Since Stratos’ founding, we have been on a mission to improve not only the professional lives of team members, but their personal lives, as well. As an organization, we are committed to providing employees with skills training and opportunities to accomplish meaningful and significant achievements in all areas of their lives. At the end of the day, if we can’t meet our service partners’ needs, they will not be able to meet the needs of customers. We are in a people business, after all, so investing in our people is at the forefront of all we do. 

One way we live this out is by being a member of the Mid-South Employer Resource Network. In case you are unfamiliar, MSERN is currently composed of 11 member companies on a mission to better the lives of their employees. Member companies pool their resources to hire success coaches who help employees navigate valuable resources in the community in order to overcome barriers. Whether it is finding affordable housing and childcare, providing financial counseling or assisting with transportation solutions, these success coaches tackle a wide range of issues and put employees in a position to maintain employment.

Finding new hires in today’s world can be extremely difficult no matter the industry, making retention and the impact MSERN has on member companies more important than ever. In 2021, our group saw great success, creating a 595% ROI for member companies. In that year alone, 1,606 services were rendered for 445 employees.

To put it simply, MSERN provides a cost-effective employee benefit that generates tangible and meaningful results to employees. Stronger employees result in stronger teams, and stronger teams create stronger businesses. 

How would having access to a success coach help lighten the load of your employees and of yourself as a leader? Representatives from the 11 MSERN member companies would be happy to share stories of how impactful success coaches have been for their teams. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit or email Amanda Maness, Stratos’ project manager and resource specialist and MSERN board member, at

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