• Employer Resource Network
  • Employer Resource Network
  • Employer Resource Network
  • Employer Resource Network

Program helps employees in times of need  

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Leader-Herald

You’re an employee with a very young child and are worried about paying for food. This weighs on your mind and heart as you try to do your job. Or you’re an employer who has a good worker, but that employee suddenly becomes a no call-no show, and you don’t know why...

Some businesses in Fulton and Montgomery counties have opted into a service called the Employer Resource Network that assists employees confidentially to resolve problems while improving worker retention, saving the employer both time and money.

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

Memphis Launches Employer Resource Network®

Best Practice Sharing key step in development process

     USA ERN congratulates the Mid-South Employer Resource Network® (MSERN) in Memphis, Tennessee on their February 2018 launch. HopeWorks, Inc. serves as Lead Organization with Gilda Shelby as Program Coordinator and Keva Irvin-Edwards as Success Coach.
     Mid South Employer Resource Network® becomes the 24th active ERN to join USA ERN in Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Texas. Four additional ERNs in Arizona, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin are planned for 2018.  Learn more..

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