2x BPTW WINNER
COMPANY / MONAT HEADQUARTERS / Doral, Florida NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES / 328 YEAR FOUNDED / 2014
I LOVE the values of the company. Never have I experienced such an amazing work environment, not only in my department but in every area of the company. Integrity describes us, but gratitude is what defines us at MONAT. I am proud to work in a company that impacts thousands of people by being a force of good, giving back, and making a difference within the direct selling industry. That makes us the best place to work.
—SAMUEL MORENO / SOCIAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE
WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN DIRECT SELLING? Our family culture makes us one of the best places to work. MONAT’s achievements are everyone’s achievements. MONAT’s success is our success, and we show gratitude to each one of our team members. We all celebrate. We also encourage our employees to take part in our gratitude initiatives and give back to our communities. Gratitude used to be something we did and now it is an important part of who we are, the heart of our company.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY BRING THE SAME REDCARPET TREATMENT TO YOUR EMPLOYEES THAT YOU GIVE TO YOUR DISTRIBUTORS? We have two big events for our staff throughout the year, the annual employee picnic and our holiday party. We shut down operations for these two events to recognize our staff and celebrate THEM!
Our company events are much more than just employees gathering together. They are an opportunity for us to express our gratitude towards our staff because, without them, our success would not be possible. We also give special awards during our holiday party to recognize our top performers. These awards are called “Make it Happen, Make it One, Innovation Award, Rookie of the Year and Gratitude Award” and other employee of the year awards. Employees who have been in the company for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years are recognized and receive a service award. Our “Show your Gratitude” programs recognize those employees on a quarterly basis who instill our values of Integrity, Respect and Gratitude in the workplace. Staff members are nominated by their coworkers for going above and beyond, or by simply showing kindness and gratitude. Employees that are recognized receive a sweet treat from our charity partner, Miami is Kind.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR COMPANY, AND WHAT ARE THE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR CULTURE? We are proud to be visionary entrepreneurs who dream big. We strive to be creative, innovative, and cutting-edge, but at the same time, we are a familyoriented company that values culture and tradition. Our employees are family, and we treat each other with gratitude and respect. We trust in each other.
WHAT IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO MAINTAINING A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT? Our priority is to treat others with respect, show integrity in our daily work, and gratitude to others in the workplace and the communities around us. It is our employees, our Market Partners, and our leaders who make our strategic goals a reality and our vision every day closer. It’s a work environment of shared effort and shared success.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY SUPPORT TEAM MEMBERS IN THEIR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT? MONAT strongly encourages promotions from within. Our Talent Acquisition team created an internal career website where employees can apply directly to open positions. We have a clear Learning and Development Strategy, supported by a virtual Learning Management System to provide our employees with the opportunity to develop skills to assist in their development. Using the 70-20-10 formula of adult learning (70 percent on the job assignments, 20 percent coaching and mentoring, and 10 percent coursework and training), we are working with our leaders to create more opportunities for social and experiential learning, aligned with the performance management process
and development needs. Our Manager Experience Certification supports the professional development of the leaders within our organization. We provide development according to MONAT’s Leadership Framework, which means having the skills to grow the business, lead your teams, and develop yourself.
WHAT IS SOMETHING NEW THAT YOU’VE ADDED IN 2020 TO ENHANCE YOUR WORKPLACE?
We have enhanced our rewards and recognition program to include additional 5 days of PTO for employees who have been in the company for 5 years, recognizing employees who have just had a newborn, graduated from college, and recognize tenure during our town hall meetings and through our communication channels. MONAT now offers short-term disability and nation-wide insurance coverage. We launched the Manager Experience certification to provide leaders in our organization with the tools and knowledge to lead their teams, develop themselves and grow the business.
To bring additional professional development opportunities to our employees, we are starting a Toastmasters Club in our offices. We hope this can give our staff the opportunity to grow as communicators and leaders, advancing them towards career, community, and personal goals.