Our employee resource groups (ERGs) bring people together around common interests or backgrounds and in this way, contribute to the company’s growth and innovation. These volunteer-led groups are a critical part of our efforts to bolster our inclusive and diverse work environment. Our employee resource groups help Hormel Foods in three key ways:
- Workplace: How we acquire, develop and retain talented employees.
- Marketplace: How we make our products relevant to increasingly diverse consumers.
- Community: We continue to be a good corporate citizen in the areas where we live and work.
These volunteer-led groups are a critical part of our efforts to bolster our inclusive environment. All employees are welcome and encouraged to participate in any ERG that interests them.
Hormel Professionals Representing Out United Individuals & Allies (HProud & Allies)
HProud & Allies promotes a safe and equitable working environment for all employees, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
hproud & Allies Group Member
Just as Hormel Foods has evolved, Steve, along with HProud & Allies, has played a key role in advancing awareness, thought and understanding around inclusivity in the workplace.
None of us looks exactly the same, and that’s how it should be.Steve Blevins
Hormel Asian American Professionals Association (HAPA)
HAPA enhances the personal and professional development of Asian Americans and promotes cross-cultural awareness in order to elevate Hormel Foods in a competitive global market.
The company has given me opportunities that I never could have dreamed of.Vannessa Wieseler
Hormel Military Veterans Engagement Team (HMVET)
HMVET provides assistance to former and current military members and their families as they join the Hormel Foods family and assimilate into our culture. It also provides a platform for continued camaraderie throughout their Hormel Foods careers. HMVET ultimately impacts Hormel Foods results by supporting military members with self-improvement and personal achievement, resulting in a more engaged workforce.
Hormel Integrating Relevant Experiences (HIRE)
HIRE was formed to foster and maximize varied professional backgrounds to grow talent, build bridges and bring the best results to the company.
hire GROUP MEMBER
Eric joined the company as a brand manager in 2015, and played a key role in establishing an employee resource group that aims to support experienced hires with their integration into the company.
I’ve been an experienced hire more than a few times in my career.Eric Jacobson
Hormel Young Professionals Enterprise (HYPE)
HYPE seeks to attract, develop and retain the young professionals of Hormel Foods by encouraging creativity and innovation while stimulating action to drive change to keep the company on the leading edge of business development.
Nuestra Gente: The Hormel Foods Hispanic Resource Group (Nuestra Gente)
Nuestra Gente (Our People) strives to cultivate an inclusive environment where employees from diverse Hispanic cultures and backgrounds can experience professional development through collaboration, networking and mentoring opportunities at Hormel Foods.
Nuestra gente GROUP MEMBER
A founding member of Nuestra Gente, an employee resource group that celebrates Hispanic culture, Amy is passionate about creating opportunities for all employees to discover common ground and honor each other’s differences.
Growing up in a Mexican family taught me so much about valuing family, ethics and appreciating diversity.Amy Garza
Hormel Foods Women’s Insights Network (WIN)
WIN is concerned with creating a culture at Hormel Foods where members can achieve their fullest potential. WIN offers opportunities for leadership development, networking, enhancing the workplace and philanthropy.
Hormel African American Resource Group (HAARG)
HAARG channels the unique African American experience into business and consumer insights that help Hormel Foods excel in the global marketplace. The group’s main goals are to enhance the professional development of its diverse membership and to provide philanthropic support to the communities where members live and work.
HAARG GROUP MEMBER
Harold Burden is known for bringing his all to work. And so, it comes as no surprise to anyone that he’s been part of the Hormel African-American Employee Resource Group since its inception.
It’s a testament to the Hormel Foods family that I feel so at home here. I want everyone to feel that sense of belonging.Harold Burden
Hormel Food and Agriculture Resource Members (H-FARM)
H-FARM offers agricultural insight to different business units, promotes professional development and educates consumers about the origins of their food. It also serves as a resource for any employee, customer or community group seeking to expand its understanding of how agriculture influences our business results, while it promotes awareness of the company’s deeply rooted agricultural heritage.