“At Zurvita we walk the talk by serving and demonstrating real compassion for the wellbeing of one another.”
—BRANT WALLACE SVP OF RESOURCES & STRATEGY
|Company / Zurvita Inc.
Headquarters / Houston, Texas
Number of Full-Time Employees / 110
Year Founded / 2008
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY CULTURE IN A FEW SENTENCES?
Zurvita’s Founding Principles guide our business at every level. The Primary Founding Principle, creating a company that Honors and Glorifies God, permeates through every area of the business. So much so, that Zurvita’s employees and leadership walk the talk by serving and demonstrating real compassion for the well-being of one another, our field consultants, and our customers. In other words, we genuinely care about each of the lives that we are changing.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S COLLABORATION EFFORTS WITH EMPLOYEES IN ALLOWING THEM TO VOICE THEIR THOUGHTS, IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS.
We utilize a website run by employees, wherein peer recognition, ideas, and suggestions are presented and discussed. In addition, on a monthly basis, we have an all-hands meeting to update staff and listen to employee thoughts and ideas. The following month, we update employees on the acceptance and implementation of some of their ideas. Finally, we offer a bounty for ideas that generate top line revenue or reduce back-end costs.
WHAT UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL PERKS DO YOU OFFER?
At Zurvita, we are proud to offer our employees diverse opportunities to volunteer through our Ministries’ programs. We support and care about our employees by providing a Corporate Counselling Program for the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of our employees. Zurvita is pleased to have a Financial Freedom Program offering financial education and access to retirement specialists and money managers. Since Zurvita is in the business of serving people, we offer a voluntary 1-year training program that teaches people to serve in ministry. To date, 28% of our employees have gone through this training and utilized this unique perk.
OUR INDUSTRY SPENDS A LOT OF TIME WORKING ON DISTRIBUTOR RECOGNITION PROGRAMS. HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY BRING THE SAME RECOGNITION TO YOUR EMPLOYEES?
Our company offers Ongoing Employee Peer Recognition. Monthly, the department heads get together and recognize one or two outstanding employees. The recognized employees are given prizes, night out with their spouse, trips, cruises, gift cards, and time off. Every year the outstanding employees are recognized on stage at our National Convention.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS IN THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?
Zurvita values both personal and professional development. We offer tuition reimbursement and internal leadership and management training. We provide full access to Online Training Modules via Lynda.com and other universal learning platforms. To support personal development, our company provides access to Discipleship Training/Bible Study and to a Company Nutritionist and Trainer. We also support and grant the ability to moonlight or work side hustles and jobs in their area of interest or specialization.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY?
Zurvita is passionate about giving back to the community. Ten months out of the year, Zurvita partners with its Corporate Foundation, Zurvita Ministries, to go out into impoverished areas in the
United States to feed at least 500 people. In 2018, we fed over 12,000 people across 11 cities in one day. Our company also participates with Disaster Relief Efforts around the world.
WHAT IS THE SINGLE MOST FUN DAY OF THE YEAR AT YOUR COMPANY? WHY?
Our Zurvita employees love our Thanksgiving Lunch/ Dinner because it is a time when each and every one candidly (and sometimes emotionally) shares stories of why they are grateful, how the company has impacted their life, and what their goals are for the following year.
HOW MANY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN AT YOUR COMPANY FOR FIVE YEARS OR MORE? AND WHY DO YOU THINK THEY STAY?
Zurvita is thrilled to have 47 employees that have been with us for more than five years. We feel that our culture, transparency, friendships, and support make Zurvita a place that people want to stay at. We treat each like we are family, because we are.
WHAT IS SOMETHING NEW THAT YOU’VE ADDED IN 2019 TO ENHANCE YOUR WORK PLACE?
In 2019, Zurvita has many exciting plans in place. We have added Internal Health Challenges to help our employees personally develop. We are embracing and highlighting diversity with a Semi-Annual Potluck Lunch. We are also designing new office spaces with quiet and activity areas. We will be completing a monthly highlight on a different team or department. It is going to be a fantastic year!