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Energage names North Star Resource Group a winner of the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award

MINNEAPOLIS — January 28, 2021 — Today North Star Resource Group has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces. This is the inaugural year for Top Workplaces USA, built on the program’s 14-year history surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces awards.

“Being recognized as a Top Workplace in the US is a compilation and credit in doing many little things right. The big thing we that do right, which drives our ultimate success, is our purpose—Changing Lives, Forever®. Great companies have great purposes and great people.”

– Ed Deutschlander, North Star CEO

Top Workplaces USA offers national recognition for large organizations, those with more than 150 employees, and those that may have operations in multiple markets. Several thousand organizations from across the country were invited, and more than 1,100 participated in the Top Workplaces USA survey. Winners of the Top Workplaces USA list are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered through an employee engagement survey, issued by Energage. Results are calculated by comparing the survey’s research-based statements, including 15 Culture Drivers that are proven to predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

About North Star Resource Group

North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides individuals, families and businesses with the resources needed to create, preserve and protect their wealth. With a network of 170 advisors in 22 states, North Star has contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 140,000 individuals.*  Additionally, North Star contributes 10 percent of profits each year to worthy nonprofits through the Scott Richards North Star Foundation, totaling $5.8 million donated since 2004.

*Data as of December 31, 2019


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Energage’s Top Workplaces – is based on the employees’ feedback survey compared to Top Workplaces benchmark. Top Workplaces begins with the Workplace Survey. Part of the Energage Platform, the research-backed employee engagement survey measures employee engagement and what drives it. The Energage Workplace Survey measures four culture themes: 1. Align: Company values, direction, cooperation, meetings 2. Connect: Employee appreciation, meaningfulness, potential, well-informed 3. Coach: Managers care, employee development, employee growth 4. Perform: Execution, open-mindedness, innovation, clued-in leader. The research-backed employee engagement survey also measures: 1. Employee engagement: Motivation, loyalty, referral 2. Leadership: Confidence in the company leader 3. Fairly valued: Pay, benefits, training, expectations, work-life flexibility. Listing in this publication and/or award is not a guarantee of future investment success. This recognition should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial professional by any client. No compensation was provided directly or indirectly by the recipient for participation or in connection with obtaining or using the third-party rating or award.