Employee Resource Groups can be a great way to increase employee engagement and psychological safety – but HR professionals should be mindful of the potential risks involved when they join these groups.
The Courage Collective’s Nani Vishwanath shares key steps that HR professionals can take to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure that ERGs remain healthy, productive, and focused on the identity group they were designed to serve. In Kristen Parisi‘s article for HR Brew, Nani suggests that “HR pros may want to think twice before joining ERGs“.
Here’s a preview of the article, check out the full piece on HR Brew.
“A lot of employee resource groups can be safe havens [in] organizations that may not have high levels of trust or psychological safety… these are places where people can feel known and understood without risks that they may otherwise feel in other parts of the org. [For that reason] HR pros may want to think twice before joining ERGs.” – Nani Vishwanath for HR Brew.