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NewsVGM Group once again named a Top Workplace in Iowa

For the fourth time in six years, VGM Group was selected as a finalist for Iowa’s Top Workplace among large employers. The company has taken a top spot in each of the past three years it has participated: 2015, 2017, 2019 and was ranked fifth in 2020.

Rankings for the award are based entirely on employees’ opinions from an anonymous survey performed by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. The survey asks employees to assess metrics such as engagement, alignment and company leadership.

“We're once again extremely honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace in the state,” said Mike Mallaro, VGM's CEO. “The award is particularly rewarding knowing it is based on how our employees feel about VGM and how we work. There are so many amazing companies across Iowa. To be named among them, well that is quite a recognition of what we have going on here at VGM.”


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The Top Workplaces survey took place between Feb. 27 and March 11 of this year. During that time, VGM had 85% of its employees respond with their feedback on the company. This award is a reflection of that opinion and was announced Sept. 10 during a virtual ceremony hosted by the Des Moines Register.

Along with the accolades of being a finalist, VGM’s management team can review survey stats and anonymous comments to recognize strengths and diagnose areas that may need improvement.

“Being recognized as a Top Workplace is a great honor and is a credit to every person who works at VGM—because each one of our employee owners helps shape the company and make it what it is,” said Sara Laures, VGM Group's chief people officer. “Last year’s responses already resulted in a number of changes to our company. We have added an Allyship policy, an Employee Choice Holiday, an option to sell back PTO, and perhaps one of our biggest changes, a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.”

VGM Group is a member services organization, providing business solutions to more than 25,000 companies throughout the United States and Canada. The company employs nearly 1000 employees, and those numbers continue to increase due to the company’s growth initiatives, particularly within its VGM Fulfillment and HOMELINK divisions.