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SELF Becomes New Lead Organization for ERN®

August 1, 2020: ERN USA® and Ohio ERN® welcome SELF as the new lead organization for Soaring to Success ERN®. Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF) helps hard-working individuals find a path to live their dreams and better support their families in the future. SELF works to enhance the quality of life for Butler County residents by impacting the causes of poverty and empowering individuals to achieve, sustain and advocate self-sufficiency. Member companies include: Choices in Community Living, Graceworks Lutheran Services, Kingston of Miamisburg, and Matandy Steel & Metal Products. Mika Hanson-Edwards, Success Coach, is available to meet with member employees onsite and remotely. She assists member employees with any home or work challenge to increase employee stability and success. 

Ashland-Richland ERN® Launched

January 1, 2020: ERN USA® and Ohio ERN® welcome the Ashland-Richland ERN® into the Employer Resource Network®. The Transformation Network serves as the ERN Lead Organization with member companies that include: Brethren Care, Hedstrom Injection, Kingston Residence of Ashland, Kingston Residence of Vermillion, Mansfield Plumbing Products. Brad Selan, Success Coach, is available to meet onsite and remotely. He assists member employees with any home or work challenge to increase stability and success.  The Transformation Network finds solutions by bringing employers and employees together. Through temp-to-hire, direct-hire staffing, and retention programs, they offer businesses an employee beyond the ordinary and purposeful work for members of the community.

Ohio ERN Success Coaches Address Over 2,000 Needs in 2019  

Monday, June 1, 2020

ERN USA

Ohio Success Coaches Assisted ERN Employees with 2,072 Service Needs in 2019 in efforts to increase retention and family stability. Top ten service categories this year were consistent with last year’s report which include basic needs such as financial, housing, government agency navigation, utilities, health insurance, and transportation. “Along with securing personalized resources for needs that can directly jeopardize job retention, other top ten needs that were consistent with last year’s data include coaching and counseling referrals,” said President and CEO, James Vander Hulst. “ERNs provide a holistic retention approach combining resource connection with coaching, helping employees create and follow-up with a plan to manage those resources. Once immediate needs are addressed, we move forward with long term goals such as home buying or skill building to further stabilize the individual or family. In addition to high arching turnover savings, the end goal is a focused and skilled workforce with a transformed culture of supportive employment. With current pandemic challenges, success coaching is more important than ever and will continue into next year as we navigate recovery.” Discover how employers are experiencing an average ROI of 554% with 17% of their employees using an onsite Success Coach in the Ohio ERN Annual Report. Stay tuned for the ERN USA report of national Key Performance Indicators later this month.

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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%
  • average employer ROI of 500% 
  • increased employee engagement
  • improved company culture
  • 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%
  • average employer ROI of 500% 
  • increased employee engagement
  • improved company culture
  • 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® Web Event Recording Now Available

American Enterprise Institute

Did you miss the American Enterprise Institute Web Event? Learn how Employer Resource Networks® improve employment retention and career opportunities for low wage workers. You can listen to the recording and read the study. Contact ERN USA for framework and assistance in developing an ERN® in your community.

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