Direct selling prides itself on outstanding service, personalization and extensive support when it concerns the relationship between independent salespeople and their customers.
We’re in the people business of course. But who makes up the backbone of this channel when it comes to engaging the sales field, fulfilling orders, planning events, manufacturing products and all of those other essential direct selling duties? It’s the corporate staff. And Direct Selling News would like to take this moment to celebrate the important role companies and their employees play in bringing out the very best in people.
In this month’s issue of the magazine, we honor 13 companies as the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling. For this project, we once again partnered with Quantum Workplace, an HR technology company that has been collecting Best Places to Work data for more than a decade.
DSN launched the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling program in 2016 to recognize those employers setting the bar for establishing and nurturing great work experiences and environments. This year’s group continues to do just that by offering strong benefits programs, structured onboarding for new team members, consistent and constructive feedback, professional development and a commitment to work-life balance.
“There is a reason employees refer to themselves as part of the ‘Nu Skin family,’ ” says Dave Daines, senior vice president of global human resources at Nu Skin, a Best Places honoree. “The company continually pushes the boundaries in its efforts to enrich the lives of its employees.”
To learn more about the Best Places to Work honorees’ approach to workplace engagement, our Cover Story begins on Page 18. Company profiles also can be found in the special award supplement that came with this issue.
Of course, celebrating the enrichment of this channel would be incomplete without recognizing the achievements of top companies through the signature ranking for the direct selling channel: the Direct Selling News Global 100. In its ninth year, this ambitious research project continues to provide better understanding of what it means to be a part of this community. We’d like to thank you once again for your enthusiasm and support, as well as your generosity in participating.
Our final list will be revealed at a Celebration event at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel in Plano, Texas, on May 2, and we hope that you will consider joining us for this special evening. We are pleased to welcome SeneGence Founder and CEO Joni Rogers-Kante as keynote speaker and look forward to announcing this year’s Bravo Award winners. And, of course, we’ll be counting down the list of the 100 largest direct selling companies in the world. Ticket and sponsorship information is available at DSNGlobal100.com.
What is your company celebrating? Whether it is recent accomplishments, international market openings, philanthropic efforts and other key milestones, we’d love to hear from you!
All our best,
The DSN Staff