Employer Incentives to Participate in an Employer Resource Network
05/01/2011 - 02/15/2012
Employer Resource Networks (ERNs) are self-funded private sector partnerships intended to facilitate the retention and productivity of employees. The partnerships employ or subcontract for a social service agency case manager who will help employees manage day-to-day emergency situations by referring them to appropriate agencies, by providing small amounts of emergency funding, by helping them traverse the public assistance system, or by other means. In some cases, ERNs provide general training. In this project, Upjohn Institute staff members interviewed employers who are participating in an ERN and developed and disseminated a Policy Brief intended mainly to inform other employers about the benefits and costs of joining an ERN partnership.
DISC (Disruptive Innovation for Social Change - Grand Rapids)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning