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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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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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Developing Emotional Intelligence

By Dr. Daniel Goleman You may have heard that we’re born with a huge amount of brain cells, and then we lose them steadily until we die. Now, the good news: That’s neuromythology.

3 Keys to Effective Safety Training

By Michael Rich Safety training is an important part of any business. It helps to protect your company from costly injuries and keep employees safe. However, effective training consists of more than locking your employees in a closet and forcing them to watch a video. It needs to include interaction, be engaging, and, most of all, effectively deliver the intended message. Follow these three tips to ensure an effective safety training program:

Mobile Apps and Training

By Mark Scullard, Director, Research, and Jeffrey Sugerman, President and CEO, Inscape Publishing

You Can’t Want Anything

By David Intrator, president, The Creative Organization A few years before his death in 2004, Charlie Rose interviewed Henri Cartier-Bresson at his home in Paris. For years, Carier-Bresson had been recognized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, having produced an uncanny amount of photographic masterpieces. Rose was curious as to how Cartier-Bresson went about his work. “What’s the secret?” Without missing a beat, Cartier-Bresson answered: “You can’t want anything. You just need to be receptive.”

Instructional Design: Results-Based vs. Results-Capable

By Joseph Gianni, CEO, 2logical “Change on a dime!” “We need to do more with less!” “Innovate!” These are the battle cries from the executive ranks to the troops, and in today’s business world, they are the reality we face virtually every day. This drive toward continuous innovation has rendered the traditional reactive method of people development—closing individual skill gaps that seem to stand in the way of results—obsolete.

Training Fact or Myth?

By Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.com In doing research on the effectiveness of video-based e-learning media, I ran across some useful facts that are commonly quoted on the Internet:

Equipping Contact Center Agents to Deliver Personal Service

By Matt McConnell, President and CEO,  Knowlagent “Wow! That automated attendant really delivered great service!” In an age of automation, how often do you hear a customer enthusiastically share a positive experience with a self-service or instant-service communication channel?

Training Professionals Tour Navy’s Only Boot Camp

By Scott A. Thornbloom, Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs GREAT LAKES, IL (NNS) -- Training professionals from companies across the United States toured the Navy’s only boot camp to observe how civilians are trained to become Sailors at Recruit Training Command (RTC).

8 Tips to Fill Your Training Room

By Brad Karsh, President, JB Training Solutions As an HR professional, you are thrilled to organize compelling training programs for your employees, but how do you guarantee high attendance and participation? No matter how great the program is on paper, if attendance is low, then the impact is lost. So what can you do? Fortunately, there are a few simple and (mostly) free techniques for filling your training room every time:

Simplifying Back-End Training Management

By Bob Lee, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Learning Solutions, Citrix Online April Showers, located in Twin Falls, ID, is a home-based business founded in 2008 by April Durham, a successful graphic designer. April Showers provides blog and Website design services and also offers a variety of training workshops for those who want to learn how to design their own blogs or start a professional blog design business. The company has a staff of six.

Leadership Funnels at Cerner

By Margery Weinstein Critical to Cerner Corporation’s success, the company says, is the way it creates a culture of leadership and builds a company of leaders. To ensure Cerner generates a pool of talented leaders, the company designed a framework to define its overall strategy for leadership development. Its goal in creating this model is to empower organizations across Cerner to systematically identify and grow prospective leaders. Additionally, Cerner aims to decrease turnover and increase its internal promotions vs. external hire ratio.

The Leadership Imperative: Mission Success

By Tom Rieger, Senior Practice Expert, Gallup There are no fearless leaders, but there are courageous ones. Everyone has fears they need to face. The key is to learn to overcome those fears. Mark Twain said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” To create a fearless company, leaders must master fear—their own and others’. They have to have the courage to fix what’s wrong.

Are You Dumb Enough to Be Creative?

By David Intrator, President, The Creative Organization In my seminars and workshops on creativity, I spend a lot of time emphasizing the value of being an idiot. Because in the all-important opening phase of the creative process, which I call “making a mess,” stupidity is your greatest asset. This is not the time for clarity, precision, or cleverness. Rather it’s the time for sloppiness, incoherence, and the mindless generation of stuff.

Supercompetent Speaking: The Value of Rehearsal

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP As a business professional, would you ever send the first draft of a report to your boss or client? Probably not; no doubt you’d want to smooth out the rough patches and check it over for typos first. Most of us don’t even let e-mails go without making sure we’ve done our best to communicate both cleanly and efficiently. Polishing our written work is accepted as a necessary part of doing business.

Creating a Culture of Lifelong Learning

By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”—Benjamin Franklin Whether you are a customer-centered or an employee-focused company, success hinges on sustaining a culture of lifelong learning. Happy employees equal happy customers, and in study after study, they show that the happiest employees are the well-trained ones who receive ongoing education.

Anti-Bribery Training Is Key

By Matt Plass, Interactive Services’ Chief Learning Officer In 2007, there were 38 prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Know how many prosecutions we saw in 2010? Almost double the 2007 figures with 74 prosecutions in 2010—not including 150 investigations that are still open.

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