The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups
Catalyst has more than 20 years of experience working with employee resource groups (ERGs) across a variety of industries and regions. This set of six tools provides human resources (HR) practitioners and ERG leaders with information for getting an ERG up and running, as well as for strategically aligning an existing ERG with the business. It also provides advice on the many considerations necessary for ensuring the long-term success of an ERG. Issues such as the business case, infrastructure, leadership support, and means to track effectiveness are covered. ERG templates—such as a sample questionnaire and sample charter—equip ERG leaders with models they can adapt and customize for their own use.
The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups 1: Introduction to ERGs (Tool)
The first tool in the set defines what an ERG is, describes how it can benefit an organization, its members, and employees.
The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups 2: Developing ERG Infrastructure: A Step-by-Step Planning Guide (Tool)
This tool details all the background work and steps necessary for starting an effective ERG.
The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups 3: ERG Governance – Leadership Roles and Structure (Tool)
The third tool in the set details the leadership needs of an ERG.
The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups 4: Building Support and Working With Other Constituencies (Tool)
The fourth tool in the set describes how ERGs can work together with all parts of an organization.
The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups 5: Action Planning and Effectiveness Tracking (Tool)
The fifth tool in the set describes the different types of programs and activities that ERGs can undertake.
The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups 6: Troubleshooting, Membership Issues, Success Factors, and Future Directions (Tool)
The last tool in the set discusses internal and external challenges that ERGs may face.