Hiway has been named one of the Top 175 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. This is the eighth year in a row that Hiway has earned the distinction of being one of the state’s best employers. This year, Hiway ranked 45th amongst the midsized companies (150-499 employees).

Produced by the same team that compiles the 30-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 76,000 employees representing more than 3,000 Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

“Hiway takes great pride in creating a culture where our associates feel rewarded, needed and challenged,” said Hiway President Dave Boden. “Being named one of the state’s top workplaces confirms to us that we are doing things the right way for our people. Last year was tremendously challenging in many ways, and our team showed their resilience, their flexibility and their strengths-and we continue to find new ways to meet the needs of our members and to be positive contributors to our communities.”

Over the past several years, Hiway has made several moves to provide more for their associates, including adding 12 weeks of paid parental/medical leave and raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all positions. An active member of the St. Paul community, Hiway also encourages volunteerism by providing associates 12 hours of paid time per year to support causes important to them. During this past year’s pandemic, Hiway rewarded its member-facing associates with 20 percent bonus pay for several weeks in recognition of their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 175 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 175 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Nearly 3,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/mn-top-workplaces and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 20.

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