SOURCE: Erickson Living

Erickson Living

June 21, 2011 16:15 ET

Erickson Living Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2011 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Cited for Its Innovations in Creative Workplace Environment, Fostering Productivity, Community Service Outreach and Employee Benefits / Compensation

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Erickson Living, one of the leading national developers and managers of full-service continuing care retirement communities, today announces that IDG's Computerworld magazine has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that provide their information technology (IT) professionals with a creative and stimulating work environment, great career opportunities, as well as exceptional benefits and compensation. Erickson Living was ranked 81st on this year's list. Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld (June 20, 2011) along with results from the 18th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

"Erickson Living's Information Technology professionals have a long history of quality service and a unique commitment to serving a diverse customer base," said John F. Triscoli, Erickson Living's Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "This recognition demonstrates that by fostering an enjoyable, supportive and creative work environment that is 'mission-driven' and provides its staff with a full range of competitive benefits, a great place to work can become even greater."

As one of the Best Places to Work in IT, Erickson Living understands the importance of creating avenues for IT professionals' success, including in helping them gain new skills, as well as rewarding them for outstanding performance. "Erickson Living builds its high-performance team through a comprehensive, integrated employee engagement program that includes extensive employee input into goals, development plans and performance assessments; robust two-way communication; and a performance-based employee value plan that aligns personal and team objectives," according to Senior Vice President of Human Resources Julie Judge. "The end result is a culture where people give discretionary effort and see Erickson Living as a career destination."

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer's revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities."

About Erickson Living: Has been based in Baltimore County, Maryland, since 1983. The company's core business is developing and managing retirement communities. The Erickson Living network currently comprises 16 campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 people and employ more than 12,000. For middle-income people, the Erickson Living lifestyle offers unparalleled opportunities and is the best financial and health decision people 62-plus can make. Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at: www.ericksonliving.com.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About the Best Places to Work in IT
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.