Rankings will be revealed at the Training 2011 Conference & Expo, February 7-9 in San Diego, CA.
Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2010)—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 2011 Conference & Expo, to be held February 7-9 in San Diego, CA.
“The 2011 Training Top 125 application focused on tying training to achievement of strategic corporate goals and showing demonstrable results,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Trainingmagazine. “As always, it was a difficult task to choose the winners from the many excellent applications we received. Congratulations to the 2011 winners, who continue to blaze new paths in training design, development, delivery, and measurement.”
Now in its 11th 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 2011 Finalists for the Training Top 125 (in alphabetical order):
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Allied International Credit
AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
American Fidelity Assurance Company
APC by Schneider Electric
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Bank of America
Baptist Health Care
Baylor Health Care System
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Chesterfield County, Virginia
CHG Healthcare Services
Choice Hotels International
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Discover Financial Services – Customer Service and Consumer Banking (CSCB)
EMD Serono, Inc.
ESL Federal Credit Union
First Horizon National Corporation
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
IKON Office Solutions, Inc. a Ricoh Company
InterContinental Hotels Group
ISP | America’s Home for College Sports
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc
Jiffy Lube International
Keller Williams Realty
Kendle International, Inc
Lam Research Corporation
LQ Management, LLC
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McDonald's USA, LLC
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services, Inc.
Miami Children’s Hospital
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Morrison Management Specialists
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Newport
Navy Federal Credit Union
NCO Financial Systems, Inc.
Nevada Federal Credit Union
NIIT (USA), Inc.
Oakwood Temporary Housing
Quintiles Transnational Corp.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
SCC Soft Computer
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Special Response Corporation
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
The Auto Club Group
The Economical Insurance Group
The Nebraska Medical Center
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
Union Sanitary District
United States Navy
University Health System
University of New Mexico Hospitals
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
Verity Credit Union
Wells Fargo & Company
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Western & Southern Life
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 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all 125 finalists will appear online at www.trainingmag.com.
For more information about the Training 2011 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 30 years.Trainingmagazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.