The Evolution of ERGs

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have come a long way since their founding over 50 years ago.  

ERGs, which began with the Xerox National Black Employees Caucus in 1970, have become prevalent in today’s corporate landscape, with around 90% of Fortune 500 companies having them.  

These groups provide a platform for employees with similar backgrounds, experiences or identities to connect and collaborate. The groups often focus on fostering a sense of community, promoting inclusion and addressing specific issues or challenges members face.  

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