Sedgwick CMS Awarded Employer of Choice® Recertification

Oct 18, 2011, 15:48 ET from Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announced today that it has been successfully recertified as an Employer of Choice for the eighth straight year.  The Employer of Choice designation is granted to public, private, and not-for-profit employers that demonstrate effective implementation of best practices in attracting, developing, and retaining outstanding people. 

"Being awarded the Employer of Choice designation again this year is a testament to the outstanding work of our 9,600 colleagues and their commitment to the core values of our company," said David A. North, president and chief executive officer of Sedgwick CMS.  "Amid a challenging economic climate and a time of rapid growth for Sedgwick CMS, our colleagues remained focused on delivering excellence for our clients and business partners, continuing their individual and professional growth, and working to improve our organization from the inside out.  It is very gratifying to me and to all of our colleagues to once again be recognized in this meaningful way."

"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.  "This level of consistent performance is a reflection of Sedgwick CMS' enlightened leaders and a culture that is among the best."

With another year of certification, Sedgwick CMS has now maintained uninterrupted standing as an Employer of Choice since its initial certification in 2004.  Sedgwick CMS is the only risk and insurance services organization to have been awarded national certification as an Employer of Choice.    

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.comContact: Joyce Gioia, CEO, Employer of Choice, Inc., 336-282-2019,

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions.  Sedgwick CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration, managed care, program management, risk consulting, and related services to clients through the expertise of approximately 9,600 colleagues in more than 190 offices in the U.S. and Canada.  The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absence; general, automobile, and professional liability; alternative markets; and warranty and credit card claims services as well as Medicare compliance solutions.  Sedgwick CMS and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices that meet client needs.  For more see

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