Mandan, N.D., August 30, 2016 — For the third consecutive year, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) has been recognized by Prairie Business magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern plains. Companies were nominated through an anonymous employee survey that outlined work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. Consideration was also given to the number of nominations received per company. The 50 businesses have been honored in the magazine’s September issue, which is available on www.prairiebusinessmagazine.com.
“Employees in the companies nominated for this list wait eagerly to find out if their workplace has been chosen,” says Lisa Gibson, editor of Prairie Business. “It’s a point of pride for our winners because being nominated as a great place to work by actual employees on all levels of hierarchy is a testament to really being a great company. You can’t claim to be a great place to work unless the employees who actually work for you agree.”
Now in the third year of conducting the Best Places to Work contest, Prairie Business received nearly 950 surveys. “We’re happy to present this year’s winners and offer our congratulations to them all,” Gibson says.
“This award is an honor for NISC. Not only because of the acknowledgment from Prairie Business but also because the nomination itself came from our staff. We operate our IT cooperative based off six shared values, values that guide how we conduct our business. Getting this honor for the third consecutive year is an affirmation of those shared values we have in place to help make this organization successful and our employees feel appreciated and empowered,” said Kari Reichert, NISC Vice President of People Services.
About Prairie Business magazine: For more than 16 years, Prairie Business magazine has served as the only business-to-business magazine dedicated to the northern Plains region. More than 21,000 print and digital copies are distributed monthly. The magazine focuses on the success and opportunities in the northern Plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota and covers a variety of business topics including higher education, finance, architecture and engineering, agribusiness, energy, health care, economic development, tourism, technology and construction.
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members/Customers. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to more than 800 independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including billing, accounting, engineering and operations, automated mailroom services, third-party integration as well as many other solutions. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Shawano, Wis., NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,100 professionals between the four locations. Additional information can be found at www.nisc.coop.