Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2011)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, today announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the 125 leading organizations will be unveiled during an awards gala at the Training 2012 Conference & Expo, to be held February 13-15 in Atlanta, GA.
“We tweaked the 2012 Training Top 125 criteria, placing additional emphasis on the qualitative scoring and requiring even more specific evidence of the effectiveness of training programs and their role in the achievement of corporate strategic goals,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Trainingmagazine. “The competition was fierce this year, and it was a very difficult task to choose the winners from the many excellent applications we received. Congratulations to the 2012 winners, who demonstrated their unwavering commitment to, passion for, and investment in training.”
Now in its 12th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is 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 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.
The 2012 Finalists for the Training Top 125 (in alphabetical order):
AAA - The Auto Club Group
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Allied International Credit
AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
American Fidelity Assurance Company
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Bank of America Corporation
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Baptist Health Care
Baylor Health Care System
Bell and Howell
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Chesterfield County, Virginia
CHG Healthcare Services
Choice Hotels International
Christiana Care Health System
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Copernicus Group IRB
Discover Financial Services
Dollar General Corporation
EMD Serono, Inc.
ESL Federal Credit Union
First Horizon National Corporation
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
Health Care Service Corporation
Ho-Chunk Gaming - Wisconsin Dells
IMG College | America's Home for College
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Jiffy Lube International
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Lam Research Corporation
LQ Management, LLC.
Matthews Benefit Group, Inc.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McDonald’s USA, LLC
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Service
Miami Children’s Hospital
Microchip Technology Incorporated
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Morrison Management Specialists
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme
Navy Federal Credit Union
NCO Financial Systems, Inc.
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company
New York Presbyterian Hospital
NIIT (USA) Inc.
Oakwood Temporary Housing
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company
Schmitt Sussman Enterprises dba PFP
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Special Response Corporation
Sprint Nextel Corp.
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
The Economical Insurance Group
The Nebraska Medical Center
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
The Vanguard Group
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
United States Navy
University of New Mexico Hospitals
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
Veteran's Affairs Acquisition Academy
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
White Lodging Services
William Osler Health System
In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the January/February 2012 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all 125 finalists will appear in the issue and online at www.trainingmag.com.
For more information about the Training 2012 Conference & Expo, please visit: www.trainingconference.com.
Trainingmagazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 48 years.Trainingmagazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.