The process of recruiting new employees over the last few years has changed dramatically. With the onset of the pandemic, the priorities of prospective job candidates have evolved as people started putting more of a focus on work-life balance, their overall well-being and mental health. The hybrid/remote style of work gained a lot of popularity, but as the country has moved out of the pandemic things have somewhat returned to how things were. One thing that has not changed is how employers attract top talent and retain employees once they are hired.
At Vitaquest, we are truly privileged to boast a dedicated team comprising individuals who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to our organization—some spanning over four decades. Our valued employees at Vitaquest genuinely relish their time here. While being acknowledged as an industry trailblazer and maintaining an impeccable track record of delivering top-notch products and services undeniably contribute to Vitaquest’s reputation as an employer of choice in the nutraceutical domain, it is the opportunities our employees have to make meaningful contributions to the overall success of our organization that truly resonate with them. They find comfort in the knowledge that their voices are heard by our leadership and take pride in being an integral part of something significant.
Creating that type of culture doesn’t just happen overnight, and it all starts at the top. Our leadership is committed to fostering and nurturing a positive working environment, one that differentiates it from other organizations. And, in the nutraceutical industry, that is critically important. In this space, we are hiring individuals with specialized knowledge, and with the growth being experienced in nutraceuticals, competition for talented professionals is intense. Making Vitaquest a place where they want to be is important to our future success.
How do we achieve this? At Vitaquest, we have fostered a work culture that thrives on collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. We prioritize support and inclusivity, empowering employees at every level of the organization to express their opinions, share their ideas, and collaborate effectively to bring those ideas to fruition. Our CEO actively embraces a welcoming and accessible approach, extending an invitation to every team member to engage in meaningful dialogue. They enthusiastically engage with each department, attentively listening to their thoughts and insights, while maintaining a steadfast focus on innovation, ensuring that our company remains at the forefront of progress and positive change.
In addition to our CEO’s commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation, our Human Resources Director plays a pivotal role in supporting and empowering our employees. Her leadership goes beyond managing administrative tasks; she proactively stays informed about all aspects of the company. With a remarkable ability to anticipate and address employee needs, she prioritizes their well-being and job satisfaction. Her approachable demeanor and commitment to open communication channels foster an environment where employees feel at ease sharing their concerns, ideas, and feedback. Moreover, our HR Director has a strong penchant for innovation and is always eager to explore new approaches and ideas. She encourages her team to think outside the box and actively seeks opportunities to enhance HR processes and practices, ensuring our company remains adaptable and at the forefront of industry trends.
With our HR Director at the helm of the department, employees feel supported, valued, and empowered to contribute their best to our organization’s success. Her commitment to fairness, innovation, and open communication makes her an invaluable asset, driving our culture of collaboration and continuous improvement forward.
We also deeply value talent and believe in recognizing and rewarding our exceptional employees for their outstanding contributions. When new positions become available, we prioritize internal talent and actively explore opportunities for internal promotion. Moreover, we have implemented comprehensive programs to support the professional development of our team members. We offer a wide range of free educational courses designed to expand their skill sets, ranging from fundamental computer knowledge to advanced training programs focused on leadership excellence. These initiatives empower our team to continually broaden their abilities, ensuring their growth aligns with the evolving demands of our industry.
Beyond professional development opportunities, a comprehensive employee benefits package and working for an organization that prioritizes their well-being, people want to know the company they are at is doing good in the world. At Vitaquest, we have a commitment to environmental sustainability, and in recent years, we have made great strides in minimizing are ecological footprint by reducing our water and electricity usage, increasing the amount of materials we recycle and more.
We are also proud to collaborate closely with local organizations such as Essex Valley School, Veteran Affairs offices, One-Stop unemployment offices, as well as nearby colleges, just to name a few, for internships and other career opportunities. By doing this we are actively contributing to our community. Our dedication to making a positive impact extends beyond our immediate community. For over two decades, we have forged a strong alliance with Vitamin Angels, an organization committed to improving lives worldwide. Vitamin Angels focuses on assisting at-risk populations, including pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five, by providing them with essential vitamins and mineral supplements. Operating in 74 countries, their efforts reach and positively impact over 70 million people in need. By partnering with Vitamin Angels, we align our mission with theirs, striving to create a better world for those who need it most.
If you are interested in working with an organization that prioritizes its employees professional development, their personal well-being and is dedicated to social responsibility and sustainability, visit our Careers page to see our open positions and join or team to help us deliver what’s next!