Company name : PAYPAL (EUROPE) S.À R.L. & CIE, S.C.A
Activity sector : Financial and insurance activities
Company category : Large company
Description of the action
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are clusters of colleagues who share the same focus and ambition to promote an inclusive workplace culture which encourages engagement across the employee lifecycle. ERGs are based on volunteering which employees adjust according to their workload. Employees, working with Management, the Staff Delegation and its Equality Representative are empowered to collaborate within these groups and to organize both internal as well as external events around their respective theme. ERGs embed diversity within the organization and shape a culture of openness and dialogue. In Luxembourg, PayPal has currently four dedicated ERGs: Pride, Unity, Thrive and Amplify.
ERGs are open to all employees with no distinction or criteria and for as long they wish. They can change group or join several at the same time. ERGs have been in place for many years at PayPal, with Pride and Unity the longest standing. Every year those groups evolve and give life to ranges of projects supported and sponsored by representatives of PayPal’s Management. The Staff Delegation Equality Representative follows the work of all ERGs. ERGs welcome every single new joiner with respect, they also emphasize collaboration with each other, they encourage new ideas, partners and plans in order to nurture Diversity andinclusion. ERGs reflect PayPal at its core, a company where wellbeing matters and individuals can come as they are.
The main objective of ERGs is to promote and strengthen an inclusive workplace culture and encourage engagement on Diversity andinclusion. ERGs also seek to inspire employees to continuously learn and discover, including about themselves and their peers. They foster a safe space for open discussions on topics which can be personal and sometime sensitive. As such, it establishes a workplace that recognizes the variety of experiences, capabilities, talents, and interests of employees.
Throughout the year, ERGs meet on regular basis and work on planned projects to raise awareness and share information. They consider joint activities, look for champions and seek budget approvals. They also agree with PayPal Luxembourg Management a common master calendar where each ERG gives its inputs and updates on various events, the Staff Delegation Equality Representative manages the said calendar. Given the multiple initiatives covering a range of topics and formats, it is important to avoid conflicts between ERG sessions which can attract the interest of the office population. Staff members are free to join or not any session depending on their own commitments and availabilities.
In 2020, PayPal counted 30+ nationalities for a total number of 120 Employees in Luxembourg. New joiners who explain their motivation to join the company often refer to the importance of values at PayPal. After a few months, they usually give positive feedback on all the efforts deployed within the company by ERGs and Management to foster diversity andinclusion. Employees are proud to be part of a company defending strong values and employees’ wellness.
PayPal employees keep motivated by getting involved in things they strongly believe in. Through the ERGs, they can find a range of opportunities and activities to support these causes.
Keywords : Raise the top management's awareness
Published on 21 December 2020