Edited by Lorri Freifeld

Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. 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. A writer/editor for the last 29 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

Training Top 100 Best Practice: CarMax, Inc.’s Curbside Training

Developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CarMax Curbside model and associated training addressed building closures, aligned with new marketing efforts, and solved challenges related to reduced staffing levels at stores. 

L&D Best Practices: Strategies for Success (June 2021)

Details of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Virtual New Hire Training via Zoom, Panda Restaurant Group’s holistic approach to develop leaders, and Penn Station East Coast Subs’ focus on communication in training.

Training Top 100 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (June 2021)

Details of McCarthy Holdings, Inc.’s Exceptional Virtual Experiences During a Time of Pandemic.

Training Top 100 Best Practice: Bass & Associates, P.C.’s Virtual Vision

Virtual Vision is a blended approach to training that includes virtual classroom training, tutorials, hands-on training, self-paced modules, side-by-side training, and gamification, plus some artificial intelligence (AI) elements.

Training Top 100 Best Practice: Total Health at ArcBest

The transportation company created a multifaceted, holistic approach to “total health,” offering its employees programs on mental, physical, and financial wellness.

Training Top 100 Best Practice: Knowledge Transfer at Western & Southern Financial Group

Most teams use the Knowledge Transfer (KT) program to create onboarding and development plans for future associates to reduce time to competency.

L&D Best Practices: Strategies for Success (May 2021)

A look at Training Top 100ers Compass One Healthcare’s Patient Transportation Foundations program and International SOS’ Level Up program.

Training Top 100 Hall of Fame Outstanding Training Initiatives (May 2021)

Details of Training Top 100 Hall of Famers Booz Allen Hamilton’s New Leader Immersion program and KLA’s Leadership for the New Normal program.

Talk to Me, Boss!

Employees want more feedback from their managers and fewer pointless meetings, according to a survey for Motivosity conducted by OnePoll.

Remote Training Surpasses Expectations

New data from NovoEd shows the impact of remote work on learning and development (L&D).

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