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Training magazine’s Training Top 125 Award winners are the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. The 2018 winners were recently announced.

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Sonic Automotive’s greatest challenge recently has been a decreasing SAAR (Seasonally Annual Adjusted Rate) of new car sales, as the United States is selling fewer new cars year-over-year. To overcome this, Sonic Automotive had to make wise training investments focused on maximizing ROI.

In an automotive retail industry that traditionally has limited its investment in training, Sonic Automotive boosted its Training team and spent $150 million on iPads and iPhones for all Sales and Service associates.


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) lives up to its name—and more—as it moves into the No. 1 spot on the 2018 Training Top 125, underscoring its firm commitment to best-in-class employee training and development.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World moves into the top spot on the 2018 Training Top 125.

Community Bancorp

With offices across multiple states, New York Community Bancorp, Inc., faced the common challenge of delivering consistent training within the organization. In response, the company distinguished itself by offering future-oriented technology solutions while expanding on the diversity of content and programming.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc., used the last year to firm up its position as a 21st century provider of learning solutions, offering employees the latest technologies and innovations for growth.

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When new hires choose your company as “the one,” it’s a big deal for them and you. And it’s personal. There’s nothing they want more than to belong — to fit in, understand their role, learn the ropes, and add value to the organization right away.

Because it’s personal, one-size onboarding isn’t going to work. Organizations should look at the new hire onboarding process as a complete experience. In fact, onboarding should begin from the moment the candidate says, “Yes.” That means personalizing the offer letter and pre-boarding experience and creating more than a task checklist about workspaces, computers, and paperwork. Strategic onboarding rapidly engages enthusiastic new hires into the life of the organization and keeps them continuously engaged with every career move or transition.

Why is it so important to get onboarding right?

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October 2017’s Top Reads

More than 11,000 business books are published every year—an overwhelming choice for busy professionals. Therefore, in partnership with getAbstract, Training brings you October’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Training magazine Announces 2017 TTV Winners

“Mneumonic Nmagic” by VitalSmarts took the #1 spot in the in-house category, and “Game Show” by Resonate Pictures nabbed #1 in the category of videos produced by a professional video company for a client.

Do Employees Need a Professional “Brand”?

In today’s social media-driven culture, many people carefully curate the images they post to their Facebook and Instagram accounts, and create professional Websites with professionally created personal logos. They think about and brand themselves with an amount of attention that in the old days would have been reserved for commodities like potato chips and clothing lines.

A Leadership Development Program That Worked

Learning professionals of the future must lead negotiations with the C-suite about issues hindering organizational performance. This could be conflict among business units or power imbalance among teams. Augmenting arguments with data makes a compelling case for change.

How Does Political Correctness Affect Your Team?

Has the notion of political correctness done anything to reduce discrimination, or has it simply acted to drive wedges of anxiety and discomfort between groups of people?

Becoming a Person of Value

The “Me” habits improve the quality of our thinking and mental illumination. The “We” habits build our relationships. The “Do” habits elevate our health, finances, and living space. The “Be” habits include setting goals, managing our time, and building our legacy.

Fostering Excellent Performance and Steep Growth Trajectory

Lack of interest in managing is not the same thing as being on a gradual growth trajectory, just as interest in managing is not the same thing as being on a steep growth trajectory. Management and growth should not be conflated.

The Mama and the Papa: A Lesson from the Grace Bailey

When a company has a leader at the top who demonstrates selling, customer-focused entrepreneurial energy and another leader who embodies and demonstrates the administration and financial controls, there will be healthy growth.

Collaborating with the Dead

There are many brilliant minds of the near past and the soon-to-be-past that could be tapped as digital learning and problem-solving resources for generations to come.

Up Was Never for Everyone

Excerpt from “Up Is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility” by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart, with permission from Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2017). Flattened organizations and limited career ladders don’t spell the end of growth OR careers. Opportunities may be different, but they are still there. The next change frontier means changing the conversation and the mindset about careers.

How Do You Express Anger to Employees?

A key to being respectful in expressing anger is doing so in a private setting with an employee, rather than in an open area where all of that person’s co-workers can overhear him or her getting dressed down.


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2017 Training Top 125 winners demonstrated a strong focus on effective training and employee development tied to corporate strategic goals and business impact.

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