical/cultural analysis of corporate websites

Dr Cheryl Anne Lambert

Catalina Quintana

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