Olmsted County recognized as one of area's 2020 Best Places to Work

Logo for 2020 Best Places to Work Southeast Minnesota
Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is reporting that Olmsted County is one of the Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota! 

Olmsted County was one of 12 organizations chosen from this region as a recipient of WDI’s 2020 Best Places to Work award and one of four organizations named as a recipient in the Large Employer category.  

“It is wonderful to be a recipient of this award,” said Olmsted County Human Resources Director Julian Currie. “Olmsted County strives to offer a competitive benefits package to employees as well as an inclusive, welcoming work environment where diversity is celebrated. Our staff consistently delivers high quality service with care to the community and I think that’s in part to employees taking pride in their work and the organization they represent.”   

The “Best Places to Work” awards program is a commissioned study by WDI. The purpose of the program is to recognize some of the best employers in our local area (Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, and Wabasha counties) and provide vital information to companies to help them attract and retain employees. 

Olmsted County was evaluated based on completion of a 40-question survey which was analyzed by the consulting firm of Personnel Dynamics Consulting of Florida. The data collected from the employment practices survey was measured on parameters such as turnover, rate of growth, promotion rates, employee evaluations and feedback, percentage of employees injured, diversity of management, benefits offered, training expenditures, paid days off, and increase in pay.