Applications now accepted for Best Places to Work

Published 1:01 pm Saturday, January 14, 2017

Workforce Development Inc is once again going to identify the Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota, according to a press release.

“There are some great employers in our communities. This survey becomes a tool to help them recruit and retain the best employees. We want to recognize our best employers and provide valuable data to help all of our employers identify what they do well and where they have room for improvement”, said Randy Johnson, executive director of Workforce Development Inc.

The Best Places to Work is a national program that recognizes the best employers in local communities.

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Workforce Development Inc. will survey companies within Freeborn, Mower, Rice, Steele, Goodhue, Olmsted, Houston, Dodge, Fillmore and Wabasha counties to identify the Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota. This is the eighth year in a row that Workforce Development Inc. has sponsored the program for southeast Minnesota.

Workforce Development Inc. will recognize employers in multiple size categories.

Each local organization participating in the Best Places to Work survey will be asked to complete a 40-question online survey. Personnel Dynamics Consulting Group of Florida will collect the information, analyze the data and provide the results. Every organization participating in the survey will receive a confidential report detailing the results of the survey and identifying what employers are offering in the areas of benefits, training and development, paid time off, performance management programs, growth, advancement and more. The survey reports on information all business leaders should know. The report is free for every company that participates in the survey.

The Best Places to Work survey is available at until Feb. 24. Those wishing to participate may contact Jakki Trihey with Workforce Development Inc. at 507-529-2701 or for more information.