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HR Daily Advisory: How HR Can Build ERGs to Help Introverts Thrive

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play an important role in fostering inclusivity and a sense of belonging at organizations. What isn’t discussed as often is the role that human resource leaders play in helping ERGs thrive.

At 84.51°, a retail data science, media and insights company, I launched ITOPiA, an ERG, or what we call a People Led Group, for introverts. Today, ITOPiA is an active group with hundreds of members. For others who are interested in doing the same, here’s how HR leaders can help build communities that foster an inclusive culture of belonging and empower associates to succeed in the workplace.


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