Lynnville-Sully, Grinnell Mutual named Top Workplaces by The Des Moines Register (Hometown Press article)

posted Oct 1, 2017, 1:27 PM by   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 1:52 PM ]

A caring, collaborative culture, family-friendly values, and opportunities to make a difference are a few defining points employees look for in a job. That kind of feedback and more is what Iowa employees reported to “The Des Moines Register” as part of the annual quest to discover Iowa’s Top Workplaces. Two area employers – Lynnville-Sully Community School District and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance – are again making the list in their respective categories as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces, released in the Sept. 17 issue of “The Des Moines Sunday Register.” 
For the last four years, the Lynnville-Sully Community School District has been named a Top Workplace. The growing school district ranks 14th in the small company category, the best placement they have achieved, and is the second school listed in the top 75. Lynnville-Sully was one of six primary/secondary schools recognized as a Top Workplace in their respective category. The school district employs 80 staff members who are proud to be Hawks and committed to the school district’s mission of “fueling the passion for learning and educating all students to achieve their full potential.”

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company was also named to “The Des Moines Register’s” Top Workplaces, one of 10 companies that have made the list for seven straight years.

“The Register,” in partnership with WorkplaceDynamics, ranked Grinnell Mutual the eighth-best large company (500 or more employees) to work for in the state. Grinnell Mutual President and CEO Larry Jansen won the Top Workplace Leadership Award in the large company category.

“On behalf of our nearly 800 employees, Grinnell Mutual is pleased to be recognized as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for a seventh consecutive year, and I am humbled by my leadership award,” said Jansen. “This reinforces my belief that our employees are our most valuable assets, and it is an honor to know they feel good about coming to work each day.”

Grinnell Mutual has been in business since 1909 and is the 109th-largest property casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America. The company provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies as well as property and casualty insurance.

“The Register’s” annual employer recognition program partners with WorkplaceDynamics to survey employees at participating workplaces employing 35 or more people. The results of those surveys are then ranked in small, mid-sized, and large-company categories.