Memphis, Tenn., June 8, 2009 – Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announced today that it has been successfully recertified as an Employer of Choice®. The Employer of Choice designation is granted to public, private or not-for-profit employers that demonstrate effective implementation of best practices in attracting, developing and retaining outstanding people. The certification is for two years rather than the customary one year term. Sedgwick CMS has maintained uninterrupted standing as an Employer of Choice since its initial certification in 2004.
“Retaining Employer of Choice certification for an extended period requires not only outstanding evaluation results but also continuous improvement,” said Joyce L. Gioia, chief executive officer of Employer of Choice, Inc. and co-author of How to Become an Employer of Choice. “Sedgwick CMS has improved its standing in virtually every category used by our independent panel to benchmark the health of employee/employer relationships and workplace practices. It is particularly for their outstanding achievement of sustained progress that we made the highly unusual decision to confer a two-year certification upon Sedgwick CMS.”
“The people of Sedgwick CMS are the real honorees in our Employer of Choice designation,” said David A. North, president and chief executive officer of Sedgwick CMS. “They continue to embrace the opportunities we offer for professional development, provide open feedback that strengthens our services to clients and our internal culture, and demonstrate their commitment to our Core Values. We remain the only risk and insurance services organization to have been awarded national certification as an Employer of Choice. It is my privilege once again to accept this award on behalf of my colleagues.”
Employer of Choice, Inc. is a partner organization of The Herman Group, a provider of strategic business consulting services concentrating on workforce and workplace trends and employee retention. For a detailed discussion of the characteristics of the “Employer of Choice” workplace see How to Become an Employer of Choice by Roger E. Herman and Joyce L. Gioia (Oakhill Press, April 2000). For more visit http://www.employerofchoice.com. Contact: Joyce Gioia, CEO, Employer of Choice, Inc., (336) 282-2019, firstname.lastname@example.org.