Direct selling has always been the original people business. Measuring field engagement is critical to any company’s success, but the field is only part of the people equation. 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. 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 issue of DSN, we honor 12 companies as the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling (BPTW). We once again partnered with Quantum Workplace, an HR technology company collecting Best Places to Work data for more than a decade. Launched in 2016, BPTW celebrates the important role direct selling companies play as employers in the marketplace and identify the best of the best when it comes to creating engaging work 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.
“Our executive team strives to create a positive work environment that our employees can feel confident, comfortable and valued,” says Sheena Prophete, HR Manager for Team National, a 4-time BPTW honoree. “Their compassion shines on our staff, resulting in a positive working team spirit.”
To learn more about the BPTW honorees’ approach to workplace engagement, our Cover Story begins on Page 50. Company profiles also can be found in the special award supplement that came with this issue.
10th Annual Global 100 celebration—April 24
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 DSN Global 100. In its 10th 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 for your enthusiasm and support, as well as your generosity in participating.
Our final list will be revealed at the Global 100 Celebration at the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel in Plano, Texas, on April 24, and we hope that you join us for this special evening. We look forward to announcing this year’s Bravo Award winners. Of course, we’ll be counting down the list of the 100 largest direct selling companies in the world. Ticket and sponsorship information are available at DSNGlobal100.com. Hope to see you there!