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Atlas Group Staff Values Champion

At a recent Atlas Insurance staff event, Laureen Hili Caruana of Atlas Healthcare was given an award for being voted by colleagues throughout the Atlas Group as the Values Champion for the year. The runners up, Jesmond Farrugia and Sarkis Ankeshian, were also awarded.

The awards were presented by Managing Director Michael Gatt during a staff event for the insurance and investments group. “We recognize the fact that in the service industry, we maintain competitive advantage by investing in excellence in people. As well as other training and incentives, we felt we wanted to recognize those people who really exceed expectations in the service they offer to their clients, colleagues and shareholders.”

Staff at Atlas voted for colleagues whom they considered as “champions” for each Atlas Value throughout 2010 and the three winners were those staff who garnered most votes through the five rounds of voting, each round representing one of the Atlas values of Empowerment and Innovation, Ambition, Commitment to Service, Respect, and Creating value for all Stakeholders.

This initiative came through the creation of a voluntary staff working group which was given the specific remit to find ways to ‘live’ the Atlas values which had been chosen by staff some years ago.

Whilst congratulating the winners, Jackie Attard Montalto, HR manager and committee member, said that “We felt the necessity to keep our chosen values alive, and to keep on encouraging staff to understand what it means to live the Atlas values.”  

This led to an initiative that required staff to nominate a colleague within their department who, in their opinion, reflects that particular value most.  Atlas staff were invited to re-read and understand the true meaning of the value, and subsequently nominate a colleague who reflects the company value presented during that month.  A presentation by the HR department with results and staff comments about each nomination would follow.

From L to R: Michael Gatt (Managing Director), Jackie Attard Montalto (HR Manager) and Laureen Hili Caruana
(Atlas Values Champion and Health Claims Assistant Manager) during the presentation

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