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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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Collaborative approaches to problem solving are becoming more common. Technology and a new approach to management are making it easier to work together to meet challenges.

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Now in its 36th year, Training magazine's Training Industry Report is recognized as the training industry’s most trusted source of data on budgets, staffing, and programs. Total 2017 U.S. training expenditures rose significantly, increasing 32.5 percent to $90.6 billion, according to this year's report.


Average trainer salaries increased more than 5 percent in 2016-2017 to $83,745, according to Training’s annual Salary Survey.

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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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Let Job Candidates Sell Themselves on Your Company

Candidates always believe themselves, but may or may not believe you. If they’re going to buy in to your opportunity, they’re the best-qualified salespeople to make that happen.

Bridging the Strategy Gap

A new study from The Economist Intelligence Unit reveals that strategies are missing the mark because of poor implementation, according to global business leaders.

Training Insights Episode 13: On Becoming a Trainer

Episode 13 of this podcast series, produced by Ottawa-based writer/audio producer Kevin McGowan in partnership with Training magazine, features a chat with Atlanta-based trainer Alaine Carrello, who is a firm booster for the training career path. She discovered a new career as a trainer a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. She’s energetic, and unabashedly passionate about the craft of training.

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Can You Train Managers to Be Humble?

The answer lies in creating management and leadership training that encourages the asking of questions and the raising of new ideas, rather than the reflection of whatever the department or company head says.

Employee Retention Leads to Client Loyalty

Employers are starting to see the casual link between turning the focus inward, ensuring employees are happy and engaged in order to keep clients happy.

The Need to Reinvent Compliance Training

Brandon Hall Group’s 2017 Compliance Training Study found that only about one-third of companies consider their compliance training efforts to be effective.

Becoming a B2B Onboarding Prioritizer

Engaging all employees to help understand the business-to-business customer, clarifying their specific roles in onboarding success, and increasing incoming and outgoing communication will drive sales and increase revenue.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Sonic Automotive, Inc.’s Fixed Operations Academy

The learning strategy for the academy is based on the idea that leadership and management skills are the foundation of a successful Fixed Operations manager. By exploring the impact of leadership skills on their direct team members, customers, and the Sonic organization, learners come to understand the importance of these leadership behaviors.

Experiential Learning Is Key to Advancing the Tech Workforce

A traditional approach to cultivating tech talent is not sufficient to develop a future filled with capable technology leaders. The challenge requires collaboration from industry and educational institutions to properly prepare students.

Is Creativity Anathema to Your Office?

There are many questions to ask yourselves when thinking about how to foster creativity in your workplace. The first question is to decide if you truly want creative people, and then how much you are able and willing to accommodate their needs.

Corporate Training Empowered by Data Science

Leveraging network science, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence algorithms, training program participants at one Fortune 100 company could be understood within the context of teamwork, collaboration, and connectivity.

3 Tips for Finding and Building Upon Existing Talent

If hiring managers keep their eyes and minds open, they will find that great talent exists in unexpected places—sometimes in a bowling alley or even a current employee right under their nose.

Civility, We Miss You!

Some 75% of respondents say incivility in America has risen to crisis levels, and 34% have experienced incivility at work, according to the Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey 2017, by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate in partnership with KRC Research.


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Training Top 125

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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