Culture Matters


2019 Best Places to Work Nominations Now Open!

There’s no doubt as a leader you want to know what your employees value most in working for your company. Knowing this information not only will help improve your workplace through enhancing your culture, but will help you in attracting more talent. Being named one of the Best.

For the past three years, Direct Selling News has worked with Quantum Workplace to recognize the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling companies where voices are heard, cultures are thriving and employees are engaged. The survey contains 30 scored items across six categories to measure employee engagement as well as give your organization insight on its strengths and weaknesses from your employees’ point of view. And it’s completely free to participate.

Just by participating, your company will receive a free overview report with scores in 10 categories. Want a deeper analysis? Quantum Workplace can even add custom questions to your survey. There is absolutely no reason not to participate!

Opt in no later than Oct. 26 by completing a simple nomination form at:

Employee surveys begin Oct. 29 and close Dec. 14. As we’ve done previously, the Honorees will be featured in the April edition of Direct Selling News in 2019.

Next, our cover story this month talks about what you can do to protect and strengthen your brand reputation. In a world where companies the world over are suffering an erosion of trust among the consumers they serve, more than ever, consumers are looking for more than just a product or service; they are hungering after an authentic and transparent experience. The direct selling industry has the chance to seize this space, given our unique ability to give personalized service and customized product recommendations.

Pick up your print copy of the September 2018 issue in which this article appeared.

This month we also talk about the impact that Generation Z is now—and will be—having in the years to come. Although Millennials get most of the press, Gen Z is quietly beginning to shake up the market in ways that will require some adjustments going forward.

We also are excited to share with you two company spotlights this month, OPTAVIA and Xyngular.

When the leadership of OPTAVIA’s parent company Medifast recognized a change was needed, action was taken to reimagine the brand one healthy habit at a time. Xyngular has also distinguished itself by positioning weight loss as the way to gain a sense of higher purpose and by focusing on the value of generating moderate extra income. Make sure to read both; you will learn a few things or two to implement at your company.

Have a topic you think would make a great feature or cover story? Send me a note; I would love to hear from you.

So until next month, sit back, relax and enjoy the September issue of Direct Selling News.