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  Employee Testimony

Sunday, January 1, 2017

“Thanks! Having a Success Coach stand up for me got things moving in the right way!”
HR manager referred an employee to Success Coach who was facing a housing crisis. Coach views pictures of peeling paint/other areas where there was mold damage plus little bugs flying around the apt.
Employee asks for someone to be "her voice in this matter". Success Coach contacts the apartment manager. Manager assures employee that issues would be addressed the next morning.
Employee Testimony

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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

National ERN Conference Highlights

Together we are growing the ERN Peer Learning Community!  The 2016 National ERN Conference in Ann Arbor, MI welcomed over 70 employers, success coaches, and government and community leaders connected around employer resource networks (ERNs).  States represented included Michigan, New York, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Washington D.C., Texas, Washington and Kentucky. 

Luke Shaefer, University of Michigan Ford School for Public Policy, co-author of $2 a Day

The greatest conference benefits expressed by participants included:

  • Idea sharing
  • Culture building
  • Informative breakout sessions     
  • Data tracking and measurements 
  • Networking opportunities and learning
  • Hearing others' success’ and struggles
  • Connecting with others in like positions
  • Measurement and evaluation framework
  • Understanding the employer perspective
  • Meeting others in different ERN positions
  • Talking with people outside my normal circle
  • Seeing how everyone else handles situations
  • Learning from success coaches embedded in the work

When participants were asked their interest in participating in peer learning:
 

Annual Conference 87%
Informal email communication 80%
Quarterly topical webinars 78%
Collaborative workspace/website 73%

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