Nominations are still being accepted for the Star Tribune's annual Top Workplaces list. While interest this year has been better than expected, there is still time for nominations.

This is the sixth year the Star Tribune has published a list of Top Workplaces in Minnesota.

This year's edition will be published on June 14, but in order for companies to complete the employee survey process conducted by our research partner, WorkplaceDynamics, the nominations must be filled out by March 20 at

Once nominated, Pennsylvania-based WorkplaceDynamics will contact the companies. WorkplaceDynamics uses a 22-question survey to determine companies that qualify as Top Workplaces. The questions measure engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.

An employee nominated his employer, saying: "Leadership has created a fun, energetic, and positive work environment focused on growth, goal setting, responsiveness, open communication and accountability."

Another nomination said: "I am given the opportunity to excel in this company in so many ways. I'm made to feel like I am part of something great that is continuing to evolve. The managers and senior officers are never 'out of reach.' "

Founded in 2006, WorkplaceDynamics works with more than 40 regional publishing partners across the country to identify organizations that meet the criteria for a Top Workplace. In the past year, the company has surveyed more than 2 million employees at about 6,000 companies.

To be eligible for the Star Tribune Top Workplace list, a company or organization must have at least 50 employees and be located in Minnesota.

The employer can be a private company, nonprofit, government or school, and anyone can submit a nomination, including employees, customers, vendors or the company.

To nominate a company, go to or call 612-605-3306.

Staff report