Training magazine Ranks 2010 Top 125 Organizations That Excel at Employee Development and Inducts Two Companies Into Its Top 10 Hall of Fame
New York, NY (February 2, 2010)—Training magazine revealed the 2010 Training Top 125 winners and their rankings. Now in its 10th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. Winners received their crystal awards last night at the Training Top 125 gala, sponsored by K Alliance, Kaplan IT Learning, The Ken Blanchard Companies, NIIT, Saba, and Turning Technologies. The gala was held during the Training 2010 Conference and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.
Earlier that day, Training editors recognized innovative and successful learning and development programs and practices. Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative winners received crystal trophies at the Training magazine booth in the expo hall. They were:
Outstanding Training Initiatives
During the gala, Training also inducted two companies into the Top 10 Hall of Fame. General Mills and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals qualified for the honor by being in the Top 10 of Training's Top 125 companies for at least four consecutive years. They will remain in the Hall of Fame for a period of no less than three years and no more than five years after which they may reapply for Top 125 awards consideration.
General Mills is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of consumer favorites such as Cheerios, Wheaties, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, and Nature Valley. The company believes building great brands and great talent go hand-in-hand, and has a consistent track record of growing employees through training and development that is business grounded, career-long learning, and engrained and measured.
Last year, Wyeth merged with Pfizer Inc.—a Top 10 Hall of Fame member since 2008—forming one of the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. Together, these two Hall of Famers will continue to build upon the dynamic strengths and strong foundations that have helped to distinguish both Wyeth and Pfizer as leaders in learning and development.
General Mills and Wyeth Pharmaceutical's induction created two opportunities for other Top 125 companies to move into the Top 10 in 2010 and beyond. This year, 36 newcomers cracked the Top 125 list, including six in the Top 50.
Training also recognized the following Top 125 companies for receiving the highest scores in three application categories (companies in the Top 5 were not eligible for awards recognition in this area) and overall qualitatively:
Top Training Programs/Scope Score
Top Evaluation/Business Metric
Top Human Resources Score
Top Qualitative Score
"The Training Top 125 companies not only provided stellar training in the face of continued economic adversity, but detailed their efforts in our most comprehensive and rigorous Top application to date," said Joyceann Cooney-Garippa, Training's group publisher and show director. "Congratulations to all the companies named to the 2010 Training Top 125 and to the newest inductees to the Top 10 Hall of Fame, and kudos to the other Hall of Famers for their continued dedication to learning and development excellence."
The Top 125 includes ranking based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.
The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.
Companies that wish to be considered for Top 125 ranking complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively by Training magazine editors and Top 10 Hall of Fame representatives.
For a profile of each of the Top 5 companies on Training's Top 125 and additional information about the training efforts of all 125 companies, see the February 2010 issue. To order a copy, email Mary Chapman at: Mary@TrainingMag.com.
About Training magazine
Training is a 46-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources, and business management professionals in all industries that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.
2010 Training Top 125 Winners
1 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
2 Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
5 KPMG LLP
6 Farmers Insurance
8 Microsoft Corporation
9 SCC Soft Computer
10 Aetna Inc.
11 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
12 Chesterfield County, Virginia
14 Cerner Corporation
15 Miami Children's Hospital
16 EMC Corporation
17 United States Navy
18 Shaw Industries, Inc.
19 The Economical Insurance Group
21 The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
22 AlliedBarton Security Services
23 Best Buy
24 inVentiv Health
25 Hanover Healthcare Plus
26 CarMax, Inc.
27 Wells Fargo & Co.
28 Steelcase, Inc.
29 Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
30 BB&T Corporation
31 Edward Jones
32 Paychex, Inc.
33 McDonald's USA, LLC
34 Allied International Credit
35 TD Bank
36 Cox Communications
37 Intel Corp.
39 DaVita Inc.
40 Capital One
41 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
42 Pitney Bowes
43 Nationwide Insurance Company
44 Olive Garden
45 Saratoga Hospital
46 Shape Corp
47 Quintiles Transnational
48 University of New Mexico Hospitals
49 American Infrastructure
50 Jiffy Lube International
51 Cartus Corporation
52 Northwestern Mutual
53 Scotiabank Group
54 Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services, Inc.
55 Baylor Health Care System
56 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
57 ABF Freight System, Inc.
58 Loews Hotels
59 Orkin, Inc.
60 Warner Robins Air Logistics Center
61 Nevada Federal Credit Union
62 Baptist Health Care
63 Choice Hotels
64 Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
65 WellSpan Health
66 Navy Federal Credit Union
67 NIIT (USA) Inc.
68 Mohawk Industries
70 IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh Company
71 ESL Federal Credit Union
72 MasterCard Worldwide
73 The Wackenhut Corporation
74 Gables Residential
75 Bank of America
76 Umpqua Bank
77 American Fidelity Assurance Company
79 Healthways, Inc.
80 Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
81 Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
82 Special People In Northeast, Inc. (SPIN, Inc.)
83 White Lodging Services
84 Century 21 Real Estate LLC
85 Harrah's Entertainment
86 Special Response Corporation
87 MetLife, Inc.
88 Verity Credit Union
89 William Osler Health System
90 Cbeyond, Inc.
91 BOWE BELL + HOWELL
92 APC by Schneider Electric
93 First Horizon National Corporation
94 Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
97 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan
98 Aflac Incorporated
99 Sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals
100 U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
101 CHG Healthcare Services, Inc.
102 Windstream Communications
103 Grant Thornton LLP
104 Healthpoint, Ltd.
106 Children's Hospital and Health System
107 Oakwood University
108 Highmark Inc.
109 Banner Health
111 Technology Credit Union
112 LQ Management, L.L.C.
113 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
114 Kendle International, Inc.
115 Western & Southern Life
118 Qualcomm, Inc.
120 Morrison Management Specialists
121 DPR Construction, Inc.
122 AMIL-ASSISTENCIA MéDICA INTERNACIONAL LTDA
123 The Golden 1 Credit Union
124 Continental Airlines, Inc.
125 EMD Serono, Inc.