2018 Best Places to Work in Direct Selling – Xyngular

“We believe deeply in our mission to empower change, and we attract people that also believe deeply in empowerment and helping people grow.”
—Steve Elder, COO

Company / Xyngular Corp.
Headquarters / Lehi, Utah
Number of Full-Time Employees / 118
Year Founded / 2008

What makes your company one of the best places to work in direct selling?
We believe deeply in our mission to empower change and we attract people that also believe deeply in empowerment and helping people grow. Because of this, Xyngular creates an environment of excellence, passion and purpose.

What is your top priority when it comes to maintaining a great work environment?
The executive team’s top priority is to continually provide clarity around our purpose, and help people look through that lens when they make decisions. We serve the distributor and the customer experience through that lens. Additionally, we reinforce the value of hiring great people.

What benefits do you offer to your employees? What unique or unusual benefits do you also offer?
We provide employees the traditional benefits like medical, dental, 401(k), and supplemental insurance, but we really shine with our additional benefits. We offer unlimited PTO because we care about our people and their families and we truly believe that their families are extensions of the Xyngular team. We have leadership development programs that any employee can participate in. We also have massage day, recess, wellness challenges, additional trainings, and our parties are amazing.

How does your company celebrate a job well done?
We celebrate as a whole team to reinforce that it truly is a team effort to achieve our success. And we love to WOW our people. In 2017, we had a goal which we knew that would cause our employees to stretch and push through. Realizing the difficulty and time required to hit the goal, we offered employees an incentive of $1,000 to travel wherever they wanted and spend time off work with their families. We successfully hit this goal and we have seen employees travel all over the world.

How does your company support team members in their personal and professional development?
The most important thing that we emphasize is for leaders of all levels to get to know their people. We do performance reviews and encourage one-on-ones from leaders to their direct reports. Performance reviews are designed to prompt leaders to figure out what employees want to do and how to improve personally and professionally.

We buy books and training courses for the employees because we believe so deeply in the power of our people. Every employee keeps the books whether they stay with us or not. This practice is all part of our encouragement for them to grow and develop.

How does your company give back to the community?
We are in active discussions of what Xyngular’s formal charitable organization will be. For now, we do whatever we can when a need arises in our community. For example, when the flood in West Virginia happened, we asked our distributors what organization we could support in the local market and donated money to their suggestion of the Fireman’s Fund. We recently went to Dominican Republic and had the opportunity to assist at a charity. Wherever we are, we look for opportunities to lift and empower.

Our CEO Russ Fletcher traveled down to Puerto Rico to show love and support to victims of Hurricane Irma. We force-qualified the pay for the distributors down there because they were unable to work. Russ took cash donated by distributors and employees and matched by Xyngular, and purchased appliances. Personal visits were made to as many distributors as could be found to let them know that we are looking out for them.

How do you develop and maintain trust between all levels of your company?
To me, trust is established and maintained on two areas: character and competence.
When employees trust our character they trust our integrity, and they can feel confident to act with integrity at all levels of the company because of our leadership. The second piece is our competence. Xyngular has grown 76 percent over the last year. These results are very clear to people because they can see what we are encouraging does work, therefore people will buy into it and continue to perpetuate it.


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