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The inside scoop on our OUTSIDE 100 Best Places to Work award.

We are honored, humbled and incredibly proud to be recognized as the 15th healthiest workplace in the U.S. by America’s leading active lifestyle brand, OUTSIDE magazine. As one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2017, we all consider Hailey Sault to be a great workplace for employees who respect the environment and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors.

We believe in better. And we believe that better starts with promoting a healthy work-life balance and a workplace that feels like home, at one of the highest points overlooking Lake Superior. Here, our team comes together for everything from group workouts and yoga in the office’s dedicated wellness studio to volunteering for the likes of United Way, Islands of Brilliance and our in-house “Workshop” that pairs local non-profits with student interns

“What happens here reflects our values: we’re passionate, curious, genuine and fearless. We exist to create a healthier world and that starts with each of us being able to pursue a journey to a more fulfilling and healthy destination. We’re proud of our team, our culture and the journey we’re taking together.”

- Marsha Hystead, Hailey Sault partner and chief creative officer

OUTSIDE defines its winning companies as those that value productivity in combination with an active, eco-conscious lifestyle, for a fulfilling experience inside and outside the office. A value that we hold close. This is OUTSIDE’s tenth year providing the Best Places to Work and Hailey Sault’s first year to submit to the rigorous two-part survey and evaluation process by The Best Companies Group and be selected to the final list.

“Since 2012, I’ve hoped our company would evolve in ways that would allow us to be considered for this recognition—because it means we are purposefully working in healthy, balanced ways and making an impact in our community. We’re honored and proud to see that vision come true.”

Mike Seyfer, Hailey Sault partner and CEO

Partners who work with Hailey Sault to foster a better workplace have been taking note. It's something they feel when stepping inside the door. 

“When it comes to a progressive health and wellness commitment, Hailey Sault is the real deal. They set aside three hours each week to onsite workouts and yoga. That investment in employees’ physical development is paramount to building a successful company.”

- Eric Franklin, an XMT-3 Training personal trainer and wellness
advisor to Hailey Sault. 

Our commitment to employee success extends beyond the body—even though many appreciate our locker rooms with showers that facilitate a lunch hour run, bike ride or kayak in nearby Lake Superior. Dogs work alongside us. Ping pong matches, puzzles, company retreats and a Friday afternoon social hour or DJ-ing the sound system is par for the course. And Hailey Sault makes the commitment to improvement tangible with opportunities like life coaching, financial planning and monthly “Soapbox” public speaking events.

OUTSIDE's Best Places to Work 2017 in Minnesota

  • Ergodyne; Saint Paul, Minn. (8)
  • Hailey Sault; Duluth, Minn. (15)
  • Haberman; Minneapolis, Minn. (51)
  • Carmichael Lynch; Minneapolis, Minn. (70)
  • Voyageur Outward Bound School; Saint Paul, Minn. (75)

Outside’s Best Places to Work 2017 is available at OutsideOnline.com. For a list of past winners and for more information on the selection process, visit Bestplacestoworkoutside.com.

Topics: Content, Best Place to Work 2017, OUTSIDE Award

Jake Kapsner

Written by Jake Kapsner

A Hailey Sault senior writer, Jake has created more health care campaigns than he can shake a stethoscope at. With two decades of journalism, cause marketing, social and broadcast experience, he likes making meaningful media. And he likes getting away from all that—especially in the woods and shores along Lake Superior.