2018 Best Places to Work in Direct Selling – Nu Skin


“There is a reason employees refer to themselves as part of the ‘Nu Skin family’. The company continually pushes the boundaries in its efforts to enrich the lives of its employees.”
—Dave Daines, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources

 

Company / Nu Skin
Headquarters / Provo, Utah
Number of Full-Time Employees / 1,200+
Year Founded / 1984

What makes your company one of the best places to work in direct selling?
There is a reason employees refer to themselves as part of the ‘Nu Skin family’. The company continually pushes the boundaries in its efforts to enrich the lives of its employees, helping create a happy, loyal work atmosphere where people feel needed and appreciated.

The company has been able to retain and attract top-notch employees. In fact, nearly half of the 1,200+ employees at its corporate headquarters in Provo have been with the company 10 years or more. In a recent global employee survey, the vast majority of employees cited Nu Skin’s force for good mission to improve lives and the company’s generosity as major factors in their job satisfaction.

As a Nu Skin family, employees not only work together, but also play together. This is especially apparent in Nu Skin’s over-the-top company events such as a summer party at Lagoon, holiday parties, luncheons and bonuses for local employees who have been with the company 10 or more years.

What is your top priority when it comes to maintaining a great work environment?
We have a fun environment and empower employees to do their work. One of our goals is to help Nu Skin employees grow as individuals and be their best selves. We do this by helping them enjoy what they do and by having activities and events throughout the year, such as watching the Olympics, March Madness events or family Lagoon trips.

One way we create a fun work environment is by embracing March Madness. We invite the Utah Jazz Dunk Team to come and perform for our employees, and then we play the basketball games on seven of our big screens throughout our building. Employees are invited to come and relax, watch the games, and eat while enjoying March Madness.

What unique or unusual benefits do you also offer?
For more than 20 years, Nu Skin has promoted a healthy environment for its employees through its Nu Health program. This program rewards employees for healthy lifestyles, tests for risk factors, and offers health counseling, and health insurance premium discounts for those who participate in the Nu Health program. Employees can earn additional vacation days by living a healthy lifestyle and tracking exercise hours.

We also offer select employees a chance to attend an employee service trip in Malawi, Africa. The group of employees works on projects at the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) and experiences firsthand the impact Nu Skin has had on the families in Malawi.

How does your company give back to the community?
Each summer, employees participate in a “Force for Good Day” where employees spend the day performing service in their local community. Last year, over 10,000 bags were filled with school supplies to help children in need be successful in school.
Every year at Christmas, Nu Skin employees also donate their own money to a program called “Giving in our Own Backyard.” A few Nu Skin families have faced significant medical and economic trials. Nu Skin employees have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist employees since the start of the program.

In addition, Nu Skin employees also provides Christmas for nearly 40 local families through its Sub for Santa program each year. This includes needed clothing, toys and books for children.

Nu Skin employees also participate in United Way’s Day of Caring where we give back to those in need in our local communities.

 

How do you develop and maintain trust between all levels of your company?
Our key is open communication. Once a year, Nu Skin holds a company-wide meeting where employees hear firsthand from the management team. In addition, company executives hold town hall meetings throughout the year where they visit a floor of the buildings and take questions from employees. At all times, the management team is very open and available to address any concerns or questions that employees may have.

What is something new that you’ve added in 2018 to enhance your workplace?
Last year we adjusted our sick and vacation time policy for full-time employees and now offer an unlimited number of days for vacation and sick leave. Employees work directly with their managers and are allowed to take whatever they need in terms of vacation hours during the year. We want to provide the flexibility to our employees to ensure a proper work-life balance.


 

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