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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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Community Bancorp



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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February 2018’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 February’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

Taking Charge of Self-Development and Growth

College instructors, counselors, coaches, and leadership developers all employ questions, conversational strategies, and developmental tools that help people look deeply inside themselves, with the aim of encouraging others to explore options for gaining greater satisfaction and fulfillment, in both their work and personal lives.

How I Crossed the Line

Recognize the need to leverage the skills of employees outside of your scope to reach a common goal, to learn outside of the classroom. Break down those silos and learn from one another!

Training Top 125 Best Practice: Sales Training at ESL Federal Credit Union

ESL’s Discovering and Satisfying Member Needs (DSMN) workshop has proven particularly valuable to the organization in developing effective sales skills in new tellers and tele-bankers, preparing them for advancement opportunities and achieving sales production goals.

Reject the Limitation

A true leader is one who is committed to leading with his or her heart and appealing to the human spirit.

Personality Type Offers Clues for Adapting Training to a Virtual Environment

Only 5.6 percent of respondents preferring Extraversion and 11.4 percent of those preferring Introversion chose virtual training over other options in a study of 1,632 training participants who completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment as part of their program.

The Dark Side of “Collaboration”

Collaboration can be a great thing, like a jazz band that makes music together that’s greater than what each could make on their own, but it also can hinder, creating a dependent, fearful mentality that’s afraid to follow personal inspiration, jump in, and get it done.

4 Reasons Your LMS Can Fail and How to Avoid Them

Make sure you build a learning infrastructure that is flexible enough to bend to your changing business needs. Keep your total cost of ownership low and budgets focused on where you can have the most positive impact.

Why Your LMS Should Support Integration

A learning management system that supports integration with other systems can improve the user experience, reduce admin and user frustration, and increase the variety and depth of deliverable reports.

Finding the Right Talent and Training Them Are the Same Subject

When a company has a common performance language, the processes of recruiting, training, developing, and evaluating high-quality people are all based on performance objectives, objective processes, and objective language. These processes are all consistent with the principles and language that govern human performance.

Training Top 125 Best Practice: “The Why Behind the Metrics” at DaVita Inc.

To help add more tangible, personal meaning to metrics, DaVita created a set of six videos called “The Why Behind the Metrics.” The micro-training prompts leaders to start informal conversations with their team with the goal of eventually increasing each clinic’s positive metric performance.

Collaboration Is the New Leadership

The Spike philosophy demands the humility to be honest about your limitations and seek out those with the complementary strengths (Spikes) that will bring the best out of you and them. This is the new collaboration, built on positive interdependency.

There’s No Such Thing as an All-Rounder

We assume it’s possible for most human beings to be all-rounders to the extent that they can be good at the myriad and variety of competences contained in the average competency framework. The flaw: The majority of people are really good at some things, but they are not good at all things.

Is Your Interview Process Damaging Your Talent Brand?

The top complaints candidates have about interviewing is that the process is too slow or they did not receive enough feedback. Don’t let top talent get away because of an antiquated or poorly planned interview process.


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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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