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National recognition: Mesquite ISD tabbed as a top place to work
The Mesquite ISD was named one of the Top 150 places in the nation to work by Workplace Dynamics. The selection makes MISD one of only three school districts listed.
"In mid-January we were notified that we were on the list. We were asked to keep it quiet until they were ready to release the complete list," said Laura Jobe, MISD spokeswoman. "We were really pleasantly surprised to be on the list."
According to their website, Workplace Dynamics compiled the national list based on its top workplaces programs that it has with 30 major publishers across the United States. Companies were also allowed to apply directly to the national program.
The company evaluated approximately 5,000 organizations before compiling its Top 150.
Jobe added that one of the MISD's goals is to hire, develop and retain standout employees.
"Hopefully this will allow us to attract the very best out there and to keep them," Jobe said.
Workplace Dynamics used a survey with 22 questions answered by employees to rank the companies. The survey was sent to employees of various companies by email and completed. The survey is the sole basis for the rankings, which means the employees are directly responsible for their company being named one of the top places to work.
"They sent out the questionnaire and they had to have 350 responses to be considered," Jobe said. "It really is a good feeling when employees give anonymous responses and the results turn out in your favor. This really reiterates how much we value our employees and try to develop the workplace for their benefit as much as we can. It makes me feel really proud to be named one of the top places to work. It's not so much the competition part of it but the fact we are recognized for what we do here and I really appreciate that."