We Believe in HR

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As Northeast Ohio’s most trusted HR resource for nearly 100 years, ERC truly believes in HR and the importance of strong HR leadership. ERC proudly services the HR community with the answers and tools they need to make their jobs easier and their organizations better. We have seen time and time again the difference and influence HR professionals have on creating great workplaces. And that’s why we have created the “We Believe in HR” campaign. 
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Leading by Example: Helping Your Employees Build Your Community

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As 2013's NorthCoast 99 program clearly indicated, building great workplaces in Northeast Ohio is closely tied to building great communities. Among the NorthCoast winners, community service or other volunteerism opportunities was nearly universal, but even among the general population of employers in the region, there is a strong commitment to service in the surrounding community.

According to the 2013 ERC Sustainability & Social Responsibility Survey, 81% of organizations participate in at least one or more community involvement efforts. In terms of the specific social responsibility efforts reported, as the figure below indicate, employers most commonly offer monetary donations/ charitable giving, participate in walks/races or help with food drives.
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Building Community and Great Workplaces through Service

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When building better workplaces, employers typically focus on making internal improvements that can range from renovating the physical office space housing the organization to developing employees to build the talent pool. However, if the 2013 NorthCoast 99 Winners Report is any indication, employers would do well to look beyond their four walls and reach-out to build their surrounding community.

Among these employers of choice, virtually all winners (99%) sponsor some type of charitable event, fundraiser and/or scholarship and a strong majority of this year’s winners (81%) coordinate an organization-wide community service activity.  Clearly, these great places to work have successfully made a concerted effort to integrate community service into their culture by taking a highly active role in serving their community.
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