Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SouthCrest Bank receives WorldatWork Seal of Distinction; Earns national honors for commitment to employees

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce that SouthCrest Financial Group Inc. (SCSG:PK) has earned WorldatWork’s Seal of Distinction for 2017.

The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness. Based in Atlanta, SouthCrest Financial Group Inc. is one of 160 organizations to be honored as a 2017 recipient during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. May 7-10.

“There’s no higher honor we could possibly hope for than one that cites our company-wide dedication to an employee-centric workplace that offers a host of opportunities for our professionals to grow, excel and prosper,” declared Brian D. Schmitt, President and CEO of SouthCrest Financial Group and SouthCrest Bank. “This honor really belongs to our exceptional HR team and the leadership of Dave Roberts, our Senior Vice President for Human Resources. They’ve set a standard for employee excellence and reward of which we all can be proud.”

Other Georgia winners were: Alston & Bird LLP; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Emory University; NCR Corporation; Sibley Heart Center Cardiology; and WellStar Health System.

Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation,required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership.

Applicants are evaluated on: Health and wellness, pay for time not worked, unpaid time off, retirement perquisites, base pay, bonus programs, short term and long term incentives, performance management, recognition, development opportunities, caring for dependents, culture initiatives and community involvement, financial wellness, workplace flexibility and workforce experience.

“We congratulate SouthCrest Bank and all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere,” stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. “This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I’m confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.”

This year’s recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals – and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2017 list includes 80 companies who are first-time Seal of Distinction recipients. Eighty companies have received the seal in previous years. In addition, 11 organizations have qualified every year since WorldatWork started presenting the Seal of Distinction in 2012.


SouthCrest Financial Group, Inc. is a $550 million asset bank holding company headquartered in Woodstock, Ga. The company operates a 12 branch network throughout Georgia and Alabama through its subsidiary bank, SouthCrest Bank, N.A. The bank provides a full suite of retail and commercial banking services, and online banking services.


This presentation may contain certain “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results and shareholder values to differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include economic conditions, government regulation and legislation, changes in interest rates, credit quality, competition, and other risk factors. For more information on SouthCrest Financial Group, please contact Andy Borrmann, Chief Financial Officer, at 678-734-3505.


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