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5 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis

It has become increasingly important that we be able to understand not simply that a program is a “good cause,” but rather that its social returns argue for increasing our investments in their work.

1 minute | Growth Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

SNAP E&T: Tools and Resource Platform

Welcome to all things SNAP E&T! This SNAP E&T tools and resources page houses recorded webinars, a range of SNAP E&T tools, templates and best practices.  The resources are organized based on the four main components of SNAP E&T alignment: funding, services, organization capacity, and participants. If you are coming here from a SNAP E&T […]

1 minute | Business Planning | Grow a Social Enterprise

SNAP E&T Overview

REDF along with Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI),  Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), and Farestart are offering another round of SNAP E&T Cohorts to assess opportunity and prepare employment social enterprises (ESEs) in becoming Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) third-party partners and/or enhancing existing SNAP E&T programs. The SNAP E&T Cohort opportunity will […]

6 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Job Readiness Assessment

This deep dive will cover some of the key components to implementing an effective job readiness assessment process, as well as share a tool that can help you do so.

7 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

What does it mean to be “job ready”?

The participant 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.

3 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Job Readiness Assessment Tool

The tool establishes a threshold for essential skills and personal readiness for social enterprise employees ready to move into competitive employment. The standards are compelling because they are designed to measure workers’ on-the-job performance, rather than a measurement of inputs or test-based performance.

4 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Retention Bonuses and Earnings Supplements

Retention bonuses and earnings supplements support the employee supports strategy of incentivizing success by rewarding employees for the long term retention of employment outside of the social enterprise.

3 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Employee Retention Deep Dive

Service providers and program managers want to see their participants thrive on their employment pathway and record positive impact metrics on the effectiveness of their program. Social Enterprises can approach this phase in two primary ways: tracking and continued services.

10 minutes | Employee Success Program | Grow a Social Enterprise

Effective Employee Retention Strategies

This deep dive summarizes some key research and strategies on employee retention originally shared by Richard Hendra from MDRC.