Maybe it’s time to start paying ERG Leaders
If not, why not?
In today’s show we discuss several things including:
- The central argument for paying ERG Leaders
- The risk that faces organisations that don’t pay them
- The reason my opinion on this isn’t objective and much more
Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:
ERG Leaders are working
“I can tell you that running an ERG is work. Being on the committee is work.
Organising activities and events is work. In fact playing any ongoing role in an employee resource group is work”
ERG Leaders cooperate with people who are paid
“The DEI Leader gets paid Leadership money. The Executive sponsor gets paid Executive money. The ERG Leader gets paid no money”
Not paying ERG Leaders may be considered to be exploitation
“getting people who are from an identity group that is under performing, under represented to do more work than everyone else.
In an organisation where they may not have the same advantages as everyone else. To benefit everyone else…. doesn’t seem smart”