The Employment Readiness Scale™ (ERS)

ERS Webinar Series:

Every month, ERS has a 45 minute to one hour webinar on different aspects of the ERS and on topics of general interest to career development professionals.

The ERS training webinars will cover features we have added in the last 12 months and the new ones we plan to launch in 2021. They would also be of interest to users looking for refresher training or simply to get new ideas on how to get more out of the ERS for your clients. If you are uncertain on how to use a feature, then these webinars are a good place to get clarity.

All our webinars are delivered by experienced professionals who regularly train Agency staff on different aspects of the ERS. They have excellent knowledge of the ERS and on how to get the most out it.

The webinars typically run every third Thursday of the month from 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET. Links to past recordings and presentations of the webinars are at the bottom of this page

Registration is via Eventbright and is free. Once registered, you will receive a link via email and reminders prior to the beginning of a session.
For more information on any of the webinars, please contact your ERSI Service Affiliate or send us a note at

Hope to see you there!

To register for webinars click on the webinar title and register on line.

ERS – Introduction to Action Plans

The webinar will provide an overview of Action Plans in ERS. Information about how to use this feature to help clients achieve outcomes.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available

ERS – Action Plans: Case Studies

The webinar will take an in-depth look at the Action Plan in ERS and how to create and modify Action Plans when working with clients.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available


Strategies to Increase ERS Retakes and Follow up

The webinar will be identifying the value and strategies for follow up and client retakes.

Thursday, July 15, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available


Coding Variables in ERS

The webinar will highlight the importance of Coding Variables as they are customize for each agency, how to complete them and use them for evaluation to obtain measurable results.

Thursday, August 19, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available


Data : Reports in ERS

The webinar will take an in depth look a the heart of the ERS which are the reports. Reporting in ERS is dynamic and in real time. We will explore three main reports: Starting From, Change reports and Challenges reports. How to run them, the requirements and how to interpret them for evaluation and management reporting purposes.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available


Local Programs in ERS

The webinar will take an in depth look at setting up Local Programs in ERS : including the decision-making in setting up Local Program to ensure that it is for programs where the numbers are significant for intervention reports as once the programs are "setup" they can no longer be removed or deleted and the choice of programs to add is to be made with care in relation to numbers.

Thursday, October 16, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available


ERS Reports: Interventions

The webinar will focus on running intervention reports in ERS and looking at measurable outcomes to determine the success of programs.

Thursday, November 18, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available


The ERS Value Proposition

Over the last 12 months we have covered a variety of topics on the ERS. In this webinar we will summarize of ERS procedures, functions, and best practices with an open question period to answer any questions on the ERS.

Thursday, December 16, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Limited Spots Available

Webinar Resource

Below are links to presentations for webinars presented by Employment Readiness Scale. We will be adding presentations and other relevant documentation as well as documents referenced in presentations as they become

To access any of the presentations, click on the topic and the presentation will open in a new page. Please respect the intellectual property of the presenter and reference them in any presentations or documents that you use the materials for.

If you require additional information on the ERS please feel free to contact ERS or one of our affiliates

Related Documents

Archived Presentations

Sample Assessment

The Scale itself is composed of 45 questions to be rated on a 5-point scale and 30 questions to be answered True/False. The actual Scale is taken in temporary memory and only the factor scores are saved in order to preserve client confidentiality.

The following are sample questions. They are provided to give you a feel for the content and functionality of the ERS.
Click here to get started by answering the sample questions.


Webinar Documents


  1. Building-Resilience-in-the-New-Normal
  2. 2 Key traits for successfully navigating the corona virus crisis

Archived Presentations


  1. Feb 18, 2021: ERS Orientation
  2. Feb 10, 2021: Building Resilience in the New Normal by Dr. Tayyab Rashid
  3. Jan 14, 2021: ERS Baseline Data:2000 - 2020- Planning for 2021-2021
  4. Dec 16, 2020: An overview of the ERS: Getting your clients Employment Ready