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The Tech ERG Summit Powered by Five to Nine, January 28-29, 2021

We had such a blast at The Tech ERG Summit, Powered by Five to Nine. We had thousands of registrations, amazing speakers, sponsors, and collaborators that made it all possible and we’re grateful. Recordings for the summit have been included below in order for both...

How to Create an ERG

How to Create an ERG   Recently, there has been a renewed focus from organizations to re-evaluate the makeup of their employee base to ensure that it reflects the diversity of the world their business operates in. It’s important to make sure that while building a...

Creating Inclusive Events for the LGBTQ+ community

A recent Gallup poll indicates that as high as 5% of the world’s population identifies as LGBTQ. And in some metro areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta and others, that number can go as high as 15%. By staging events that are fully inclusive of the LGBTQ+...

What to Expect: The New Workplace Norm

This past Friday, Five to Nine brought together 3 people leaders to discuss what to expect from the future of work following COVID-19. The event allowed us to consult people leaders from Synk, Dashlane, and Policygenius on the following topics that are top of mind for...

Juneteenth: Resources to Celebrate, Reflect, and Connect

Juneteenth is this upcoming Friday and at Five to Nine we believe that it is important to recognize the significance of this day by celebrating, reflecting, and connecting. While the past few weeks have shown us we still have a long way to go, it’s important to...

Five to Nine for Black Lives: A Guide to Allyship

Five to Nine for Black Lives: A Guide to Allyship Action Starts with You At Five to Nine, our mission is for everyone in the workplace to feel that they belong by facilitating community at work. We believe it is on every company to continuously fight for inclusion,...

People Leader Series – Remote Edition: Shira Steinberg & Sheena Deans

The Office Manager - Managing the office during WFH In Five to Nine’s People Leader’s Series: Remote Edition, we highlight leaders who have pivoted into successfully motivating employees to do their best work and feel engaged while working from home during the...

People Leader Series – Remote Edition: Robert Hilliard

In Five to Nine’s People Leader’s Series: Remote Edition, we highlight leaders who have pivoted into successfully motivating employees to do their best work and feel engaged while working from home during the pandemic.  This week we’re sharing a conversation we...

15 + Ideas for Engaging Your Employees Virtually

Last month, Five to Nine brought 30+ people leaders together to discuss ideas for engaging employees virtually. The event allowed us to share our thoughts and ideas for how people leaders can continue fostering community despite the widespread shelter in place orders...

People Leaders Spotlight – Remote Edition: Tyler Lares

We’re in the last week of April and things have calmed down since the drastic move to widespread remote work for the majority of non-essential workers around the world. People leaders woke up to big decisions as the reality of a virus, that was until then relevant to...

Maintaining Workplace Community during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Some companies have already taken precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19 like limiting travel to affected countries or conferences. Others have asked employees to stay home if they visited a country with a more serious outbreak. With the continued uncertainty,...

Time Saving Tips for Managing Company Events

When employees are well trained and engaged in an organization, productivity improves and stays high.  In fact, studies by Gallup have shown that highly engaged teams result in as much as 21% greater profitability by comparison to their peers.  But true...

Boosting your ERG with DEI Tech

Most are familiar with the reality that Diversity and Inclusion programs are difficult to get right.  For many, the programs don’t get off the ground at all.  For others, the goals wind up clustered around diversity as it is often perceived as a numbers game...

The Challenge of Executive Buy-in for DEI Programming

New programs are difficult to implement in any company regardless of size.  With normal market pressures, a dizzying array of government regulation and with competing priorities for capital and resources, new programs must run a gauntlet to win approval. ...

6 Diversity & Inclusion Activities that Can Spark Real Change

With all the recent talk about diversity and inclusion, the question remains as to how a company can make it work.  But why is this important?  Research has shown that teams that operate in an inclusive culture outperform their peers by a staggering 80% and...

Culture Leader Spotlight Series – Jessica Adams

Welcome to our Culture Leader Spotlight Series, where we talk to innovative leaders in HR and People about their work in culture, inclusion and employee experience at large. We spoke with Jessica Adams, VP of HR at Brad’s Deals, who saw the company go from nine...

Expand Your Inclusion Strategy with Intersectionality

Most organizations have Diversity and Inclusion strategies. As these approaches have developed and been embraced, many companies have started to reap the benefits in terms of innovation and business success. But while there is nothing wrong with the concepts, many...

Create Company Events that Last

Create Company Events that Last   So you’ve got an awesome event you’re planning for your coworkers, but you don’t know how to add that extra oomph to make it a meaningful experience. Apart from the headache that logistics can be sometimes, it can also be a lot...

How Airbnb Fosters Belonging in the Workplace

As its slogan, “Belong Anywhere”, indicates, Airbnb has a serious focus on inclusion and belonging. The travel company’s strong brand identity prides itself on helping create a more inclusive world, not only for users of their product but also for employees. Living...

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): A Key Part of Your Inclusion Strategy

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have evolved beyond their original purpose of providing a safe space and community for underrepresented groups - they are now embedded in core business outcomes. ERGs have come a long way from being supportive social networks, to think...

Culture Leader Spotlight Series: Holly Grant & Teagan Russell

Welcome to our Culture Leader Spotlight Series, where we talk to innovative leaders in HR and People about their work in culture, inclusion and employee experience at large. We spoke with Holly Grant, VP of Operations, and Teagan Russell, Operations Coordinator, at...

Culture Leader Spotlight Series: Cindy Johnson

Welcome to our Culture Leader Spotlight Series, where we talk to innovative leaders in HR and People about their work in culture, inclusion and employee experience at large. Cindy Johnson is the former Chief People Officer at Rubicon Project. During her tenure at...

Boosting your ERG with DEI Tech

Most are familiar with the reality that Diversity and Inclusion programs are difficult to get right.  For many, the programs don’t get off the ground at all.  For others, the goals wind up clustered around diversity as it is often perceived as a numbers game...

The Challenge of Executive Buy-in for DEI Programming

New programs are difficult to implement in any company regardless of size.  With normal market pressures, a dizzying array of government regulation and with competing priorities for capital and resources, new programs must run a gauntlet to win approval. ...

6 Diversity & Inclusion Activities that Can Spark Real Change

With all the recent talk about diversity and inclusion, the question remains as to how a company can make it work.  But why is this important?  Research has shown that teams that operate in an inclusive culture outperform their peers by a staggering 80% and...

Make Your Next ERG Event the Talk of the Office

Census data shows that the US will become a majority minority country by 2044.  Companies have begun to see the need to build a stronger and more inclusive culture that genuinely addresses the concerns of groups that make up their staff.  It also clear that...

How AT&T Innovates with Employee Resource Groups

With the importance companies place on Diversity and Inclusion, many use Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help them improve and build a successful program.  Typically, the definition of an ERG is an “employer-recognized group of employees who share the concerns...