The employee population of the City of Archdale is made up of 66 individuals in regular full-time and part-time roles. In addition to the regular staff there are 7 elected officials (a Mayor and six council members), as well as a City Manager.
Employees of the City work in various areas within the organization. Often it is good to pull away from strict departmental roles and come together, at least for a short time. In order to promote teamwork, cooperation and camaraderie HR conducts several popular events during the year. These gatherings – such as a “breakfast with the manager” – provide an opportunity for employees in all City departments to come together and meet socially.
The philosophy of Human Resources (HR) is to provide a creative and high energy environment in which to work, learn, and serve the community. We know each employee by their first name and want them to have a balanced and healthy work life. To that end, we strive to provide events and opportunities for the employees of Archdale to promote cohesion and morale enhancement.
Examples of current activities
The United Way Campaign is carried out annually beginning in the fall of the year. Archdale is proud to be a pacesetter organization. This means our employees get the United Way of Greater High Point off to a great start before any other campaigns commence.
Blue Points are available to all eligible employees through our health provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Employees have the opportunity to earn points that may be redeemed for prizes by simply eating healthier and exercising regularly.
Employee Holiday Luncheon is the most well attended employee event of the year, held annually in December. It allows department heads and managers a chance to recognize and honor employees who have achieved special milestones with the City. Some such awards are Police Officer of the Year and United Way Leadership Awards.
The Employee Appreciation Lunch is held annually in the spring. It’s another venue allowing the City Council and City Management a chance to thank staff for their service efforts. The meal, picnic style, is informal and is a great socializing event for departments that don’t normally see each other throughout the year.