Nearly 100 eager interns will be on-site with us for the summer, and started arriving earlier this month.
The interns will work in 16 different internal divisions and 70 departments, in both the Amway World Headquarters and the Nutrilite facility in Buena Park, California. These internal divisions range from supply chain management to marketing to human resources. They come from 33 different colleges and represent 58 majors.
Interns are excited to get started on what Jon Brickner, a recruiter with talent acquisition, refers to as their “12 week interview.”
While we routinely hire interns every summer, our approach was slightly different this time around. Interns were hired based on projected future positions within departments, to help create a pipeline for talent, geared toward converting interns into full-time employees.
I’m one of those interns and will be sharing my experiences – as well as those of other Amway interns – with you here at The Amway Insider.
Amway is trying to make its meetings and events more sustainable, and proving that little changes can make a big difference.
At our recent North American Achievers event in San Diego, for example, Amway offered attendees refillable water bottles instead of bottled water.
This small move saved 33,080 water bottles from being produced and discarded.
It was a little change that made a big difference in making Achievers more sustainable.
Amway World Headquarters is closed December 31, 2010 and January 3, 2011 so our employees can ring in the New Year.
We hope you have a safe and happy end to 2010 and start to 2011.
And we hope to see you again here at The Amway Insider next year!
Our headquarters in Ada, Mich., will be closed in celebration of the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 24, so our staff can spend time with friends and family.
We’ll reopen for business on Monday, December 27.
For a bit of Christmas cheer, visit the Amway One by One Campaign for Children blog to learn how our affiliates in Korea, Japan and Canada have warmed hearts and spread joy this holiday season.
We wish our employees, distributors, customers and friends a very Merry Christmas.
Nutrilite added new player to its team today.
Kurt Warner, former professional football player and Super Bowl MVP, has agreed to represent our Nutrilite brand in North America.
This is the first time in Nutrilite’s 76-year history that we’ve enlisted a National Football League player to endorse our health brand. He’s excited, too, to help us educate people on the benefits of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the sponsorship Amway is donating $50,000 to First Things First, a foundation Kurt and his wife Brenda established to reach out to the community and share resources with people in need.
Because we believe in helping people live better lives, too.
Amway supports non-profit organizations around the world in many ways. Sometimes, the most valuable gifts we can give aren’t just time or money, but expertise that can help an organization improve its operations.
Amway, as part of its One by One Campaign for Children, supports Kids Food Basket, a Grand Rapids organization that provides ”sack suppers” for kids who might not otherwise get meals at home.
Our experts worked with Kids Food Basket to map and streamline their processes. The result? Improvements that mean more meals are packed in a shorter period of time, helping Kids Food Basket feed more children.
This innovative effort captured the attention of the Business Civic Leadership Center of the US Chamber of Commerce, which named Amway a finalist in the “Partnership” category of its Corporate Citizenship Awards.
The recognition is nice. But we’re even prouder of our role in helping a great organization “do good” even better.