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Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota named one of the Top 100 Workplaces

Employees vote LSS as a great place to work



Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota based on an employee-based survey project of the Star Tribune.  A special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 19 highlighting the honorees.  The report can also be found at the Star Tribune's website.

The Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces initiative recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits.  The analysis included responses from over 60,500 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are derived from survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.  Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is ranked number 21 on the large company list.     

“Our participation in this survey began with a nomination by one employee and as the 53% response rate shows, a shared experience was expressed by over half of our employees,” said Joyce Norals, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.  “What we do is hard work, but it’s work of the heart.  Our employees have passion and are dedicated to serving others; to see that recognized in this way brings even greater value to what we do.”

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the State of Minnesota.  My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.” 

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota offers a wide variety of human support services relating to the basics of life — food, shelter, safety, physical and emotional well-being.  The non-profit organization, headquartered in St. Paul, serves over 100,000 Minnesotans yearly with operations in 300 Minnesota communities, and employs over 2,400 people.