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Job Readiness Assessment

2019-05-30 11:00:38

Learning guide

What does it mean to be “job ready”?

A worker’s job readiness can be thought of as the combination of three areas for professional and personal development: soft skills, hard skills, and personal readiness.

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2019-05-30 11:00:48

Learning guide

Job Readiness Assessment

How to structure a job readiness assessment procedure to determine workers’ professional and personal readiness to transition to competitive employment.

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2019-06-17 09:05:27

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Job Readiness Assessment Tool

This Job Readiness Assessment Tool helps determine whether an employee is ready to move into competitive employment.

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Exit Pathways & Retention

2016-09-19 13:38:42

Article

Employee Retention Overview

Retention is top of mind for employers and service practitioners. What are the biggest challenges for social enterprises and their employees?

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2016-09-19 13:13:37

Article

Effective Employee Retention Strategies

MDRC is a research firm focused on building knowledge to improve social policy. Learn about some research they have conducted on low-wage workers and effective employee retention services.

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2016-09-19 13:17:08

Article

Employee Retention: Employer and Provider Partnerships

As part of the LA:RISE program, LIFT is a partner that provides key employee retention services: job coaching, service referrals, financial coaching, and financial incentives.

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2017-06-12 14:34:52

Article

Retention Bonuses and Earnings Supplements

Social enterprises can seek to stabilize their workers by helping them secure additional income and reduce costs, before and/or during social enterprise employment.

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2019-05-21 12:24:51

Learning guide

Retention Policies for Employee Supports Programming

In this learning guide, we consider the options and considerations for seven common types of retention supports.

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2016-09-20 17:13:49

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Employment Model & Program Design

2019-05-15 07:45:59

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Factors Influencing Program Design

As part of the employee support design process, it is necessary to consider the various factors influencing program design.

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2019-05-23 08:26:06

Learning guide

Employment Status Models

Decisions regarding duration and hours of employment for social enterprise workers from the target population.

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2019-05-02 10:14:27

Article

Common Target Populations Served By Employment Social Enterprise

Employment social enterprises serve disadvantaged populations that face at least one serious barrier to employment.

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Employee Supports

2019-02-19 10:10:53

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Overview of Employee Supports

Employee supports are the additional supports and services that help workers secure, succeed, and advance in employment and get on the pathway to self-sufficiency.

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2019-04-26 08:53:40

Learning guide

Designing an Employee Supports Program: Goals and Strategies

Designing an employee supports program is a multi-phase process. In this learning guide, we cover the first two steps: defining your goals and strategies and configuring your support offerings.

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2019-05-15 12:54:53

Learning guide

Designing an Employee Supports Program: Structure and Policies

How to design your employee supports program so that the structure and policies align with and support key goals and strategies.

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2017-12-18 13:08:45

Article

Training Frontline Supervisors

Social enterprises hold dual goals related to business and programmatic outcomes, and effective supervision impacts both. Here we share some initial takeaways from surveys and focus groups of social enterprise about the role of frontline supervisors.

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2019-05-21 10:55:34

Article

Employee Supports Program Policies

As part of your employee supports program design process, you will want to think about the specific policies related to the delivery of your employee supports program.

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2019-11-07 14:41:49

Financial Employee Supports

2018-10-16 12:32:05

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Income taxes and social enterprise employees

Why your social enterprise should encourage your employees to file their taxes.

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2018-11-06 09:49:05

Learning guide

Earned Income Tax Credits

Learn what the Earned Income Tax Credit is, who might be eligible, and how it can help your social enterprise employees.

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2018-12-16 16:23:49

Learning guide

How to help your employees file their taxes

You can leverage your position as a trusted employer to encourage your employees to file their taxes, through outreach and education throughout the year and sharing resources to assist them in filing taxes.

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2018-12-16 22:39:54

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Tool

Tax Outreach Flyer Generator

Use this tool to generate a custom flyer to promote the filing of taxes by your employees.

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2017-04-24 17:00:57

Article

The need for financial employee supports

Employees’ financial wellness is directly tied to productivity, attendance, and performance. How should social enterprises incorporate financial wellness into their employee support offerings?

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2017-05-11 12:54:29

Article

Incentivized Savings

Social enterprise can encourage and reward saving by its workers by adding additional funds to the savings of workers who achieve designated savings benchmarks or demonstrate consistent savings behavior.

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Profiles

2017-04-24 16:28:53

Article

Juma’s Financial Wellness Program

Learn about Juma’s financial wellness program in this interview with David Miller, Savings Program Manager for Juma.

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2016-05-23 14:14:15

Using improvisational comedy exercises for team building and soft skill development.

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2016-09-19 13:32:58

Article

“Informed Benefits”

Hot Chicken Takeover, a community restaurant in Columbus, shares their approach to employee recruitment and retention, and shares some best practices and lessons learned along the way.

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