NEORA EARNS BEST PLACES TO WORK HONOR FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
For the second year in a row Neora has been voted as one of the Best Places to Work by Direct Selling News (DSN). The foremost provider of global news and emerging trends for direct selling executives[i] annually recognizes companies that create positive work environments for their employees and highlight their best practices with the wider direct selling community.
Neora’s Core Value of making people better, embraced by the CEO and owner of the company, Jeff Olson, is one of the driving forces leading Neora’s purpose and culture:
The Olsons truly care about the people that work for them…they strive to ‘Make People Better.’—Melanie Mitchell, Senior Director, Meetings and Events
Some of Neora’s Best Practices identified by DSN included employee recognition during weekly all-staff calls, a casual and collaborative work environment, and a hybrid work schedule.
CASUAL WORK ENVIRONMENT
Setting the bar by dressing comfortably and casually themselves, the Olsons and other top executives lead by example. Having the option to dress casually at the office allows employees to focus on work, functioning at their best when they feel the most comfortable.
COLLABORATION IS KEY
At Neora, employees working together for a common goal is the daily norm. Employees work tirelessly as a team to make sure that all moving parts are working and flowing smoothly. This work ethic is fostered by continuous kudos and thank yous from the managers all the way up to the CEO.
I love the supportive environment at Neora. I feel appreciated for what I contribute, and I know I can always count on my teammates, no matter what we’re trying to accomplish.—Jennifer Payne, Senior Copywriter at Neora
Another way that Neora works to foster collaboration among staff is by providing volunteering opportunities to employees and encouraging them to participate in events such as canned food drives, Toys for Tots, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. To date, Neora’s employees and Brand Partners have raised more than $6 million for BBBS.
HYBRID WORK SCHEDULE
Post-pandemic, leaders at Neora recognized the value of allowing more flexibility for their employees and instated a permanent hybrid work model. Employees are in the office two days a week. The other days they work remotely, making it easier for employees to weave their work into their personal life and enjoy a higher quality of work/life balance.
INVESTING IN EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
Neora likes to show its employees it cares about them by supporting them both professionally and personally. From little things like chocolates on Valentine’s Day to brown bag trainings, Neora is always looking for new opportunities that foster self-improvement.
STRONG CORE, SOLID FIELD
Having a cohesive, collaborative, and contented core, Neora is perfectly positioned to provide the best support possible for its valued Brand Partners. And, supporting its employees translates into a happier, more effective field team, which, naturally translates into higher sales.
I feel that my professional expertise matters and my recommendations are appreciated and often executed.—Otto Chang, Senior Supply Chain Associate at Neora
Cultivating gratitude and practicing it daily is a core value embraced by Neora CEO Jeff Olson embedded in his executive helmsmanship. By building practices that continuously demonstrate gratitude to his employees, Olson gains their trust and devotion, a thing not easily had in today’s workplace, especially the Great (American) Walkout.
And when it comes to gratitude, Neora and the Olsons are deeply grateful for receiving DSN’s Direct Places to Work honor twice. It is a testament to them of how their core philosophy of helping people to better themselves – which they embrace with great passion and which they pour into their company – is working.
The Ripple Effect is a philosophy well-embraced and well-practiced at Neora. It is the belief that the good you do for others magnifies and spreads like a ripple through the universe.
When you create positive improvements in your life, you create positive ripples that spread out all around you, like a pebble of positivity dropped in a pond. Those ripples many not all be visible; in fact, they may be mostly invisible…When you reach out and positively affect one other person through your interactions and words you create a slight change in that person, who is more than likely to reach out and positively affect someone else.—Amber Olson-Rourke, Co-Founder and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Grateful for and humbled by the distinction, Neora’s leaders are proud to see their core values and philosophy highlighted at DSN, which provides an opportunity to share and spread the keys to success that benefit everyone in the company—the Ripple Effect in action.