This year, Members have seen:

  • Quarterly Retention Rate: 72%
  • Members’ Employees Served: 305
  • Barriers Removed: 517
  • Return on Investment: 842%

If you don’t have a retention strategy the Retention Solutions Network can help!

Retention solutions for a more supported, productive and engaged workforce

The Retention Solutions Network at West Michigan Works! offers customized, timely, in-person support and training to keep your employees on the job and your business thriving.

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Why West Michigan Works!?
Frequently Asked Questions
Employee Success Stories
Network Members
Success Coaches

Why West Michigan Works!?

We have the infrastructure and resources to serve employers efficiently and effectively

Success coach: your retention expert

The Retention Solutions Network model addresses the root causes of low employee retention; the barriers that come with working and living in poverty and the need for technical and workplace skills so that employees can not only stay employed, but thrive. Our success coaches are fully trained MiBridges navigators and career coaches. They know their community and its resources. They can connect your employees with the support and training they need, when they need it.

More resources = an affordable retention solution

West Michigan Works! has greater access to state and federal funding than many of its competitors. This means reduced rates and incentives for employers. With 30+ years of successful grant management, we are poised and qualified to apply for and administer funds to help you support and retain your workforce.

Contact Jennifer Summers at 616-336-4105 or for rates.

Benefits of Membership

Frequently Asked Questions

Employee Success Stories

The following stories are examples of how the Retention Solutions Network can help employees deal with issues that might otherwise affect attendance and productivity.

Network Members

Join the network of Retention Solutions members

As the Retention Solutions Network grows, employer members will have opportunities to connect, collaborate and share best practices. Common member needs will set the direction of the network.

The following employers are current members of the Retention Solutions Network:

Success Coaches

Cara Achterhof

Supports Hackley Community Care, Haworth, Laurels of Hudsonville, Shape Corp. and Tommy’s

Contact Cara

Chris Moss

Supports Herbruck’s, Laurels of Carson City, Laurels of Kent and THK Rhythm Automotive

Contact Chris

Anne Palmer

Supports Laurels of Sandy Creek, Monsma Marketing, Paragon D & E and Praxis Packaging

Contact Anne