IC System Named a 2021 Star Tribune Top 175 Workplace
St. Paul, MN – IC System has been named one of Minnesota’s Top 175 Workplaces by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available on the Star Tribune’s website and was also published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 20.
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 at Minnesota public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
“It’s an honor to be named one of Minnesota’s Top 175 Workplaces,” said John Erickson, President and CEO, who heads the company’s third generation of family ownership. “We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure our employees feel like they’re part of a family. Most importantly, it’s great to know that our employees feel engaged and enjoy working here.”
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.”
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.
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.
IC System ranked 18th in the midsize business category. The Star Tribune also named IC System a Top Workplace in 2017, and a Top 150 Workplace in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
“Our top Core Value is People,” said Joe Erickson, Director of Human Resources. “We’ve learned that when we build a solid corporate culture with people at the center, everything else falls into place. So we celebrate our people with awards, monthly events, free lunch in the office, and community giving opportunities. And we made sure to support people during the pandemic with socially distanced drive-thru events and virtual clubs. It’s all about people here, and that’s what makes us successful.”
About the Author: Brian Eggert
Brian Eggert is a business development specialist and writer for IC System, one of the largest receivables management companies in the United States. With 18 years in the collection industry, Brian's experience includes operations, client service, proposal writing, blogging, content creation, and web development.