Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Tallgrass Creek, Named to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Erickson Living, Developer/Manger of Tallgrass Creek,  Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology BALTIMORE, MD (June 19, 2012) - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, KS, today announced 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 93rd on this year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld  (June 18, 2012), along with results from the 19th 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.  "By having diversity of thought, perception, background and experience, our team culture thrives, creating a rewarding work environment that opens up new opportunities for professional development and growth." As one of the Best Places to Work in IT, Erickson Living's 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." "The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.  "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects." About Tallgrass Creek: Tallgrass Creek, which has nearly 300residents, offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers.  Also, there are scores of resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, and philanthropy. About Erickson Living: Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of Continuing Care Retirement Communities, based in Baltimore, Maryland.  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.  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 website (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. About the Best Places to Work in IT: The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld.  The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.  In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.