The Best Places to Work in Direct Selling contest was designed by Direct Selling News with several goals in mind:
- To spotlight the channel as a positive job-creating engine.
- To recognize and honor companies that have created positive work environments and become employers of choice.
- To identify and share best practices with the wider direct selling community.
- To provide valuable feedback and data to participating companies that will assist them in measuring levels of employee satisfaction and engagement.
We all know that direct selling is a people business.
Measuring field engagement is critical to any company’s success, and consistently delivering on that is a hallmark of the channel. But the field is only part of the people equation. Best Places to Work in Direct Selling celebrates the important role companies play as employers in the marketplace and highlights those companies that are setting the bar for establishing and nurturing work experiences and environments that bring out the very best in people.
Congratulations to 2 Time Winner Neora!!
HEADQUARTERS | Dallas, Texas
NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES | 96
YEAR FOUNDED | 2011
What sets your company apart as one of the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling?
The culture. It is one of trust and respect.
How does your company bring the same red-carpet treatment to your employees that you give to your distributors?
We have weekly All Staff calls which include moments for individual and group recognition.
What’s the “definitive elevator pitch” that you would offer to a prospective employee about why they would want to work for your company? Can you describe your culture in just a few sentences?
It is a casual work environment where everyone works hard, and we put a strong emphasis on collaboration.
What is your top priority when it comes to maintaining a great work environment? How had that changed as people balance working in the office and working from home? what does that look like for your company?
We place a strong emphasis on collaboration. We allow employees to express their differences, but at the end of the day we understand that we are all on the same team. We have a hybrid work schedule where we ask employees to be in the office at least two days a week.
How does your company support team members in their personal and professional development?
We have a very competitive tuition reimbursement policy. We strongly encourage our employees to get involved with volunteer activities. During the past year we have held canned food drives as well as participated in the “Toys for Tots” Christmas campaign. Neora is also one of the largest corporate contributors to Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
The only thing constant in 2021 was change. How have you managed the constant pivots required during the pandemic? How are you maintaining and building a sense of community?
Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had weekly All Staff zoom calls. The calls include both individual and team recognition. In addition, we have had virtual Halloween costume judging calls, as well as a virtual show-us-your-pet call.
Our 2022 contest was open to direct selling companies with at least 40 fulltime employees based in North America. Any employer or employee could have nominated their company during the open period last fall, which ended on October 25, 2021. Each nomination included a contact person who received all of the communications from Quantum. After the nomination period ended, Quantum sent out an official invitation to each company to begin the survey process. Employees were invited to complete an anonymous and confidential survey. A certain percentage of employees at each company, based on size, had to complete the survey in order for the company to reach the threshold to be included. After the survey period was over, the team at Quantum calculated the responses to determine overall scoring and ranking. Only companies who met the threshold determined by Quantum as the baseline for a Best Places to Work environment were announced as Honorees for 2022.