Why join the ERA? and membership fees

ERA membership offers the ability to promote your business, network with other research and talent management professionals, and take advantage of a number of ERA events and services throughout the year.

  • ERA Annual Conference– significantly reduced prices for ERA members
  • Webinars– FREE for ERA members
  • Training workshops– reduced prices for ERA members
  • AESC/ERA Professional Researcher Qualification – reduced rates for ERA members
  • Job postings on the ERA website– reduced prices for ERA members
  • Find a Researcher Directory listing on the ERA website– FREE for ERA members
  • Enhanced Researcher listing – highlight your company and services – additional cost to membership
  • Guide to Becoming a Freelance Researcher – exclusive access to ERA members to this comprehensive guide
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Member Premium Company Listings
  • Virtual Coffee Machine – Private Facebook Forum for ERA members only
  • Community WhatsApp group for freelance researchers for members only  (NEW!)
  • Subscription to the ERA monthly newsletter The Bulletin to keep up to date with industry trends and all things ERA! (NEW)
  • Members only area –  enabling members to access industry surveys, recorded training webinars, training and event slides, GDPR templates.
  • ERAMP – Member mentoring programme

Membership Packages

Annual membership fees from the 1st February 2024 are:

Single membership 1 member: £175
Team membership up to 5 members : £500
Team membership of up 10 members : £1000

All memberships run for 12 months

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For any membership queries, please contact the Membership Secretary, Sarah El-Rasoul: sarah@theera.org

Here’s what some of our members have said about of the benefits of ERA membership:

“Access to Annual Conference at reduced price, Training opportunities – free webinars etc. as well as formal courses leading to industry accreditation (e.g. AESC).  Other researchers to brainstorm with.  Having someone to share the ups and downs of an independent researcher. The ERA gives one credibility as an independent researcher. Giving and receiving referrals for new clients where specific skillset is required”
Sheana Dudley – Research Direct International

“Networking opportunities, business referrals, Information sharing, value for money, access to industry knowledge, business development – clients have contacted me having found my details in the researcher directory.  Increased profile visibility, creates a wider peer group despite being an independent researcher. Setting industry standards that are adhered to and increased credibility within the industry”
Leonora Gilliat  – Gilliat Moray 

“Annual conference with relevant interesting speakers and panel discussions, networking/information sharing with researchers and Heads of Research in other search firms. Gaining a wider perspective on the search market and learning new research skills to develop my research team. Excellent trainers and training events, including time-efficient webinars, relevant to all levels from new researchers to those with many years’ experience. Access to a wider training support network if assistance is required. Keeping abreast of systems and techniques – technology and the internet are changing daily. Pushing me to promote best practice and further increase levels of professionalism”
Louise Haines – Head of Research HAYS Executive 

What people say about us

Taking part in the ERA mentoring programme has been extremely rewarding. I have really enjoyed establishing a relationship with my mentee and becoming part of their career journey. We have used our monthly sessions as a springboard to discuss current work problems, work/life balance challenges, and broader long-term career planning. I have also learned a lot from them about their industry, as well as gaining some more up-to-date research tips!


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