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Tastefully Simple ranks among best in nation for employee satisfication

For six years running, Tastefully Simple has been ranked in the top 5 percent of companies nationwide in employee satisfaction.

The direct sales company, featuring easy-to-prepare foods and gifts, currently has more than 350 employees.

"We're proud and honored to receive this distinction," said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple founder and CEO. "We have an absolutely amazing headquarters team, and we're always looking for new ways to work smarter and work together."

The nationwide survey was conducted by the Center for Values Research (CVR), an employee relations consulting group.

It evaluates employees' satisfaction with a variety of elements including benefits, opportunities, culture, working conditions, fairness, work-group cooperation, and overall satisfaction. Divisions of companies such as Best Buy, Nabisco, Bayer and Mission Foods were among those that took part in the survey. 

Tastefully Simple has achieved the esteemed standing for six consecutive years and is aiming for a seventh.

"We're always asking for feedback from our team members, and every single year, we strive to make this an even better place to work and play," said Edgar Timberlake, Tastefully Simple vice president of team relations.

CVR has conducted surveys for more than 800 corporations and nearly 1 million employees, using its capabilities to help to bring the values of employees and the goals of management into systematic alignment. CVR has worked with major companies including Hershey Chocolate USA, Iams, Lillian Vernon, Mercedes-Benz, Star-Kist Foods and Rubbermaid.