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  • Creating a Better Workplace Through Corporate Training
Creating a Better Workplace Through Corporate Training

It’s 9 am on a Monday. Calls are coming in, emails are going out, and your top product specialist is closing the deal with one of the biggest names in the dietary supplement industry. It’s difficult to do anything except WORK.

But it’s the start of the year and you know what that means…ANNUAL TRAINING.

The law mandates annual training to ensure a safe and friendly work environment, from sexual harassment prevention to general misconduct. Training sets the stage for the future and to what extent companies use their resources to educate their employees holds depends on how successful of a company they wish to become. Makers Nutrition finds it vital to instruct, establish and enforce standards and expectations for all team members.

What We've Learned

Time is precious and we know it is not to be wasted. Our training time is used to strictly lay down the rules, allow questions to be answered and inform new employees of what is not only expected from them, but what will not be tolerated at Makers Nutrition. Our two-part sexual harassment prevention training, which includes bullying and hostile work environment sections, has channeled the conversation, normalized it even, so employees understand they are in a bias-free, safe space that values all walks of life. To practice what we preach, Makers Nutrition employs people of all different backgrounds and ages, and we come together to carry out our mission as the #1 choice provider for vitamin and supplement companies. We attest to our method’s effectiveness because of the top talent we’ve attracted, winning Inc. Best Workplace and BIG Best Place to Work two years in a row, the countless products we’ve sent to market, but most importantly, the recognition of respect and appropriate conduct for which we hold all parties responsible.

How We've Changed

Each year, Makers Nutrition administers internal employee satisfaction surveys to collect anonymous feedback from our team. It is our way to keep the company honest, professional, and serving our clients to the best of our ability. As we continue to modify and add to our annual training, we have seen a spike in overall positive survey responses. Morale has increased significantly and our employees are highly aware of how words and actions affect people. They also know human resources and management will step in immediately should an issue arise, though we hope one never does.

Perhaps most meaningful, allowing questions to be asked in a room full of different people from their different backgrounds has created a greater sense of empathy we didn’t see coming. Opening the conversation has raised points that in turn opened eyes and ears to the impact words and actions have on people of both sexes. Each year, we all enter the room individually, but exit a more unified and understanding group.

Employee Performance

We advise all companies to take training just as seriously as we do because of the progress we’ve made as a unit. Most proudly, we have experienced employee performance improvements throughout all departments. We believe this change is due in part to the fact that our team members now know, more than ever, that their role matters here. Our training is a reminder of the potential impact each of us can make, though whether that impact is good or bad is a choice. Today, employees are conscious of the consequences, should they decide to make a negative mark on our cohesive community that we’ve worked so hard to achieve. And we refuse to compromise.

Training for Success

You see, we strive to stand on top of the nutraceutical industry, outpacing competition and providing exceptional customer care—the kind that solidifies lasting business relationships with our clients. In addition to sexual harassment prevention, our staff undergoes thorough cGMP training to guarantee Makers Nutrition is more than qualified to produce high quality products for supplement brands. We know what training does for employees and our how it has helped us grow into the company we are today. We hold ourselves accountable and responsible as a corporate entity. We strive for a more understanding, respectful and engaged workplace…shouldn’t you?

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Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Makers Nutrition would like to take a quick moment to update you all that we are still in full operation and functioning at normal pace at this stressful time as the Department of Homeland Security declares supplement manufacturers an essential service (See Here).

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we would like to inform you of the measures we have/are taking to ensure the best possible support to our customers, the health and safety of our employees, and the continuity of our business.

Support to our Customers

Meeting the needs of our customers has always been the highest of our priorities. In the uncertain future of what is to come, we are utilizing our great supplier relationships, overstocking commodities to supply our manufacturing demands, and relying on our industry experience to provide the best possible support in this unfortunate circumstance humanity faces.

Health and Safety of our Employees

The health of our employees is what keeps us at peak operating capacity. Makers Nutrition’s facility is an FDA-regulated environment. Our employees have been trained to follow the protocols outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures cause us to operate in a manner that prevents the spread of any illness that can affect our manufacturing processes. As extra precautionary measures, we have implemented further procedures:

Makers Nutrition plays a major role in our network in providing major retailers (including Amazon) and customers all over the United States for their essential needs such as Nutritional Proteins, Meal Replacements, Multivitamins, Super Greens, Electrolytes, Vitamin C, as well as other supplements to assist and aid consumers’ immune systems’ ability to help eliminate pathogens and recover faster.

We understand the weight of our role and responsibility as a manufacturer. We will do everything in our power in these uncertain times. We will stay optimistic and hope to work through this together. We thank you for all your business and support. Should anything else change in our establishment, we will notify all of our customers and vendors. All of our customer sales executives are available to you 24/7 to help assist you with your needs, so please feel free to reach out as you normally would.

Thank you all

Be safe and be kind to one another

Jason Provenzano
President, CEO

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