ERN-USA transforms companies one employee at a time through the support and growth of existing employer resource networks, the development of new networks, peer learning across all partners, and in-depth evaluation to demonstrate high impact for employees, employers, government and communities.
The Employer Resource Network (ERN) model is an innovative approach to workforce development that was initiated in West Michigan in 2008. Since then, ERNs have grown to 20 Area Networks and 9 Lead Organizations in Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana. The ERN-USA network currently consists of more than 60 Strategic Partners, 130 Employers and 30 Success Coaches. Other regions seeking innovative ways to blend the efforts of business, social service and workforce development agencies are expressing interest in learning more about how to launch an ERN in their own communities.
ERN-USA Network Benefits
ERN-USA and DISC partner with Leading Organizations who assist in new ERN start-ups. These new ERNs become licensed members of ERN-USA with benefits options that include:
Customizable SalesForce platform for ERN communication and data input with metrics and reporting capabilities that will demonstrate the impact you are achieving in employee involvement, as well as return on investment for employers
Outreach materials such as Success Coach business cards, posters, flyers, newsletters, brochures and ERN webpage
Participation in the National Learning Community
Participation in monthly peer Coaches’ Calls
ERN-USA involvement in educating, relationship building and best practice refinement with key local, state and federal government departments and legislatures