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 4 Time Winner MONAT!!
HEADQUARTERS | Doral, Florida
NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES | 499
YEAR FOUNDED | 2014
What sets your company apart as one of the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling?
MONAT is a family-focused company, and every employee is a key part of the MONAT family tree and shares the value of Gratitude. Being part of the MONAT family means supporting one another through the joys and sorrows. We teach one another, respect each other and support one another. MONAT’s family culture is our source of strength, Gratitude is such a fundamental pillar for our business because it is value that keeps us grounded and keeps us coming together!
How does your company bring the same red-carpet treatment to your employees that you give to your distributors?
MONAT has two major events for its employees, during which we make sure to roll out the red carpet for our staff. These events, our annual employee picnic and holiday party, share a common denominator which is to celebrate and recognize all the hard work and dedication of MONAT’s staff. During these events we celebrate in a big way the accomplishments and achievements of all our employees. We recognize our top performers with special awards and celebrate our tenured employees with service awards. In addition to our larger events we appreciate and recognize our employees on holidays with coffee carts on Valentine’s Day; gifts on Mother’s Day; ice cream on Father’s Day; our annual Halloween costume contest; and Ugly Sweater Day. We also roll out the red carpet with our Annual Operations Barbeque, where our leaders prepare and serve barbeque for Operations Team members. Our employees give purpose to who we are as an organization, and their value is immeasurable. They are the key to MONAT’s success, and we make a conscious effort to focus on making their experience a great one.
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?
At MONAT we dream big and rise together. Our purpose is clear, we strive to build beautiful lives. Our family culture may describe us, but service, respect and most of all gratitude define MONAT.
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?
MONAT is fast paced but fun environment. Over the last few years, we have really focused on maintaining our culture by hearing from our people and addressing their needs. We use Gratitude, one of our fundamental pillars, to connect with our employees and leave a positive mark. MONAT’s service days allow us to come together and keep the spirit of Gratitude alive within us all.
How does your company support team members in their personal and professional development?
MONAT has created multiple employee programs including the Manager Experience, LEAD Program, uGrow and one-on-one coaching programs. Additionally, MONAT invested in an engagement platform, which allows our leaders to develop action plans on how to create a better people experience for their teams. MONAT will continue to expand its learning opportunities and resources for our employees. We want our employees to feel excited to be part of an organization that not only challenges you but gives you the tools you need to succeed.
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?
This pandemic has urged us to focus more on wellness, and at MONAT we are doing our part to ensure our employees are supported during these trying times. MONAT invested in a program that offers virtual medical and mental health visits at no cost to our employees. We also share tips on Mental Health and Mindfulness, have on-site vaccine clinics, have accessible COVID Testing kits, on-site massages and offer other population health activities to our employees.
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.