The leadership team of Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) is pleased to announce that the agency has been recognized as one of “Iowa’s Top Workplaces” by the Des Moines Register’s Register Media division. Since 2009, Register Media and Workplace Dynamics have worked together with employees to identify and honor companies across the state who exemplify the best in their fields. Based solely on employee evaluations, Top Workplaces celebrates those companies that have the state’s best working environments. To participate, AEA 267 employees responded anonymously to a survey regarding the agency’s organizational effectiveness, values, connection to stakeholders, and working climate. Of the 619 employees employed by the agency, 541 chose to participate in the survey.
Participating employers were organized into size bands, and then ranked within their size band based solely on employee input. Area Education Agency 267 ranked among the top 25 large-size employers (with 500 to 2,500 employees) in the state. Two of Iowa’s other AEAs, Grant Wood AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA, also participated in the survey and were ranked among the best mid-sized employers.
It’s no secret that when employees feel engaged in their work and satisfied with their employer that productivity and results increase. We are proud of our employees and their dedication to our mission and thrilled to be ranked among the best organizations in Iowa!