CHICAGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two unusual characters – the healthcare industry and an employee handbook – are defying the norm. Rising Medical Solutions, a medical cost containment and care management company, has taken creativity to a whole new level by infusing its unconventional culture into the company's holy grail: the employee handbook. Embracing the FISH! Philosophy, Rising has published a compelling page-turner and received recognition in the process.
The FISH! Philosophy is a set of simple, practical tools aimed at cultivating an employee culture of engagement, positivity and purpose. The result: happy employees, stellar communication and ecstatic customers.
It's an inspiring philosophy that Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's Strategic Employee Benefit Services (SEBS) has used to establish a "Make Their Day" recognition program, which applauds outstanding business acts. SEBS recently honored Rising for making a big splash in Best Practices in Human Resources.
"Rising has transformed that standard black and white, dry employee policy handbook into a colorful, motivational and even witty 'Play Bill.' Same vital content, just presented in a more memorable way for greater employee comprehension and retention of the material," says Susan Special, Northwestern Mutual Benefit Consultant. "Rising not only captures the 'gold standard' of best practices in HR, but the essence of the FISH! Philosophy."
"We designed our employee handbook as a bold and catchy Broadway show 'Play Bill' program to engage employees," says Sarah Hulsey, Rising's Talent Manager who came up with the idea. Rick Thompson, Rising Vice President of Talent Management and Administration adds, "We're not a boilerplate company. A little creativity and care goes a long way; our employees and clients feel that defining difference."
Prior to this award, Rising has been noted for cultivating a strengths-based culture of passionate people, that fosters cutting-edge innovations and ecstatic customers. The result: superior employee and client retention.
About Rising Medical Solutions Inc. Rising Medical Solutions is a national medical-financial solutions firm that provides medical bill review, hospital bill review and medical cost containment services to the group health, auto, workers' compensation, and liability markets. Inc. magazine and the Private Company Index (PCI) rank the Chicago-based company as one of the fastest growing private enterprises in America.