How USANA Became One of America’s Best Workplaces
October 21, 2014 Leave a comment
For the sixth consecutive year, USANA Health Sciences has appeared on Outside magazine’s list of America’s “Best Places to Work.” The Salt Lake City-based company has also been named one of “Utah’s Best Companies to Work For” six times by Utah Business magazine. That kind of employee satisfaction doesn’t happen by accident. To get an inside look at the USANA culture, DSN reached out to Mike King, USANA’s Executive Director of Human Resources for North America and Europe.
DSN: How do you carry USANA’s mission of building healthy lifestyles over to the corporate office?
MK: USANA is known around the world for its mission of providing people with the opportunity to achieve “true health and true wealth.” That mission begins with our employees, who receive active encouragement to improve their health and numerous opportunities to advance their current and future financial situation. USANA employees can also count on a fun, open and community-focused workplace, managed by people who are committed to acting on employees’ ideas and concerns.
DSN: Is there a philosophy that guides USANA’s approach to dealing with employees?
MK: When USANA rebranded itself in 2012, its motto—Everything We Do Helps You Love Life and Live it™—became the focus of everything it does, including keeping its corporate employees happy.
We know that happy employees are more likely to work harder and enjoy what they do, which is why we encourage our employees to live their lives to the fullest and do what they love. USANA continues to strive to create a positive and engaging work environment by providing employees the tools they need to lead healthy, productive lives. That includes benefits such as a fully equipped gym, wellness consulting, monthly massages and an employee café stocked with affordable, fresh food.
DSN: How would you describe your corporate culture?
MK: USANA employees make up a true community with an open and caring culture, backed by a supportive management team and numerous opportunities to make a difference in the world.
We also strongly believe in celebrating our employees for their achievements and recognizing them for their hard work and dedication to USANA through special lunches, corporate summer parties at the local amusement park, and our annual Employee Awards gala.
The full interview with King will run in DSN’s 90 Days of Direct Selling print coverage.