Employer Resource Network

Employer Resource Networks transforms companies one employee at a time through the support and growth of existing employer resource networks, the development of new networks, peer learning across all partners, and in-depth evaluation to demonstrate high impact for employees, employers, government and communities.


  • Workers gain economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.
  • Employers retain an engaged and skilled workforce. 
  • Public agencies and nonprofits get better outcomes from programs that advance economic independence.
  • Community colleges add students and build closer ties to area businesses.
  • Employers benefit from ERNs when job turnover rates and the cost of skill building and training decrease and productivity increases. ERN member businesses average 150%-600% return on their investment following the initial startup period.
  • When entry-level wages are insufficient or there are barriers to consistent and successful job performance, employees get help accessing public benefits, ongoing skills training and counseling to overcome challenges to a successful and productive life.
LSS’s ERN program “Shared Success” Stats for 2020
  • Employer Return on Investment: 432%
  • Total Employee Requests: 362
  • Total Employees Served: 202
  • Total Services Served: 619
  • Employee Utilization: 17%

Matthew Siebert, People Services Manager, Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

"While Toledo continues to rebound from the recession of 2009, the gap between individual resources and business’ demand for dedicated, skilled workers could not be greater.  

Contributing fully as an employee requires stability across all dynamics of life, yet barriers such as transportation, education, childcare, food insecurity, and healthcare detract from that stability.  Eliminating those barriers is not only good for the employee, it is essential for the business.  

Shared Success, an Employer Resource Network (ERN) provides a trusted ally in the form of a Success Coach to aide employees in overcoming obstacles to successful, continued employment.  

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel has experienced the benefit of a Success Coach first hand.  Imagine getting a bank account for the first time; securing childcare; getting affordable health insurance; paying off debt; finding safe housing; filling the cabinets with food.  This is what our employees get.

 When their needs outside of work are met, they are more engaged at work and are more committed to the expectations of their career.  

Shared Success is an invaluable resource and we’re thrilled to see continued growth and positive outcomes!"

-Matthew Siebert