About ERC

Founded in 1920, ERC makes workplaces great by providing training, HR consulting and support, coaching and assessments, and research services. We’re the creators and producers of NorthCoast 99, an annual awards program in its 22nd year that honors exceptional Northeast Ohio employers for top talent.
ERC also sponsors the ERChealth insurance program in Ohio. We're a proud three-time When Work Works Award Winner, too.

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We Uphold These Core Values: 

HONEST –  We develop trust by speaking truthfully with our clients and each other.
CLIENT-FOCUSED – We use our expertise to provide creative, timely, and flexible solutions.
APPROACHABLE  We are easy to work with and treat everyone with respect.
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING – We take initiative and have high standards for the work we deliver.

ERC Created and Cultivates an "F" Workplace Culture. We Are:

Family-First, Fun, Flexible, Fitness-Minded, Footprint-Light, and Financially Supportive
to our employees. To ensure that these ideals are carried out, we've formed "F" employee
committees that plan various themed activities throughout the year.

ERC Training

ERC Training delivers customized training programs across the globe. These are some of our most popular offerings:

ERC Consulting

ERC Consulting provides the following coaching, compensation, and consulting services across the nation:


ERChealth is a fully-insured health insurance program for organizations in Ohio with 2 to 500 benefit-eligible employees. ERChealth has consistently and significantly beat the market relative to annual premium rate adjustments.

NorthCoast 99

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The annual application collects information on organizational practices and performance.

ERC believes in HR and supports the impact this industry makes across the world.

We believe that employees’ families always come first. We believe organizations and employee relationships are built on mutual trust. We believe in attracting and retaining only top performers. We believe imagination and innovation are the currencies of the future. We believe that equal pay, diversity, and inclusivity are essential to business success. We believe in our community. We believe in celebrating great workplaces. We believe in having fun at work. We believe in paying interns, laughing at work, taking risks, and learning from our mistakes. We believe that everyone can make a difference and therefore change the world. We believe that everyone matters and that everyone is of equal importance at our workplace. We believe in expecting more from ourselves, every day. We believe in creating the future, choosing happiness, and giving back. We believe a healthy workplace is a successful workplace. We believe in making things happen and inspiring others to do the same. We believe in supporting each other’s success. We believe teamwork makes the dream work. We believe in continuous learning. We believe in being grateful. We believe in providing employees an exceptional experience. We believe that dogs rule. We believe that we know, believe, and love what we are doing. But more importantly, above all, we believe in HR.