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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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December 2017’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 December’s top three business books recommended to our readers.

The Power to Do the Right Thing

Give your team the power to please, resolve, and empathize with your customers. The magic should be in their hands, not left for the great, all-knowing, powerful Oz—I mean manager—to come in and save the day.

Adapting Learning to Deliver Results on a Tight Budget

High-performance organizations are far more likely to leverage modalities such as videos, social/collaboration tools, mobile learning, and games as part of their learning strategy, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2017 Training Benchmarking Study.

How to Crush Your Stage Fright

It’s up to you how you want to let those public speaking butterflies control you. Do you want to let them hold you back or do you want to harness them to propel you forward?

3 Tips for Reaching Across Generations…and Miles

By using technology to its best advantage, leveraging each generation’s strengths, and creating and reinforcing a strong company culture, businesses that employ offsite employees can successfully engage their multigenerational workforce.

A New Generation Finds Opportunity in Hospitality

Jobs for the Future (JFF) is working with the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation on the national Hospitality Sector Apprenticeship to expand apprenticeship opportunities in new communities throughout the country.


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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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