Vana’s Team and Recruitment Philosophy
One of Vana's core beliefs is that it exists as much for its team as it does for its guests. While the relationship between a guest and Vana, and a team member and Vana, might be different in nature, both are equally important in the way that Vana can play a part in their wellbeing and life as a whole. Not every relationship works out. But the intention is always sincere and one of depth.
As a team member at Vana, one is blessed with both high expectation and the merits of working in a unique environment. We feel that expecting one's team to work with commitment, selflessness, mindfulness, sensitivity, quality and creativity, and providing the environment, guidance and resources to do so, is the best gift we can give. As in the end life boils down to what we can learn from it, in so many ways and at so many levels. This alongside clarity of vision, mature mentorship, healthy food, opportunities for fitness and wellness, comfort and above average remuneration is what Vana endeavours to give each team member.
Every single person at Vana was recruited with great effort and thought. We do not see people as numbers. Nor do we see any person as simple means to achieve our goals. There has always been a lot of value placed in alignment at Vana. It is for this reason that every candidate is first met by several members of the Vana team and finally by Veer Singh, founder of Vana.
Vana has also approached the matter of where its people come from with care. We don't believe in poaching from others and hurting them. We do not encourage people to join us simply for a promotion or more money, especially if they seem to already be falling into the vicious cycle of constantly changing where they work. One sometimes fears that India will have an entire generation of people in their 40s that would have achieved far less than it had envisaged when in their 20s, as a result of the myopia and impatience of their youth. And because nobody guided them otherwise.
In the recent past, as Vana's name slowly begins to be known, there have been attempts by some to attract our team members using only a promise of more financial benefit and without any concern for their development as professionals and human beings. Vana would always encourage team members that have whole-heartedly given it at least 2-3 years of their life to be open to genuine opportunities of learning and growth outside. Once truly a member of Vana's family, its doors would always be open. But it would not encourage making career decisions on impulse and disregarding life’s gifts.
Wellness and wellbeing cannot be seen as businesses or industries. Being financially comfortable or successful can only be one of the objectives of a contemporary and conscious organisation. But profit cannot be the main motivation. Those that seek wellness as an industry will eventually fail. And only those with a true desire to be of service, and with a generosity of spirit and mind, will find this path successful.