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Introducing myHero: ANTHC’s new employee recognition tool

December 17th, 2019 by Fiona Brosnan

myHero is a new electronic tool to help encourage employees to recognize their colleagues from across campus who are exemplifying our behavior standards in big and small ways. This will allow staff to recognize their peers for being great coworkers, going above and beyond and recognizing a job well done.

Each year, ANTHC offers employees the opportunity to give honest, thoughtful feedback by submitting anonymous responses to the ANTHC Employee Engagement Survey. The results help ANTHC gather insight about what is important to our employees and help us identify areas where we can work to improve processes, services and work environments.

Recognition has emerged a common theme in recent employee engagement surveys feedback and leadership is excited to announce the launch of a new employee recognition tool, myHero (located in the myHR portal).

Research shows that peer recognition can set a positive attitude for company culture, and remind entire departments in the company of what their goals are, and what the team is working towards. Most importantly, peer recognition in high performing teams can strengthen the bonds between colleagues.

“We all have an impact on the lives of Alaska Native people, regardless of our role at ANTHC. Our behavior standards were developed as guidelines we ask all employees to commit to and model as we strive to provide the very best service to our patients, each other and our community,” said Stan Bennion, Senior Director of Human Resources and one of the champions on the project. “Through myHero, we are able to recognize our colleagues all year long for actions representing the highest of these standards in the form of raves, which send a kind note for a job well done.“

A note sent in myHero, called a rave, will also be shared in employee communications to highlight great work being done across our organization while reflecting our behavior standards and values to help achieve our vision that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world.

To send a rave to an employee for a job well done, visit myHR, click on the myHero icon, and send a rave note. The rave is then sent to the employee, their supervisor, and your supervisor. It’s a great way to recognize coworkers for various behaviors and show how much you appreciate the work they do for our organization.

You also have the option to recognize multiple employees at once, or even a whole team (up to 10 people can be recognized on a single rave)! All of the raves you receive or sent are saved in your myHero profile and can be accessed at any time.

Submit or receive a rave and you may see it in various employee communication publications across the organization as we recognize jobs well done by our staff across ANTHC.

Align your recognition with ANTHC behaviors but do not just focus on the business goals, focus on recognizing your peers for their work and countless contributions, both big and small!

  • Accountability: We accept our role in making responsible and sustainable decisions for our team, time, funding and property.
  • Communication: We respectfully and ethically interact with each other and those we serve and communicate to share information.
  • Professionalism: We take pride in our work and act as role models for others.
  • Quality: We strive to deliver outstanding performance in every aspect of our work.
  • Respect: We recognize the value in other people and treat each other with compassion.
  • Teamwork: We include others and utilize collective knowledge, talents and efforts to advance ANTHC’s vision.