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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dakota County organizations receive “Employer of Excellence” awards

The following organizations were recognized: Bankers Equipment Services, Burnsville; Carlson Capital Management, Hastings; Custom Drapery and Blinds by Esch, Burnsville; Firefly Credit Union, Burnsville; MRCIWorksource, Rosemount; Valley Natural Foods, Burnsville; Anchor Bank; Living Well Disability Services, Eagan; Post Consumer Brands, Lakeville.
 
The awards program was a commissioned study by Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board. The purpose of the program was to recognize some of the best employers in the local area and provide vital information to companies about the practices they use to attract and retain employees.  Each participating company completed a 40-question survey that allowed employment practices to be analyzed by a consulting firm. Each organization then received a 20-page report detailing results of the survey.  
 
The data was measured on turnover, rate of growth, promotion rates, employee evaluations and feedback, percentage of employee injured, diversity of management, benefits offered, training expenditures, paid days off, and increase in pay. 
 
The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board and sponsors, including Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College, Dakota County Community Development Agency and Scott County Community Development Agency, joined forces to bring the program to area employers.

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