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Creating work/life balance in employee resource groups

William Frierson AvatarWilliam Frierson
October 30, 2015

Employers must remember that employees are not just workers but people. That means work can’t always rule the day. Employee resource groups can be an outlet for employees to take care of themselves. Finding work/life balance produces happier and healthier workers.

College Recruiter is currently focusing on employee resource groups (ERGs) and is publishing the opinions of experts based on a series of questions. In today’s article, Julianna Akuamoah, Director of Talent & Development at Allen and Gerritsen, talks about culture as it relates to the well-being of employees.

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Julianna Akuamoah, Director of Talent & Development at Allen and Gerritsen

“At A&G we are really focused on culture, specifically how we can take an active role in how employees approach work and how to lend support. A&G Wellness is one of our initiatives that provides resources for a person’s well-being. Physical activity helps with mindfulness; yoga and meditation help relieve stress both inside and outside of work. Another resource we offer is Dream Manager, which focuses on helping people find fulfillment and happiness not just at work but outside of their career goals as well. It can be something as simple as planning a family vacation. Having that resource at work to help you through that is really important to keep employees engaged and help them find a healthy balance in their life.”

As the Director of Talent & Development Allen & Gerritsen, Julianna Akuamoah helps to ensure that all HR strategies fuel the agency’s growth with a focus on culture and operational efficiencies. She is a trusted advisor dedicated to fostering an award-winning work culture. She is also on the Advisory Council for InnerCity Weightlifting and is an active member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Program.

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