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American Fidelity Appreciates Colleagues

December 8, 2016 08:34 AM

Colleague Appreciation Week Taco LineTaco Tuesday Line

During one week each year, American Fidelity takes time out to shower appreciation on our Colleagues. While we appreciate their contributions every week of the year, Colleague Appreciation Week is celebrated to ensure our Colleagues know we understand their contributions to the success of serving our Customers every day. 

The week kicked off with Munchies Monday and a packet of snack crackers delivered to every Colleague. We celebrated Taco Tuesday with free lunch from the Waterfront Grill.Taco!Colleagues registered to win prizes on Wednesday by showing off their oldest (or favorite) AF attire. We got some great photos from the 1980s that took us down memory lane! 

We celebrated our Company’s 56th birthday on Thursday and also took time to give back to the community for Thankful Thursday. Colleagues were treated to cupcakes and entered to win one of 56 prizes. They also brought donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and our 2017 Charity Day schedule was announced.

The week culminated on Fun Friday with Fun Dip delivered to each break room. 

Our full-time work from home and remote Colleagues weren’t forgotten; they each were mailed a box including items from the week and were eligible for all the prizes that were distributed. 

We know that Colleagues who feel appreciated work harder for our Customers. If you want to work for a company that appreciates its Colleagues, check our openings today!

High 5! Celebrating Customer Service

October 7, 2016 10:55 AM

High 5 WinnersGinger Rice, Edie Cave, Dave Carpenter, Lorrie Gates,
Teresa Campbell

 

This week I had the privilege of helping to recognize about two dozen of our Colleagues who have been recognized by their peers for providing excellent Customer service. The whole Company celebrated Customer Service Week, and these Colleagues represent the best of the best.

 

We invited the top achievers to lunch with Company President Dave Carpenter, and he thanked the group for their efforts on behalf of American Fidelity. Dave encouraged the Colleagues to continue their dedication to service.

 

The celebration also marked the end of the first year of our revamped Colleague recognition program: High 5!

 

Colleagues can nominate each other for a kudo if they appreciate a one-time action, or they can nominate fellow Colleagues for a 5 AF Recognition for consistently demonstrating our core values and living our brand. Since its debut, more than 800 nominations have been received to recognize 425 individual Colleagues.

 

This week, we honored the Colleagues who received the most acclaim during the past year. Lorrie Gates and Ginger Rice were the Gold Star achievers, and each received more than 10 nominations.

 

We also saluted Silver Star achievers, and presented honorable mention awards to Colleagues representing departments throughout the Company.

 

What types of recognition do you receive, and what types of recognition are most meaningful to you?

 

Let Social Media Help You Find the Right Job

January 28, 2015 03:00 AM
InformationWeek American Fidelity and other companies are turning to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to assist in their recruiting and hiring efforts. As a job seeker, these sites can wire you directly into an ongoing stream of recruiting news and information, giving you a competitive edge in applying for the perfect job. Here are just a few tips on how you can use social media in your job hunt.
  • Think of a few ideal companies you’d like to work for. Make a point to seek out all of their social media outlets and follow them.
  • LinkedIn is an especially useful tool, as it gives employers like AFA, an opportunity to connect directly with potential candidates whose online resume fits an open position. This process is called “passive” recruiting because the potential candidate may not be “actively” seeking new employment. Keep your profile up to date, and check in for news frequently.
  • Keep your online presence professional. You never know who’s watching you online, so it’s best to keep anything you wouldn’t want potential employers to see private.
  • Social media is an ideal venue for networking and communicating with professional contacts who can potentially lend a hand in your job search. Reach out and seek advice from those you admire professionally.
  • A company’s social media presence can give you a window into their corporate culture, values and mission before you even step in the door for your first interview. This information may guide your decision-making process during the job hunt.
AFA recruiters have been actively taking advantage of these tools, and that’s why I’d like to invite you to follow our recruiting sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to see our most recent openings and learn more about why American Fidelity is such a great place to work. If you’re interested in learning more about how we use social media, make sure to check out this interview with AFA recruiter Alejandra Campos. Be sure to like AFA Careers on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our most recent openings and hottest jobs.

LAMP Lights the Way

April 2, 2014 02:00 AM
0634 As an employee, I want to work for a company I respect and for a manager I trust. Pretty simple, right? I recently read a great article in Forbes about the “Ten Things Only Lousy Managers Say” and was thankful American Fidelity believes in giving our managers the tools they need to succeed. AFA knows that leadership ability may be inherent, but management skills need to be polished. To develop our Colleagues, no matter their role in the Company, AFA developed the Leadership and Management Program (LAMP).  Designed primarily for managers and supervisors but open to anyone with an interest in leadership, LAMP strives to create balanced leaders who understand the AFA culture and have the business skills they need to succeed. LAMP participants have the opportunity to earn certifications in performance management and organizational knowledge.  All aspects of LAMP give leaders the tools they need to better understand the big picture to make better decisions. The program also encourages participants to collaborate to find new and innovative ways to serve Customers. AFA understands the importance of leadership, so it dedicates resources to helping our Colleagues who undertake their first supervisory role. During New Managers School, these Colleagues are given the tools they need to transition into management effectively. What types of leadership development tools does your company offer?  What experiences have helped shape your leadership style? If LAMP sounds interesting to you, consider joining the AFA family. Check out our current Oklahoma City openings and our open field sales positions. &