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September 01, 2017

Publisher's Note

2018’s Best Places to Work Nominations Open

by Lauren Lawley Head

Click here to order the September 2017 issue in which this article appeared or click here to download it to your mobile device.

Being named one of the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling is quite an honor, and one that is certainly in keeping with our channel’s great commitment to recognition. We are thrilled that, for the third year in a row, we are partnering with HR technology company Quantum Workplace to recognize those companies that nurture an engaged workplace. The first year of the contest, we recognized seven companies; the second year we recognized 11, and four of them were repeat winners.

Lauren Lawley Head

Quantum has been conducting Best Places to Work programs for more than a decade and will complete employee engagement surveys for more than 8,000 organizations this year. The survey they utilize was developed by a panel of thought leaders in the field of employee engagement, and is validated annually against more than 1.5 million responses across thousands of companies.

Their expertise allows Best Places to Work in Direct Selling to be more than a recognition program; it also serves as a tool for improving workplace engagement throughout the channel. Just by participating, your company will receive a free overview report with scores in 10 categories, and, if you wish, you can work with Quantum Workplace to get a deeper analysis and even add custom questions to your survey. There is absolutely no reason not to participate!

Opt in to the program no later than Oct. 27 by completing a simple nomination form at Employee surveys begin Oct. 30 and close Dec. 15. As we’ve done previously, the Honorees will be featured in the April edition of Direct Selling News in 2018. 

Want to know what the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling companies are up to? More than four of them are featured throughout this issue of Direct Selling News. Several winning companies offer comments in our cover story, “Inspiring Leaders, Inspiring Actions.” Two-time winner LegalShield, our Company Spotlight this month, continues to promote the legacy company’s mission “To Protect and Empower” by demonstrating innovation in new product offerings. 

Also in this month’s issue we celebrate Le-Vel’s 5th anniversary with a bang! The company has reached lifetime sales of over $1 billion in a few short years. Their cloud-based approach and focus on customer acquisition led them to revenue of $449 million in 2016, and co-CEOs Jason Camper and Paul Gravatte believe the best is yet to come. And finally wellness company, Zija International, is broadening its reach to customers, both here and abroad, by increasing its distributor count with two acquisitions.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the September issue of Direct Selling News

All the best,