Prairie Business Magazine names DWU one of 50 Best Places to Work

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Prairie Business Magazine has released its list of the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains and Dakota Wesleyan University is one of them.

Dakota Wesleyan is the only college or university on this year’s list and the designation is especially special to DWU president Dr. Amy Novak because it is achieved through employee nominations through anonymous employee-satisfaction surveys.

“I am deeply humbled by our faculty and staff who nominated Dakota Wesleyan for this honor,” Novak said. “Their commitment makes excellence possible on this campus. This recognition affirms our work to create an inclusive environment that is supportive of each employee’s growth and professional development. We also believe this speaks to the family atmosphere that we have tried to foster and our understanding that each employee comes with obligations both inside and outside the workplace. We want to honor the complexity of people’s lives with benefits and flexibility that recognize this reality. It’s a tremendous honor for DWU to be selected among 1,300 nominees across the region.”

The survey sought input on each employer’s benefits, workplace culture and employee morale, among other factors. Prairie Business received more than 1,300 nominations from employees from around the region, said Tom Dennis, Prairie Business editor, in a press release.

“As organizations, the 50 Best Places to Work range in size from small businesses with a dozen or so employees, to national companies that are doing business in 48 states,” Dennis said. “But they all have one thing in common: a workplace culture that inspires loyalty and enthusiasm among employees.”

The 50 Best winners will be honored in the magazine, which is now available online here.