Workplace

Employer Resource Networks with James Vander Hulst

February 28, 2019 Published by

Pioneered in Michigan by James Vander Hulst and others, the Employer Resource Network for employers pulls together a consortium of businesses who use a coach to support employees with work-life balance issues such as transportation, childcare, housing, social services, coaching, and more. With these supports, retention and productivity soar. Learn…

Equity: The courage to be unfair

February 19, 2019 Published by

Before I accepted a position at Charlotte Family Housing and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, I read Charlotte’s Leading on Opportunity report. I was immediately impressed by the earnest desire and unequivocal commitment of Charlotteans to change the city’s two and a half centuries of systemic discrimination and disenfranchisement of…

Podcast: Bridges goes legally blonde!

February 12, 2019 Published by

Treasure McKenzie and Sherry Sides discuss the impact of having a lawyer available to Getting Ahead participants and others in the Bridges Out of Poverty community of practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Listen to the podcast.

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Bridges as an Economic Development Tool – Why Would You Do It?

January 22, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne describes how Bridges Out of Poverty can be an economic development strategy for communities. Bridges Out of Poverty as an Economic Development Model Listen in as I talk about how Bridges Out of Poverty can be used as an economic development model. Posted by Ruby…

Workplace Stability workshop at a glance

January 13, 2019 Published by

Workplace Stability author Ruth Weirich describes the components and aims of the workshop based on her book. The workshop helps employers stabilize the lives of their entry-level and low-wage workers. Creating stable lives for working people increases employee retention and boosts productivity. Download the Workplace Stability workshop at a glance…

Happy employees = happy customers

January 9, 2019 Published by

Is employee turnover eating your lunch? The average cost-per-hire for companies Is $4,129, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey finds. Forty-two days is the average time it takes to fill an open position. When I asked a human resource manager why she worked on stability issues, she said,…

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Top 5 reasons to attend Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference 2019

January 4, 2019 Published by

This once-a-year opportunity provides an experience that leaves you energized and thinking about embedding the Bridges constructs in a whole new way. The conference brings together authors, consultants, and people from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss outcomes and changed lives. Broaden your professional network. The sessions are presented…

Podcast: Benefits beyond a paycheck

November 9, 2018 Published by

We learned a lot of interesting things that we didn’t necessarily think of in the past. Things like how can we better support our employees who are going through a crisis? Things like how important relationships are to people who are living in an unstable world, and what does that…

Re-imagining the path to student success

October 25, 2018 Published by

When I talk with staff and faculty on college campuses, I often begin the conversations with an invitation: Think about one or two college students you have known who were especially or exceptionally successful. What characteristics or attributes contributed to the students’ success? If you could develop a “formula” for…