Start You ERN

Is Your Community Ready? 

  • What would the barriers be to establishing an ERN® in your community?
  • What are the assets your community would leverage to establish an ERN?
  • Would the ERN USA Model for Employer Resource Networks® be something your community would support?
  • Where do these issues “rate” in your community? Are they a priority? Do they current receive funding and support?
  • Are they covered in local media and discussed in political arenas?
  • To what degree are personal and family challenges contributing to job turnover among low-wage and entry-level workers in your community?
  • Is employee retention an issue with small to mid-sized businesses in your community?

Tools We Use

  • Locator Tool: In partnership with the University of Michigan Stephen M Ross Business School, we developed a tool designed to help communities assess their capacity and readiness for an ERN. 
     
  • Collaborative Development Toolkit: We provide all the tools and technical support needed through every phase of the ERN Collaborative Development including Explore, Develop, Implement, Sustain, and Network.
     
  • Success Coach Best Pratice Toolkit: Our upcoming toolkit for Success Coaches provides standards of practice, templates and examples regarding communication, Hardship Loan & Savings, and more.
     
  • Outreach Tools: We offer ERN webpages, press release examples, PowerPoint presentations, and annual infographic reports to target a variety of stakeholders. We also offer employee outreach tools including a customized Facebook page; newsletter with success stories; success coach business cards, posters, and brochures; and more for maximum program utilization.

  • ERN Data Solutions: Our customized CMS platform provides case management, program metrics, and reporting capabilities. Personalized training and our upcoming ERN Data Solutions Guide offers instruction for success coaches in creating reports that demonstrate achievements in employee utilization as well as return on investment for employers.

Contact Us if you are interested in starting an ERN in your community.