How Companies Can Leverage ERGs to Navigate a Post-Roe World

What is a company’s obligation?

While reproductive healthcare is a fundamental need that should be provided to all citizens, that is no longer the case. The executive order Biden issued on July 8, 2022 is still vague and mostly focuses on medicine and emergency contraception. As a result, companies and organizations are now finding themselves as the backstop for their employees to receive safe care.

How can companies leverage their ERGs?

ERGs, short for Employee Resource Groups, have evolved to guide overall business goals as well as support talent management. As employers are working through the aftermath of the overturn of Roe vs Wade, companies should engage their ERGS to support employees’ wellbeing, physically, socially and emotionally, and leverage their ERGs to better understand their employees’ needs since, depending on location, they may have a critical healthcare void.

Where should ERGs start?

Be a centralized resource.

What are other ways ERGs can support employees?

1) Create a space for empathetic conversations.

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