If you’ve followed our blog, you know that American Fidelity appreciates Colleagues.. We are shown how much we are valued through small gestures from our managers and teams to large events for the entire Company. One of the great recognition programs we have is the Colleague of the Month (COM) Award. Anyone can nominate a Colleague who has shown they go above and beyond providing great Customer service and living our values by filling out a simple online form. Each month the members of the Colleague of the Month team review the nominations and cast their votes. They tally the votes and choose a winner. It’s not just the award that makes it so great. The team contacts the winner’s manager and sets up a time for a small, surprise presentation. The COM team and the winner’s team get together for a “meeting” and the surprise announcement is made. Comments from the nominations are shared and the Colleague of the Month is presented with a bag full of goodies to share with their team, a $25 gift certificate to the AF Company Store; choice of move tickets, on-site massage or car wash; a desk award and a $200 gift card! At the end of each year, all of the COM winners are considered for the Colleague of the Year award. A presentation is set for this award and everyone in the Company is invited – the president of our Company is even there to present the award. This is a great way to recognize our Colleagues for their hard work serving our Customers. How do you show appreciation for other’s hard work? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to check out the OKC job openings at AFA and our field positions. You can also learn more about the Company and our hiring process.