The Link: Business Resource Network

The LINK, a Business Resource Network, is an employer driven entity that brings direct service to employees to take families and individuals to financial stability. We provide on-site support and training to employees of our member companies. The LINK can be thought of as an investment in your staff and a benefit for your employees. This program in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Why The LINK?

Some employment is economically fragile and possesses significant debt or is at risk of an economic downward spiral from a single life emergency. The LINK is here to meet the needs of employees by helping break down the barriers they face and begin the path to being financially stable.

Ultimately, the barriers employees face can hinder their productivity in the workplace. The LINK provides Success Coaches that come to the workplace each week to meet with employees in need of assistance. They can confidentially help employees with improving employment skills, overcoming family/personal barriers, and preparing for advancement opportunities.

Solutions We Provide

Common barriers employees face include lack of reliable transportation, food insecurity, unsafe housing, and financial and medical issues. We, along with our partners, have been able to provide long term solutions for employees facing these barriers, including:

 

  • First Church of God Car Ministry
  • Ride Share program
  • On-site food trucks
  • One-on one budget counseling
  • Financial literacy classes
  • Assistance applying for medical coverage
  • Referrals to free, low-cost counseling
  • Eviction prevention support

Is The LINK Right For You?

Consider these questions to determine if your business can benefit from The LINK:

 

  • Are people staying on the job?
  • How much time and money does your organization spend hiring and retraining employees due to turnover?
  • Is productivity impacted?
  • Are revenues lost because of lack of human capital?
  • Are there absenteeism issues?
  • Is human capital adequate for business and economy growth?
  • Are there enough people ready to hire?
  • Do you spend time searching for resources to help employees?

Here’s a look at the impact we’re making:

 

If you are interested in joining The Link or want to learn more, contact Erin Sunlin at sunline@kinexus.org