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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

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.

LeadingRE's

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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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: STRATEGIC ONBOARDING—HELP NEW HIRES BELONG AND DELIVER RESULTS

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.

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Step Into the Benefits of Workplace Fitness

By Michael Rich

The Wellness Council of America reports a $24 return for every $1 spent on a company wellness program for small businesses. Furthermore, a 2005 survey by The Art of Health Promotionreported companies instituting employee health and wellness programs realized a 30 percent reduction in medical and absenteeism costs in less than four years.

To recognize these benefits and more, implement a workplace fitness program by following these simple steps:

Assessing Human Potential to Predict Future Success

By Roger Edwards, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting, Pilat HR Solutions When the economy is in turmoil, it’s important to retain talented individuals to maintain business momentum and survive through the tough times. Coming out of a recession, it’s even more essential to have skilled talent in the right job to support growth.

Conference Highlight: Tired of Taking Orders? Part I

  In the first of three posts, Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dick Handshaw talks about the transition from “order taker” to “strategic partner.” Check back for posts two and three February 1st and 3rd. 

Flipping the Classroom at Work

By Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.com One of the standard creativity techniques is “reversal.” This is where you take some established idea, suggest the exact opposite, and then see what the potential benefits might be. It’s exactly what educators are doing with one of the most fundamental assumptions of classroom teaching.

Want Higher Performance from Sales Teams?

By Sharon Daniels, CEO, AchieveGlobal Ultimately, all companies are in the business of sales. While goods and services vary from brand to brand, a company’s lifeblood is in the revenue generated from sales. That’s why it’s critical to consider what comprises an organization’s sales DNA—ranging from the talent of individual salespeople, to strength within the leadership ranks, to organizational structure.

Digging Deeper: Measuring the Success of Your eLearning Program

  Thanks to Brenda Quinney (Sales Training Manager at RSA) for this thought-provoking question, and to our LinkedIn Group members for their insightful answers. Q: How do you measure the success of your elearning program? Do you survey your learners? What questions do you ask?  

Yes, Salespeople Are Different—and So Is Training Them

By Ken Wax In surveys and interviews with training professionals, one group always stands out as being particularly challenging: salespeople. Here are 10 reasons why, and then 10 ways to work with those differences. By understanding their world, pressures, and what makes them tick, you can improve their experience in classes—and yours.

$150 off Training 2012 Conference & Expo with Exclusive Discount Code

We know that Training’s social media connections are our most valuable community members, so we are working hard to bring the conference within your reach. It is our pleasure to offer a $150 discount—more than 10%--off the conference registration cost, so you can join us in Atlanta this February.

Leadership Training that Makes a Difference

By Rosaria Hawkins, PhD, and Filomena Warihay, Ph.D. Leadership training is no small investment. The Leadership Development Fact Book reports an average annual expenditure of $500,000 per company on leadership development activities. The annual per participant cost of leadership training runs between $2,000 and $ 7,500 per person. For large corporations, that amounts to millions of dollars.

Rethinking the Games People Play

By Jerry Klein, Senior Solution Design Strategist, Maritz Motivation Solutions We live in a world increasingly obsessed with games. From celebrity athletes performing before worshipful throngs to teenage boys lost in World of Warcraft, games engage and delight all ages. Businesses can capitalize on this trend toward play. Applying the mechanics of gaming to non-game activities can help to engage people in new and exciting ways.

Conference Highlight: RESPECT

  Training 2012 Conference & Expo speaker Dr. Jack Wiley explains how to give workers what they want. Having researched workers for more than 30 years, we believe we know what they want. Not only that, we know that organizations that give workers what they want see higher levels of customer satisfaction and profits.

Q&A: Getting the Questions You Want

By Matt Abrahams, Co-Founder and Principal, Bold Echo Communications Solutions The sound of silence… that uncomfortable lull at the end of your presentation when you ask for questions, and it takes a moment or two for someone to get up the nerve to speak.

4 Principles of Communication

By Tim Rymel, M.Ed., President, Corporate Kindergarten As professional trainers, we are generally good about applying the basics when presenting or creating learning materials. We know how to use agendas, objectives, and examples, but did you know our learners are naturally wired to look for specific things during the learning process? According to researcher Paul Grice, there are four basic principles of communication that come naturally to us as humans:

Podcast: Insights on Manager Led Development of Employees

Only 45 percent of managers are effective at developing their direct reports. Research shows, however, that managers who ARE effective can improve staff performance by 25 percent and significantly increase retention/commitment. So, what makes the difference? Quite simply, manager-led development. Managers who deliberately help employees maximize the learning potential of every project while connecting them with proper training and other development opportunities offer the winning development combination.

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