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
  • Mediation services– FREE for ERA members
  • 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
  • ERA/AESC Certificate in Executive Research – reduced prices for members
  • 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 are:

  • £150 for individual/single membership for 12 months (there is no limit on the number of single memberships a company can have)
  • £500 for company/team membership for 12 months (up to 10 team members within a single organisation)
  • £200 for member premium company listing in addition to annual membership fee (optional)
  • You can join the ERA, or renew membership, at any time.

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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