Hastings, MINN. (June 10, 2016)—Carlson Capital Management (CCM) is happy to share the news that the firm has been recognized by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board as an Employer of Excellence. In the Board’s inaugural year of granting the award, CCM was one of nine employers honored at an event May 25, 2016.
Small businesses that participated in the program completed a survey that delved into the areas of employee training and development, hiring and retention of employees, benefit plans and more. Employers of Excellence Award recipients were recognized for their top rankings in these categories.
According to Scott Feraro, Carlson Capital Management Director of Human Capital, CCM received notable recognition especially for the firm’s investment in professional development and training. CCM was also noted for the longevity of its employee tenures with the firm. “This is particularly rewarding to us given the resources and strategic planning we’ve intentionally dedicated to these important aspects of our firm.”
Carlson Capital Management, founded in 1987 has grown from a firm of five employees with $100 million in assets under management in 1999, to a firm of 40 employees managing $1.4 billion in assets under management in 2016.
“We are honored to be one of the first businesses in the area to be presented with this award,” said Co-Founder/Principal, Jeff Carlson, “We’re very proud of our talented colleagues at Carlson Capital Management, and it has been a priority for our firm, even in the early years, to invest in the personal and professional development of our team members.”
For more information about the program visit Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board Employer of Excellence.
The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board does not have the criteria for this award publicly posted, other than during the open application period for the award. CCM did not pay a fee to receive this award, and has paid no fees to the Workforce Development Board to promote this award. The organization invites eligible employers in the county to submit a survey for consideration of the award. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board independently honored CCM.