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The Business Impact of ERGs: Learnings from the 2014 ERG Leadership Summit, December 9, 2014, Recording/Slides

In this webinar, Dr. Welbourne reviewed learning from the 2014 ERG Leadership Survey. With responses from ERG members in 21 companies, we created a new ERG Impact Model and explored ways in which ERGs both directly and indirectly impact business outcomes.

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Data-Driven Storytelling, 4/22/14, recording/slides

Theresa Welbourne (Research Professor, CEO), and special guest, Katie Metcalf (HR Data Analyst Manager, Microsoft)
Data-Driven Storytellers help leaders use HR data to have highly interactive dialogues that lead to decisive action that fuels high-impact and measurable business results.

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Employee Resource Groups, 3/4/14, recording

Join Theresa Welbourne as she takes a deeper dive into last year’s Employee Resource Group research, which uncovered ERG’s as sources of innovation. During the webinar she will discuss how ERG’s are driving and aligning with the business.

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Employee Resource Groups, 3/4/14, recording

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Growth, Innovation and High Performance

Started in 2003 by Theresa M. Welbourne, with participation from over 9,200 different individuals, the Leadership Pulse™ is conducted in partnership with Mercer and the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the University of Southern California.The research shows that optimal employee energy increases financial performance while too much energy can significantly decrease productivity.

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Data-Driven Storytelling, 5/13/13

Data-Driven Storytellers help leaders use HR data to have highly interactive dialogues that lead to decisive action that fuels high-impact and measurable business results.

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Making the Business Case for Employee Resource Groups

There has been an evolution and growth of employee resource groups (ERGs) over the last 30 years. In this article, Theresa M. Welbourne (CEO) and Lacey Leone McLaughlin (CEO) supplement the work on ERGs through several different data-gathering approaches.

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ERG’s and Innovation, 2/26/13, Audio/Slides

Theresa Welbourne and Lacey Leone McLaughlin discussed new learnings from the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and the research conducted for that program.

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Insights and Learning from Data Coaches

Theresa Welbourne along with Omari Maulana and Lacey Leone McLaughlin, discussed what data coaching is, what it can do, and how it has evolved.

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Employee Resource Groups as Sources of Innovation

Theresa Welbourne and Ian Ziskin discussed new learnings from the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and the research conducted for that program. The data focus on what drives success of ERGs, member energy at work, and identity.

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Who’s buying the company stock? An investigation into identity and stock purchase plan participation in a newly public firm

Most of the research on employee ownership or employee stock plan participation investigates the effects of such forms of ownership on employee attitudes. In order to supplement that literature, Theresa M. Welbourne’s (CEO) study explores the effect of a set of employee attitudes (work related identity) on the decision to participate in an employee stock purchase plan.

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The Role-Based Identity Scale: Towards a Parsimonious Measure of Work-Related Identity

The study of identity has, to date, been primarily in the realm of social psychology, and as a result, little work has been done on work-related identity. Theresa M. Welbourne (CEO) introduces a new measure of identity that taps into five work-related roles.

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