Why join the ERA? and membership fees

Membership is open to all. Members are typically:

  • Independent executive researchers
  • Researchers or search consultants within executive search firms
  • In-house resourcers, talent acquisition managers and HR professionals within

Membership Packages

Annual membership fees are:

  • £150 for individual/single membership
  • £500 for company/team membership (up to 10 team members within a single organisation)

You can join the ERA, or renew memberships, at any time.

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


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, either free of charge or at a reduced cost.

  • ERA Annual Conference – significantly reduced prices for members
  • Webinars – FREE for members
  • Training workshops – reduced prices for members
  • Job postings on the ERA website – reduced prices for members
  • ‘Find a Researcher’ Directory listing on the ERA website – FREE for members
  • Mediation services – FREE for members
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Member Premium Company Listings

Leonora Gilliat of Gilliat Moray sums up some of the benefits of ERA membership from the perspective of an independent researcher.

  • Networking opportunities
  • Business referrals
  • Information sharing
  • Value for money
  • Access to industry knowledge
  • Business development – clients have contacting me having found my details on the website
  • Increased profile visibility
  • Support network of individuals in similar situations
  • Training opportunities
  • Creates a wider peer group despite being an independent researcher
  • Setting industry standards that are adhered to
  • Increased credibility within the industry

Louise Haines, Head of Research at Hays Executive, summarises the benefits of ERA membership for executive search firms.

  • 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
  • Learning new research skills to develop my research team
  • Sharing ideas and knowledge
  • 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