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ERN Expansion in Michigan

October 2018: Michigan ERN expansion efforts have resulted in 12 Area Networks and 4 Lead Organizations with 40 Strategic Partners, 87 Employers and 20 Success Coaches.  We wish to thank all of our staff, success coaches and partners for their dedication as we look ahead to continued growth.  This month we welcome start-up Midland ERN with United Way as Lead Organization to Michigan ERN.

Employers & Success Coaches Share Best Practices

Success Coaches

Nearly 60 success coaches, employers and strategic partners gathered on January 9th, 2018 in Galesburg, Michigan at the Michigan ERN Annual Peer Learning Conference to share best practices and offer insights on Community Ventures, outreach, and innovative benefit programs. The latest updates in SuccessForce reporting, calculating ROI, and working together as a statewide network of Employer Resource Networks® were also discussed. We thank Bell’s Brewery (a Southwest Michigan ERN employer member) for hosting and to all those participating that made the event a great success!   Pictured are Michgian ERN Success Coaches in attendance.

ERN program leads to high retention rates  

Friday, September 21, 2018

Grand Rapids Business Journal

What Are ERNs?

Employer Resource Networks® are private-public consortia whose purpose is improved workforce retention through employee support and training.


The key ERN innovations are:

  • business engagement
  • cross-sector collaboration among employers
  • human services and educators
  • workplace-based employee success coaching (case management)
  • real-time referrals to community resources

ERN stakeholders include:

  • small to mid-sized companies
  • public human services and workforce development
  • private non-profits
  • community colleges and vocational training organizations
  • local, regional and national foundations and United Ways
Why ERNs?

ERNs improve communities in a variety of ways:

  • employers retain an engaged and skilled workforce
  • public agencies and nonprofits get better outcomes from programs that advance economic independence
  • community colleges add students and build closer ties to area businesses

ERNs are a value proposition to all stakeholders. Their outcomes include:

  • employee retention rates of 90-98%
  • contributing employer ROI of 175-330%
  • increased employee engagement
  • informal regional human resource networks
  • decreased employee reliance on public assistance
  • increased family financial stability
How Do We Do It?

ERN Programs help employees access social service and training programs that support employment.
 

ERNs partner with local government, non-profits and private employers to offer the best resources available
 

ERNs network with other Employer Resource Networks® (ERNs) across the country who share best practices and ideas.


The Success Coach can confidentially help employees:

  • improve employment skills
  • overcome personal barriers
  • prepare for advancement opportunities

ERNs coordinate with community organizations to offer training opportunities such as:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Computer applications
  • Financial management and budgeting
  • Diversity education
  • Credit repair and foreclosure prevention
  • Affordable family nutrition
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Leadership and problem solving
  • Math proficiency
  • GED classes
  • Health and wellness
  • Free income tax preparation
What Are ERNs?

Employer Resource Networks® are private-public consortia whose purpose is improved workforce retention through employee support and training.


The key ERN innovations are:

  • business engagement
  • cross-sector collaboration among employers
  • human services and educators
  • workplace-based employee success coaching (case management)
  • real-time referrals to community resources

ERN stakeholders include:

  • small to mid-sized companies
  • public human services and workforce development
  • private non-profits
  • community colleges and vocational training organizations
  • local, regional and national foundations and United Ways
Why ERNs?

ERNs improve communities in a variety of ways:

  • employers retain an engaged and skilled workforce
  • public agencies and nonprofits get better outcomes from programs that advance economic independence
  • community colleges add students and build closer ties to area businesses

ERNs are a value proposition to all stakeholders. Their outcomes include:

  • employee retention rates of 90-98%
  • contributing employer ROI of 175-330%
  • increased employee engagement
  • informal regional human resource networks
  • decreased employee reliance on public assistance
  • increased family financial stability
How Do We Do It?

ERN Programs help employees access social service and training programs that support employment.
 

ERNs partner with local government, non-profits and private employers to offer the best resources available
 

ERNs network with other Employer Resource Networks® (ERNs) across the country who share best practices and ideas.


The Success Coach can confidentially help employees:

  • improve employment skills
  • overcome personal barriers
  • prepare for advancement opportunities

ERNs coordinate with community organizations to offer training opportunities such as:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Computer applications
  • Financial management and budgeting
  • Diversity education
  • Credit repair and foreclosure prevention
  • Affordable family nutrition
  • English as a second language (ESL)
  • Leadership and problem solving
  • Math proficiency
  • GED classes
  • Health and wellness
  • Free income tax preparation

ERN-USA National News

ERN USA Annual Peer Learning Conference: October 17-18, 2018

Are you an Employer Resource Network® administrator, employer or success coach? Join Us for the ERN USA Annual Peer Learning Conference: October 17-18, 2018 hosted by New York ERN in Schenectady, NY! Share best practices around and learn about Supportive Employee Culture, Determining Employee Needs, Marketing for Success, The Power of Partnership, Soft Skills Training to Ensure Employee Stability, Measuring for Success and much more! 

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