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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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New Leadership Skills for the New Year

When you nurture budding leaders at your company, what qualities and skills do you hope they will acquire or make stronger? What has changed in the last decade?

4 Learning Strategies to Embrace in 2018 and Beyond

Digital transformation is not simply moving from printed materials and classrooms to electronically delivered content. It is more predominantly about being able to use technology to enhance, facilitate, measure, and analyze learning in ways never before possible.

The Waves of Change Are Here: Are You Ready?

Digitization, demographic shifts, and globalization will continue to intensify as the world gets smaller and faster. So how do you make sense out of this vast tsunami of change? You need to transform yourself and your workplace through six factors.

Developing the Whole Person

As more and more Millennials join organizations and even more move into leadership positions, we need to take a hard look at how prepared we are to provide for their needs—from new hire training to job-specific training and career development.

I Deserve That Extra Piece of Pie

When we do, say, or even think about doing something good, we are more likely to give ourselves permission to do whatever we want because, “Hey, I’ve earned it.”

How Language Learning Can Impact Your Business

Nearly 60 percent of managers cited improved customer feedback as the area most impacted by employees participating in language learning, according to a survey by Forbes Insights and Rosetta Stone.

Is the Job Candidate “Experience” a Thing?

Fierce Conversations predicts that in the New Year there will be a renewed focus across organizations to improve the experience of the recruiting and hiring process for both the hiring organization and candidates.

The 15 Disciplines of High Performers

A Players are the employees every manager wants to hire and promote. What work disciplines and mindsets do these top performers embrace?

Wading Through a Shallow Talent Pool

By following a few cornerstone practices, you will begin to see talent hiding in plain sight, perhaps obscured by those in more visible roles at your own place of business.

4 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

Forward-thinking companies use their benefits programs to set themselves apart as employers, adapting their approach to meet employee needs.


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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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