Cumberland Consulting Group has been recognized as one of the Best Small Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine. This is the third consecutive year the firm has been included in the magazine’s ranking. Each year, Consulting magazine polls consultants nationwide for feedback about the firms they serve in the areas of career development, compensation and benefits, culture and work/life balance.
“This recognition is particularly gratifying for us because a primary objective when we started the firm was to make Cumberland a great place to work,” said CEO and Managing Partner Jim Lewis. “It has always been a top priority of our firm.”
Cumberland consultants report a great deal of satisfaction with their engagements, accomplishments and the quality of work delivered in meeting clients’ needs. In addition, Cumberland had one of the highest utilization rates of firms surveyed this year, yet employees report very strong morale and a very healthy work/life balance.
“Any consulting firm is only as good as its consultants,” said Lewis. “Enhancing the work experience and quality of life of our consultants can only mean success for our firm.” According to Lewis, the Cumberland team feels their profession enables them to make a solid, tangible contribution to the overall quality of health care delivered by their clients.
When asked what specific HR efforts have most impacted on Cumberland consultants’ job satisfaction, Lewis states the firm constantly strives to improve benefits offerings and the partners maintain hands-on involvement in the performance management process for consultants at all levels throughout the organization.
“Our HR approach is to keep the rules and bureaucracy to a minimum and work with individual employees to do what makes sense for them and our business,” he adds.
With meaningful use and extensive, complex health reform requirements now a pressing reality for providers nationwide, Cumberland’s services are in high demand. Since the first award in 2008, Cumberland has grown from 48 to 88 billable consultants.
Cumberland Consulting Group is a national technology implementation and project management firm serving ambulatory, acute, and post-acute health care providers. Through the implementation of new technologies, Cumberland helps their clients advance the quality of patient care they deliver, and improve their business performance. For more information, please visit www.cumberlandcg.com.