1. What can your present and potential employees be sure of from a work culture perspective in the organization?
The foundation of any organization is its people and we at Vestige believe in that strongly. We emphasize investing in people and nurturing them by providing an environment that they love and feel comfortable living and growing in.
Transcending the pre-set notions of best company policies and benefits, Vestige provides a workplace where the employees find their work satisfying. This is due to the unique culture the company has developed:
Firstly, there is a mutual trust between the management and the employees. This leads to an open atmosphere where everyone in the organization has faith in the company’s vision, mission & values. This provides incessant motivation for the employees to achieve greater levels of success. The autonomy for work without interference and fear of questioning encourages the culture of collaboration and creativity, where employees feel free to provide their inputs and find their opinion valued.
Secondly, the people of Vestige at all levels take pride in what they do. They look forward to their work and it empowers them with the freedom to cultivate innovative practices in executing their duties. This practice enriches the organization and makes its business grow manifold, which is evident from the spectacular CAGR of 79% which Vestige has achieved over the years.
Finally, the people of Vestige are close-knitted, which ensures that they love working with each other and are comfortable with their colleagues and the shared workplace. This bond emerges from a culture of togetherness, equality, and respect, which spurs Vestige employees to contribute immensely to the growth of the organization.
Vestige, with its inclusive workplace practices, has created a connection between its employees and its values and vision over the years and it continues to influence the potential talent as well.
We believe that our employees should love their job and their roles so that they can deliver their best and the organization can also become a large laboratory of innovative workplace practices. Vestige empowers its people with work autonomy, provides immense opportunities for learning and development and offers a great work-life balance.
2. What, according to you, is a people challenge your industry is facing?
Attracting talent, especially quality talent, is a major challenge that the direct selling industry is currently facing. To counter this, we should continuously strive to build an impressive employer brand by focusing on developing competitive compensation and reward strategy, monetary and non-monetary benefits and also by developing an environment that provides challenging assignments to foster learning along with fast track career development opportunities.
We should also focus on developing the talent management skills of managers across the organization and help them manage their teams effectively.
3. How are you ensuring a consistent workplace experience FOR ALL your employees, irrespective of their role, age, gender, tenure, etc. in the organization?
With the aim of ensuring a higher engagement level and love in employees towards the organization and the work, we have always followed a fair, just and open work environment for all of our staff irrespective of the hierarchy, tenure, age, gender, etc. For example, in our office parties or off-sites, we ensure that No-one is left out from the celebration – be it from Head Office or from our Branches in each state and we use such opportunities to create cross-departmental team bonding.
In our festive celebrations, we engage “all team members”, irrespective of demographic differences, in planning, designing, executing some of the most creative programs. We offer the same Sodexo meal cards with the same amount throughout the organization without any difference with respect to grades-designations; similarly, we follow the same birthday celebration pattern for all employees. Our suggestions scheme provides equal opportunity for each employee to voice their opinion about the organization or their workplace and add value to the work culture.
I believe, if you’ve a really open and transparent organizational culture, where you work with your passion invested in your role, then the organization transcends all petty boundaries and truly becomes a happy place for everyone.
4. How has your association with Great Place to Work® helped your business and strategic goals?
Aside from enhancing our brand, becoming a Great Place to Work® has given our employees greater confidence in Vestige. It is a mark of our commitment to our employees and we expect to maintain our high employee retention rate. Additionally, positive employee experience is a great recruiting asset for us and the new talent seeking employment with us will be welcomed with open arms. It has helped us in building pride and commitment among our current employees and has motivated all our employees to continue giving their best.