Because we are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, CHG encourages its people to create Employee Network Groups. Employees are welcome to use company resources, as well as $500 per year, to form groups based on their personal interests.
From staying healthy to soccer fan clubs, each of CHG's Employee Network Groups provide a way to establish meaningful relationships with co-workers. There are now 30 Employee Network Groups across all of our offices, with more than 800 employees participating.
Each week we'll highlight a different group and what they do to make a difference in our employees' lives and throughout the community.
This week we learn about the Reel Business Group. Here's what group leaders Jack Decker and Larry Noel had to say.
What's your Employee Network Group about?
Our group is cinema enthusiasts that enjoy the entire experience of going to the movies. There are so many outlets for watching film (phones, tablets, home theaters) but nothing replaces the big screen, which is essentially the way movie creators meant for their films to be enjoyed.
Why did you start this group?
We find ourselves constantly updating each other on recommendations for new films and offering feedback. This was a good way for us to experience it together and have immediate discussions.
What is the focus of your Employee Network Group?
We focus on new releases and critiquing films as a group.
How often do you meet?
We don't have a set schedule for meetings, but we try to see a new film every couple of months.
What are some activities you're involved in?
We attend movies at different venues and discuss the films via email chains or during the occasional lunch meeting. Our group has grown by over 300 percent¬†since its inception and we're considering home viewings to accommodate the large number of members. We have also looked at the possibility of having members create their own short films.