Published 8:19 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Staggemeyer Stave Company has been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in southeast Minnesota in a commissioned study by Workforce Development Inc.

The purpose of the program is to recognize some of the best employers in the area and provide information to companies about the practices they use to attract and retain employees, according to a press release.

Staggemeyer was one of 12 employers to be recognized representing Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele and Wabasha counties.

Each employer participating was required to complete a 40-question survey that allowed their employment practices to be analyzed by the consulting firm of Personnel Dynamics Consulting of Florida.

Some of the data measured were 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.

This is the 10th year Workforce Development Inc. has brought the Best Places to Work program to southeast Minnesota.