Construction Zone

Construction companies cemented three out of the Top 5 2021 Training Top 100 rankings in this first of four redesigned issues of Training magazine.

I find it fitting that construction companies cemented three out of the Top 5 2021 Training Top 100 rankings (#2 MasTec Utility Services, #3 Haskell, and #5 Rosendin) in this first of four newly redesigned 2021 print issues of Training magazine. United Wholesale Mortgage climbed up to the #1 spot on the Training Top 100 (rebranded this year from the Top 125) for the first time, while C&A Industries, a Medical Solutions Company, took #4.

Some 16 new organizations broke into the Top 100 this year. And four organizations were inducted into the Training Top 100 Hall of Fame: BNSF Railway, Dollar General Corporation, Nationwide, and Sonic Automotive (see p. 78).

A few Training Top 100 statistics: The mean revenue for Training Top 100 applicants was $6.4 billion U.S. and $8.2 billion worldwide. Representing 5.24 percent of payroll, the mean training budget was $16.2 million. The mean number of employees trained was 18,702. On the evaluation side, 86 percent of applicants utilize Return on Value; 92 percent utilize Return on Investment; 80 percent utilize Balanced Scorecard; and 69 percent use Six Sigma. The Kirkpatrick Levels of Evaluation are more widely used to measure training effectiveness: 99 percent use Levels 1-3; and 97 percent utilize Level 4.

In addition to the the 2021 rankings, this issue contains details on the 2021 Training Top 100 Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative Award winners.

I also want to recognize our Emerging Training Leader winners, who are profiled in this issue (“Beacons of Light”).

Congratulations to all of our award winners—we salute your dedication to building a firm foundation for learning and making sure Training Matters every day in each of your organizations!

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.