When was the last time you received recognition for your outstanding work? I’m not talking about getting a paycheque, a commission, or even a monthly or quarterly bonus. No, I’m talking about the feeling that your effort is acknowledged, appreciated, and valued. When was the last time your managers or supervisors made you feel like you were doing a great job?
Maybe you’re one of the fortunate few who can honestly say, “I feel that way all the time.” But for most agents or distributors in the direct selling business, recognition is rare. In an industry that’s riddled with retention problems, we believe that has to change. And we believe that well-placed recognition can help to increase retention in direct selling companies.
So I’m delighted to announce that Vorwerk UK has stepped up. I have just returned from Just back from the fabulous VorwerkStars 2019 and 10-years on, this company still surprises and delights me.
In addition to the wonderful awards that they give to recognize top sellers, top teams, top recruiting, etc, I was pleasantly surprised to receive their newest award which is for consistency award, rewarding Advisors and Team Leaders for making one-sale a month in a 12-month period from September 2018-August 2019. We have over 1000 Advisors on file now and only 50 achieved this award; 10 within the East London Branch.
Our gift was a Virgin Experience Gift voucher which I plan to use with the family. Yes, there are plenty of gift options that I can pamper myself with or simply choose to take my husband to as a romantic dining experience, but I really value the family support I get and wanted to celebrate them too. Whilst I do try and manage my Thermomix Demonstrations and Cooking Experiences the best I can, with family commitments coming first, there is always the last minute birthday-party invite or football match that crops up that I cannot move a scheduled demonstration for. I have
We have jointly chosen one of the experiences that the four can do, and well, it’s a dining experience at Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza. I was outvoted, 3 to 1, so there it is. Family choice.
We’re headed into St Paul’s in the city of London a bottomless pizza feast for four – with 2 hours of sourdough pizza served straight from the woodfired oven. We’ll probably do this post-February 2020 as my eldest is currently studying for her 11+ exams but I think it will be worth the wait.
We, humans, have a need for recognition—and you can’t buy recognition with money – but a gift like this that gives me time to spend with my family is hugely appreciated. Once again, I am grateful for a company that recognises this. I’ve received flowers or a box of chocolates before too. It’s the little things that count.