Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary organizations formed within a company that brings together employees with similar interests, backgrounds, or experiences. They provide a platform for underrepresented groups to have a voice and representation within the organization.
Perhaps most importantly, they serve as a source of innovation, as members bring new ideas and perspectives to the table. And they promote diversity and help to create a more inclusive work environment, which can improve the overall reputation of a company and its ability to attract and retain top talent.
iDisability training modules can provide ERGs with the opportunity to successfully promote an inclusive and supportive environment for employees with disabilities. Here are three ways ERGs can use iDisability to support their mission.
- Promote an overall culture of inclusion through education. Our training modules provide resources that address ableism, myths around employing people with disabilities, communication and engagement with this community, and interviewing considerations.
- Provide ongoing support by hosting study groups. Using the iDisability module takeaways and additional reading suggestions, ERGs can create a safe space where team members can ask questions or discuss the material they learned in the iDisability modules.
- Encourage peer mentoring. An ERG-sponsored peer mentorship program can help employees apply iDisability learnings directly to their interactions with other employees, customer service, and work product.
ERGs can help an organization create a more equitable workplace. And forming a partnership with iDisability can provide ERGs with the support to make sure all employees receive the most out of their disability and inclusion training. Over 4 million business users representing various industries trust us to help them build a truly inclusive workforce.