Congratulations to our Employees of the Month:

October 2018 Employees of the month

Joel P.
His hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed and it shows in the positive feedback from our members. Congratulations!

Melanie M.
Her compassionate attitude and work ethic is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Highland Y! Thank you!

Rosa M.
Her positive attitude and driven work ethic has allowed her to excel in her role as a Site Director. Thank you!

Kristina S.
She’s worked many assignments and has received numerous compliments throughout each one. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

November 2018 Employees of the Month

Carolyn L.
Her dedication towards her work could not be overlooked, as she consistently surprised even her superiors with her above & beyond attitude. She continues to show off her hard work ethic.

Kylee J.
Her passion and positive energy is a breath of fresh air to the CAPS program.  She is a kindhearted joy to work with.  Thank you!

Timothy G 
His professionalism, timeliness and attention to detail have been noted among his strengths. Thank you for all your hard work!

Kayla V.
She makes every person that walks in the door feel important and always has a smile on her face.  She always takes on extra duties when anyone needs help. Congratulations!

Thank you for being part of the team, congratulations!

Purpose:  The purpose of the Employees of the Month Program is to recognize employees who have served YMCA of the East Valley in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through his or her work and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude.

Criteria: The nominee must be a permanent employee and must be approved by his or her supervisor (which will be verified) prior to being named as the recipient of the award.

Any employee can nominate a co-worker simply by filling out and submitting a nomination form.

Employee of the Month Criteria

Employee of the month should exhibit the following:

  1. Dedicated to fulfilling job responsibilities
  2. Demonstrates good customer service skills
  3. Consistently dependable and is punctual in reporting to work
  4. Active involvement in committees, fund-raisers, fairs, trainings, and other miscellaneous activities
  5. Serves as a role model to others
  6. Goes above and beyond the requirements of the job
  1. Displays a helpful, cooperative and positive attitude towards superiors and co-workers
  2. Consistently friendly and available to others
  3. Uses effective listening skills
  4. Has a team player attitude
  5. Voluntarily assists co-workers in order to complete important department projects
  1. Knowledgeable of YMCA of the East Valley policy and procedure
  2. High overall quality of performance
  3. Accurately completes work assignments on time
  4. Controls high stress situations tactfully and calmly
  5. Takes initiative
  6. Requires little supervision
  7. Willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities
  8. Ability to train others and gladly willing to do so
  1. Maintains an appropriate and neat personal appearance and dress
  2. Professional demeanor
  3. Conscientious, honest, hard-working
  4. Integrity, on and off the job

About Our Selection Process

Any employee can nominate a co-worker simply by filling out and submitting a nomination form.

Nominators should keep in mind the judging criteria and write the nomination accordingly.  When asked why a co-worker is deserving of the award, elaborate on your response; give specific examples; using your descriptions, draw a picture for the judges of the perfect YMCA of the East Valley employee.  Attempt to reveal in words how your co-worker met each of the criteria.

Once a month, Management will meet to review all of the nomination submissions.  Each nomination will be graded according to the previously-stated criteria.   The highest scoring nominee will be considered for the award.  Once this is determined, we will verify that the employee is not under any disciplinary action that would cause him or her to be ineligible for the award.

Once the selection has been finalized, Management will present the winners with a certificate signed by the CEO, YMCA keepsake, designated “Employee of the Month” parking space in the employee parking lot and breakfast or lunch with the CEO.

Note:  Each month Breakfast/Lunch with the CEO will be focus on a particular topic


Nominate Your Employee Online

Use our online nomination form to shine light on your staff

Click here to be taken to the Y’s online nomination form.

If you have any questions regarding our Employee of the Month program, please contact the Y’s HR department.