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: 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).

Training Top 100 Best Practice: VyStar Credit Union’s Business Services Credit Training

During the pandemic, VyStar’s Training department assisted all front-line employees to use and expand their underwriting knowledge to approve $44 million in City of Jacksonville loans using less stringent requirements and flexible repayment terms.

Training Top 100 Best Practice: Union Pacific Railroad’s Train, Engine, and Yard (TE&Y) New Hire Training

The eight-week program places the learner in a “sandbox” work environment that mimics the railroad’s operating environment.

Training Top 100 Best Practice: The Source of Information at Transworld Systems Incorporated

The entire organization utilizes this proprietary knowledge management program continuously for on-demand information, resources, and training.

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