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Construction firms The Haskell Company (#1) and Rosendin (#3) cemented top 5 rankings on the Training 2023 Training APEX Awards rankings.

The Haskell Company proved it has the tools to do the job, as the construction firm cemented the #1 spot on the Training APEX Awards rankings for the first time. Fellow construction company Rosendin nailed the #3 spot, while Transworld Systems Incorporated; State Compensation Insurance Fund; and Paychex, Inc., earned #2, #4, and #5, respectively.

Here are a few 2023 Training APEX Awards statistics: The mean revenue for winners was $7.7 billion U.S. and $5 billion worldwide. Representing 5.8 percent of payroll, the mean training budget was $20 million. The mean number of employees trained was 21,041. Winners had a mean of 80 full-time trainers and 71 part-time trainers. Organizations had a mean ratio of 160 employees per trainer. Nearly 84 percent offered a tuition reimbursement program. Technology infrastructure included: a learning management system (99 percent), talent management system (90 percent), and workforce management system (91 percent).

In terms of measuring training effectiveness, 89 percent of winners utilized Return on Value; 86 percent used Return on Investment; 71 percent utilized Balanced Scorecard; and 66 percent used Six Sigma. Usage of the Kirkpatrick evaluation model was as follows: Level 1—100 percent; Level 2—98 percent; Level 3—96 percent; and Level 4—94 percent.

We also salute our Emerging Training Leader winners, whose are profiled in this March 2023 issue. Congratulations to all of our award winners, including our newest Training Hall of Fame member, Birmingham Water Works Board.

Last but not least, a warm welcome to our new Talent Tips columnist, Dr. Jack Wiley.

Lorri Freifeld
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 APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.