CareerXroads Benchmark: Employee Networks

Employee Networks, operating independently from an employer’s organizational structure but with tacit support and approval, have been a critical indicator for decades on how firms internally manage and understand diversity, inclusion, innovation and other unique needs of critical segments of their employee populations.

Whether they are called Affinity Groups, ERGs, BRGs or some other title or acronym, these networks continue to evolve as this CareerXroads’ pulse survey results imply. We’ve tried to scratch the surface hard enough to see below and give some insight into what lies at a deeper level. We know there are never perfect answers only good questions in search of competitive practices. Hopefully this info, derived from large, well-branded firms, will help guide the conversation as you develop and execute your strategy.


CareerXroads members can view and download the entire survey and research details here along with other content requested, and created for, current members.

Questions about this survey or need more details about the responses or teams that participated?  Interested in CareerXroads launching a customized survey for you to colloquium member companies or the CareerXroads network of recruiting professionals?  Contact Chris or Gerry to discuss what you’re looking for.  These services are included as part of a CareerXroads membership!

Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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