Increasing employee retention by connecting individuals with support and skills training
Employer Resource Networks (ERN) are private-public associations whose purpose is improving workforce retention through employee support and training. When you join the ERN your employees have access to vocational and essential skills training, counseling on career laddering, and access to a success coach.
Participation leads to improved employee retention and lower hiring costs. A Success Coach at the employer’s location will confidentially assist employees to improve employment skills, overcome personal barriers and prepare for advancement opportunities.
New employers joining the ERN during the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grant will be able to take advantage of a 50% reduction in fees for the first year. The WIF grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, to the W.E. Upjohn Institute in order to expand the Southwest Michigan ERN to all four counties in the Michigan Works! Southwest Area.