2021 Training Top 100 Rankings

While financial services firm United Wholesale Mortgage netted #1, construction companies built up a sizable presence in the Top 5, taking #2, #3, and #5.

Two main themes resonating through the 2021 Training Top 100 applications were “pivot” and “people” as many winners adeptly transitioned from in-person to virtual training and focused on employee development and well-being in the new world of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. While financial services firm United Wholesale Mortgage netted #1, construction companies built up a sizable presence in the Top 5, taking #2, #3, and #5.

Some 16 newcomers earned a spot on the list—which was rebranded from the Training Top 125 to the Training Top 100 as part of Training magazine’s editorial refresh—this year. This is the 21st year in a row the publication has ranked the top companies of employer-sponsored workforce training and development.

Each Top 100 company was measured on quantitative (73 points) and qualitative (52 points) data. Factors influencing the rankings include: Training tied to business goals • Kirkpatrick Level 3 and 4 results • Training budget • Training delivery methods and innovation. An outside research and statistical data company, under the guidance of Training magazine, scored companies on quantitative data supplied by the applicants. Then, Training’s editor-in- chief and the Training Top 100 Hall of Fame judges qualitatively reviewed the applications. Congratulations to this year’s Training Top 100 on their extraordinary achievement during these incredibly challenging times!

Please click here to see the PDF of the 2021 Top 100 Rankings.

Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.