"We value this recognition as evidence of our commitment to foster a creative, productive workplace for our highly valued associates,” Sandra Garrett, President, Jackson & Coker.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) April 26, 2011
Jackson & Coker has ranked # 5 among the, “Best Companies to Work For,” in its size category, according to a recent Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) report. This is the second year in a row that Jackson & Coker has placed near the top of the list of contenders. This year 118 companies competed for such industry-wide recognition.
“We value this recognition as evidence of our commitment to foster a creative, productive workplace for our highly valued associates,” said Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker. “Our firm sets high performance standards for all associates, but at the same time we believe that they should enjoy their work and the opportunities for promotion and social engagement that we provide,” she added.
The company is very selective in its hiring process, which includes administering an in-depth analysis of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. “Candidates who understand themselves will allow us to develop strategies to meet the demands of the position, allowing us to match candidates’ personal traits with their assigned job role,” Garrett explained.
“The results of their individual profile provide a clear indication of the likelihood for success in physician recruitment, locum tenens sales, or some other function in company operations,” explained Edward McEachern, the firm’s Vice President of Marketing.
“We want to make the right fit in order to help new hires work comfortably and successfully in meeting their responsibilities and achieving their goals,” McEachern noted.
“To retain top talent, we have a very intense on-boarding process that extends throughout the first year of employment,” Garrett said. “We offer exceptional hands-on training coupled with an array of benefits including opportunity to advance through involvement in ‘Jackson University.’ Associates can participate in workshops and other learning modules designed to help them sharpen their skills and increase their knowledge base, thus preparing them for more challenging responsibilities during their tenure with the company.”
What also makes the company a great place to work for, according to McEachern, includes generous employee fringe benefits, an in-house fitness center and game room, a cafeteria subsidized by the company, summertime family activities, a black-tie winter “kick-off party,” and charitable / volunteer activities throughout the year.
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About Jackson & Coker
Jackson & Coker (http://www.jacksoncoker.com), a prominent physician staffing firm, believes that all hospitals, clinics, physician practices, and patients should have access to a physician whether for a day, a lifetime, or any of life’s changes in between. For over three decades, Jackson & Coker, a leader in locum tenens recruiting, has been uniting physicians and hospitals to ensure that all patients’ needs are met by providing physicians for as little as a day and as long as a lifetime. The firm specializes in doctor opportunities for physicians at any stage in their professional career.
Headquartered in metro Atlanta, the physician recruitment firm has earned a reputation for providing cost-effective, time-sensitive solutions to both government and commercial health care organizations. The recruitment staff works in two divisions of the company: Retained Search, which places providers in over 40 medical specialties in permanent physician jobs, and locum tenens, a staffing model that recruits medical providers (physicians and CRNAs) for temporary vacancies.
The company has earned a “Gold Seal” designation as a “Certified Health Care Staffing Service” by the Joint Commission and is affiliated with a credentials verification organization (JH CVO) that has received certification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in ten out of ten credentialing services.
Additionally, Jackson & Coker participates in social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter—including managing separate Twitter websites focused on major medical specialties.