Arch MI is one of the top mortgage insurance providers in the country. The Greensboro headquarters employs over 800 employees who combine industry insight with innovative thinking to design solutions to meet customers’ needs. Along with customer satisfaction, Arch MI recognizes the importance of valuing its employees. Arch MI understands that their employees are their most valuable asset, and in order to keep the best and brightest they offer a number of unique benefits, such as their Active Employee Research Groups (ERGs).
The company says the ERGs are rooted in four key objectives:
- Serve as an employee support systems providing spaces for networking and idea sharing
- Promote cultural awareness across all employees, thereby improving the cultural competence of the organization
- Enhance civic engagement, strengthening Arch MI’s connections to & image within the community
- Provide opportunities for employees to learn, grow, & lead
Arch MI currently has four ERGs: Black Professionals & Allies, DisAbilities & Allies, Women & Allies, and Young Professionals & Allies. They are particularly proud of their Young Professionals & Allies ERG and their work around cultivating a strong professional network that promotes collaboration & idea sharing across functions. Each year they host two events that are not to be missed: Advice to My Younger Self & Bowling with Executives. During Advice to My Younger Self senior leaders have the chance to share their perspective and strategies for success. On the other hand, Bowling with Executives provides the chance to connect with business leaders in a more relaxed setting.
Through these ERGs, Arch MI demonstrates the employee cultivation outside of the office is just as valuable as professional cultivation from within.