As diverse and dynamic as today’s workplace is, ensuring a sense of belonging and engagement among employees is paramount. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), also known as Affinity Groups, have become an essential tool for fostering inclusion and engagement in the workplace. They are groups of employees who join together based on shared characteristics or life experiences, such as race, gender, age, or common goals and interests.
More than that, they provide an avenue for employees to grow professionally, contribute to recruitment efforts, and boost employee retention.
It’s a win-win situation – for the employees who find value in these groups, and the organizations that see increased employee satisfaction and productivity.
These ERGs have proven to be powerful conduits in promoting diversity and offering support to underrepresented groups within organizations.
Auto-creation of Affinity Groups
Recognizing the importance of ERGs, we’ve designed the Steegle.One Intranet with features that allow these groups to flourish. Steegle.One makes it easy for ERGs to take shape. Instead of a manual process, Steegle.One allows affinity groups to be created automatically. This allows end-users to add and subscribe to their desired groups seamlessly, fostering an environment of inclusivity and engagement.
Bring your ERG to Life with Steegle News and Steegle Share
Our Steegle News tool enables ERGs to share news and updates relevant to their group, fostering a vibrant and informed community.
Additionally, Steegle People publishes the list of members automatically and Steegle Share becomes an invaluable tool for these groups, providing an efficient means of sharing resources and documents, ranging from guidelines and policies to event information and professional development materials.
Examples of Affinity Groups
Affinity groups can cater to a wide array of interests, backgrounds, and goals. Here are some examples that could be part of your organization’s ERGs:
- New Employees
- Asian and Pacific Islander Employees
- Black Employees
- LGBTQIA+ Employees
- Women in Leadership
- Working Parents
- Young Employees (<30)
- International Employees
- Employees with Disabilities
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Generations in the Workplace
- Hispanics and Latinos
- Buddhist Employees
- Christian Employees
- International Employees
- Jewish Employees
- Modern Families
- Writers’ Circle
- Chess Enthusiasts Club
- Environmental Activists
- Photography Club
- Hiking and Outdoor Adventure Group
- Meditation and Mindfulness Circle
- Book Lovers Club
- Coding and Programming
- Film and Cinema Society
- Fitness and Wellness
- Entrepreneurship Club