Custom Alarm was recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the fourth straight year.
The purpose of the program is to recognize some of the best employers in our local area and provide vital information to companies about the practices they use to attract and retain employees. Each company participating was required to complete a 40-question survey that allowed their employment practices to be analyzed by the consulting firm of Personnel Dynamics Consulting of Florida. The data was measured on parameters as: turnover, rate of growth, promotion rates, employee evaluations and feedback, percentage of employee injured, diversity of management, benefits offered, training expenditures, paid days off and increase in pay.
“Receiving this award and recognition for the 4th year in a row is validating to us as an organization especially during this time,” states Custom Alarm CEO Melissa Brinkman. “Now more than ever we are doing our best to hold onto our culture and adapt through this changing time. We have a strong foundation and do a lot of things right; we are proud of our team and how adaptable they are and want to continue to foster this and focus on how we can best take care of our customers.”
Custom Alarm excelled in many areas throughout the 40-question survey, which led them to receiving this great honor. Some areas where Custom Alarm excelled was agin in their commitment to training with an average of 35 hours/year dedicated to ongoing training. Another area was with regard to promotions and the percentage of promotions in the organization, for a small company to have advancement opportunities is really a testament to how they focus on developing a strong culture and developing their people.