Recommended by Brian Postlewait, Mission Possible CEO - Success Themes in Supportive Employment: How Social Enterprise Connects People with Jobs & Jobs with People. This is a research project conducted by Enterprising Non-Profits:
Here is a quote from the Executive Summary that describes what the report contains:
It is common for people without work to experience not one, but multiple barriers to employment. Success Themes in Supportive Employment identifies practices that contribute to the success which certain social enterprises are having employing such individuals. The success is reciprocal. The individuals transform their lives, infact many barriers are eliminated by the job opportunity itself. The social enterprises, termed Employment Social Enterprises (ESEs), benefit greatly from dedicated and skillful employees. The community benefits by having additional workers who contribute skills, energy, creativity and tax dollars.
This report describes the key practices of ESEs that have been highly successful employing people who face multiple barriers to employment. It is based on extensive research, including a thorough literature review and interviews with 50 well-established ESEs. The research explored 1) the best practices, 2) the models, 3) the systems and 4) the supportive framework for the training and employment of people who experience multiple barriers. Conversations with them focused on their human resource (HR) and employment support practices and policies.
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