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ComputerWorld names General Mills best place to work

General Mills can add another notch to its workplace-satisfaction belt. ComputerWorld has named the company the best place to work in IT, citing its strong benefits and retention.

General Mills can put another notch on its workplace-satisfaction belt.

ComputerWorld magazine today named the Golden Valley food company today the best place to work in IT for 2009.

General Mills’ IT staffing strategy “revolves around hiring the best and the brightest people and then keeping them engaged and challenged enough to want to spend the rest of their careers with the $13.6 billion company.”

By the numbers, the company ranked No. 1 for retention — average tenure in its IT department is 13 years for staffers and 16 years for managers. Turnover is under 5 percent and trending downward.

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“We strongly believe that a great workplace culture is essential for attracting and retaining the best talent in order to drive top tier performance,” information systems VP Mike Martiny said in the company’s statement.

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