BHI Advanced Internet was named one of the Top Workplaces in the Twin Cities metro area based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune. The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on June 20.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 19-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the metro based on employee opinions about company leadership, career opportunities, workplace flexibility, compensation, and benefits. The analysis included responses from over 33,000 employees at Minnesota public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Making its debut on the list, BHI Advanced Internet ranked 36 among companies with 50–149 employees. The rankings in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

“BHI is proud to have such a high caliber group of people that believe in the company and work hard to maintain its position as a leader in Internet security and PCI compliance solutions,” says Dave Perrill, president of BHI Advanced Internet. “We are honored to have been named to the Top Workplaces and hope to become a familiar face on the list for years to come.”

“I congratulate each of the companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces on their outstanding accomplishment,” says Star Tribune publisher Michael J. Klingensmith. “They have succeeded in creating a positive workplace for their employees during very challenging economic times.”

Just in the past year, BHI has grown significantly, increasing its staff by 30 percent in 2009 and continuing its recruitment efforts this year. The company offers a wide range of Internet security, managed network, and PCI compliance services to the multi-site retail industry. SecureConnect, BHI’s innovative flagship service, provides reliable, secure, and PCI-compliant networks at thousands of locations for leading retail brands across the U.S. and Canada.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have 50 or more employees in the Twin Cities metro area. Over 1,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.