Archives for September 2016

AGL Atlanta – Bingo Night At Sunrise Senior Living

AGL Atlanta Employees spent an evening with the lovely residence of the local Sunrise Senior Living community. Sunrise places fullsizerenderits efforts in a resident-centered approach that gives the individual the care they need in addition to daily support with an emphasis in maintaining a reasonable level of independence.img_7614

The AGL Employee Foundation donated a new Bingo set , prizes and served dessert to all participants. Employees also played the role of Bingo caller and helping check cards. Employee’s had a chance not only to make new friends in the area on this fun filled night but gained volunteer hours in doing so.

img_7616Employees volunteer hours are turned into earned dollars through the “Matching Action with Dollars” plan. At the end of the year, employees earned dollars are to a 501-C3 of their choice.

 

AGL ATLANTA Employee goes Over the Edge for LIVESTRONG

img_4623AGL Atlanta raised and donated $500.00 while employee, Taylor Littlefield rappel down the side of Buckhead Tower in support of LIVESTRONG programs and services.

photo-3LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people around the world affected with cancer. LIVESTRONG connect people and communities with the services they need, and call for state, national and world leaders to help fight cancer. LIVESTRONG strive to be the best possible stewards of the financial commitments that donors and partners make to improve the lives of people affected with cancer today.

AGL ATLANTA aids Louisiana flood victims

Adonations-to-louisana-flood-victimsGL Atlanta teamed up with various local businesses in the Logistics Industry and quickly put together supplies for Louisiana flood victims. “We were given the opportunity to help out. AGL always tries to be a good neighbor and give aid whenever possible” says Mike Shea. Mike coordinated and delivered boxes of baby supplies to a local warehouse for loading into a 53-foot trailer. Over 30,000.00 pounds of supplies were collected and trucked to Louisiana.

Heavy rains in August caused massive flooding in Louisiana, and is considered the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012. Thousands lost their homes and businesses. One parish reportedly had 31 inches of rain in just 15 hours. Louisiana’s governor estimated the floods have caused more than $8.7 billion in damage.

AGL’s employees are committed and involved in volunteering, donations and working with charities beyond state borders.

 

AGL Atlanta recipient of 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

The award program recognizes organizations that understand the link between employee health and well-being and organizational performances and have implemented a variety of workplace practices in an active effort to create a positive work award_local healthy workplace awardsenvironment.

“In this time of high job stress and increasing demands on employees, exemplary workplaces have made it a priority to create environments that are sensitive to the health and well-being of their workers,” says Dr. Joni Prince, the association’s Psychology in the Workplace Network Chair. “By recognizing these organizations for their efforts, we hope others will take notice and implement similar programs in their workplaces”.

Each applicant was judged on criteria including: employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, work-life balance and employee recognition.

According to a 2012 released national survey by the American Psychological Association, many Americans report chronic work stress, with two out of five (41percent) employees reporting that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday. Meanwhile, employees who feel valued are more likely to report better physical and mental health, as well as higher levels of engagement, satisfaction and motivation, compared to those who do not feel valued by their employers.