Great workplaces are worth celebrating.

A Top Workplaces award is a seal of success. All it takes is a quick employee survey. Participation is free. Earn the trusted gold badge.

Nominate your company for a Top Workplaces employer recognition award in Minnesota by March 8th, 2024.

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Top Workplaces Timeline

Step 1: Sign Up

Until March 8th

Step 2: Survey Employees

January to April

Step 3: Receive Results


Step 4: Celebrate!

June 2024

Stand out as one of the elite Top Workplaces in Minnesota. Check out the list of the most recent winners.


  • Gain visibility through print and digital publications of the Star Tribune, reaching more than 1.1 million readers
  • Receive an online profile on, a website hosted by Energage
  • Join us at an exclusive luncheon event, where you can celebrate with your team and network with Minnesota’s top employers
  • Attract and retain the best talent by leveraging your Top Workplaces achievement and showcasing what makes your culture exceptional
  • Use the Top Workplaces logo on company materials and websites to stand out, attract talent and create new business opportunities


Energage assesses your “organizational health.” Our research shows that the core elements of organizational health are what employees value most in the workplace and that organizations with high levels of organizational health outperform their peers. To find out more read the program overview.

  • Surveying: There is no cost for surveying employees online or for receiving recogmnition as a Top Workplace.
  • Results upgrade packages (optional): For companies that wish to have more in-depth access to survey results, Energage offers a number of upgrade packages.
  • Advertising and sponsorship opportunities (optional): The Star Tribune will reach out about opportunites to position your company among Minnesota’s best employers and gain high visibility.

Nominate your organization or contact Energage to register. A trained account representative will be assigned to you to guide you through the process, and will set you up with a login and password to access our secure site.

Your company must employ at least 50 employees in Minnesota to be eligible.

Survey is available in these languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, French – Canadian, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Spanish – Castillian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Additional languages can added for a fee.

We provide access to an online survey.

  • Online survey: If you provide us with your email addresses, we can send a link to the online survey directly to your employees. Each survey has a unique survey code which makes the process more robust as each employee only has access to one survey code and can therefore only complete the survey once.

Yes, Energage takes confidentiality extremely seriously. Without confidentiality, this survey would not provide the candid feedback which makes the results so valuable. We only show survey results that are the aggregate of at least 5 employees. For certain results views we require 10 responders (to display the department associated with a comment) and 30 responders (to show a heatmap).

Your company’s survey results are not shared with any third party.

We have surveyed over 23 million employees via email and have never and will never release a single email address to another party or use a survey-taker’s email address for any purpose other than inviting the individual to take the workplace survey.

A 35% response rate is required to be considered for Top Workplaces designation. For organizations with less than 85 employees, 30 survey responses are required.

No, we keep the names of participants confidential. Only the names of participants that make the Top Workplaces lists are shared with the partner newspaper.

Yes, there are a set of terms that are aimed at laying out the rules, and protecting your confidentiality. Please click here to see the Participation Terms.

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