Hospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies increasingly rely on employee resource groups to find diverse talent and connect with the communities they serve. Best practices were highlighted by leaders at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Mayo Clinic and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan at DiversityInc’s event.
Employee Resource Groups
AT&T has had remarkable success in on-boarding new employees with the help of its resource groups. Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, showcased best practices including live events, leadership opportunities and cross-generational learning, at DiversityInc’s October event.
Could there be a correlation between clarity of name and participation? Here are five tips on what—and what not—to call your employee resource group.
Find out how KPMG, BASF, Kellogg Company, Ameren and Hilton Worldwide include employee-resource-group leaders on their executive diversity councils.
Best practices from Dell, WellPoint, Northrop Grumman, TIAA-CREF and Aetna on how to structure formal charters for your employee resource groups.
Six leading companies reveal best practices to get your senior execs invested in resource groups—and how it improves learning and motivation.
How do you get hourly and union workers involved in employee resource groups without paying overtime or taking them off crucial shift responsibilities?
Ten steps to effectively start a resource group at your organization.
How did a white chemical executive from Scotland end up as the executive sponsor of an African-American resource group?
MasterCard Worldwide shares its secrets with us in video interviews with top execs who are executive sponsors and resource-group leaders.
What’s the biggest diversity-management challenge for manufacturers? Our survey of manufacturing companies told us it is starting resource groups, getting workers in plants to join, and measuring results.
Christopher J. Nassetta talks to DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti about ramping up Hilton Worldwide’s diversity-management program.
How can branding, sponsorship and market-facing activities refresh resource groups? How can groups communicate effectively online and via social media? Why do social-media networks matter?
How do you get funding and support for resource groups? Which groups should you start with? What type of charter/structure works best?
What’s the typical budget for a resource group? Does it vary from group to group? How do you get increased budget? Here’s a guide to answer these and other questions on funding resource groups.