How Minnesota's 2018 Top Workplaces are finding strength in diversity

The state's best employers say that broadening their workforces is a sound business decision. Here are some strategies they use.
CEO Janet Dryer, left, and Colleen Kulhanek, the marketing vice president of Perforce Software of Minneapolis.

CEO Janet Dryer leads second company to Top Workplaces ranking

June 21
The sales and marketing veteran also is making way for a longtime lieutenant to take over the growth company.
Object Partners employees enjoy a company-paid trip to Mexico every three years. (Provided by Object Partners)

Empowerment, flexibility key selling points for small businesses

June 22
Perks are nice, but small businesses say key selling points are empowerment, flexibility for workers.

See where Minnesota's top workplaces are located and read more about each company.

Teamwork makes for happier employees — and a better bottom line

June 21
Midsize business leaders say fostering camaraderie and common purpose is essential to their companies' success.

Fundamentals and a sound company culture help worker recruitment, retention

June 22
Employees at top large workplaces say they appreciate extras beyond good pay and benefits.

Credit union leader Dave Larson takes a caring approach

June 21
Large companies: Affinity Plus president and CEO Dave Larson strove to improve employee retention.

IT firm executive Chris Heim wants employees to know the score

June 21
Midsize companies: CEO Chris Heim believes in sharing information and ownership with HelpSystems employees.

CEO of small marketing agency wants to 'fearlessly unlock potential'

June 21
Small companies: Ovative Group CEO Dale Nitschke learned his energy-boosting tactics from retail.

Companies earn special awards from direction to training

June 21
These companies received top marks from their employees in these categories. The companies explain how they did it: education, curiosity, teamwork.

Culture is key to employee retention at Top Workplaces

June 22
Surveys show that company culture and employee retention go hand in hand

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