FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN (November 19, 2012)—Trainingmagazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, today announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the 125 leading organizations will be unveiled during an awards gala at the Training 2013 Conference & Expo, to be held February 18-20 in Orlando, FL.
“Congratulations to the 2013 Training Top 125 winners! Their close alignment between training and corporate strategic goals led to strong financial performance, increased employee engagement, and a learning-centric culture,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “Every year, the competition ratchets up, and it was not easy to select only 125 winners. Thanks to all who applied and shared their training achievements and best practices.”
Now in its 13th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.
The 2013 Finalists for the Training Top 125 (in alphabetical order):
AAA – The Auto Club Group
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Allied International Credit
American Fidelity Assurance Company
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Bank of America Corporation
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Baptist Health Care Corporation
Bass & Associates, P.C.
Baylor Health Care System
Birmingham Water Works
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
CHG Healthcare Services
Choice Hotels International
Christiana Care Health System
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Consigli Construction, Inc.
Copernicus Group IRB
Dex One Corporation
Discover Financial Services
Dollar General Corporation
EMD Serono, Inc.
ESL Federal Credit Union
Expert Global Solutions
First Horizon National Corporation
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Grant Thornton LLP
Gulf Power Company
Health Care Service Corporation
Ho-Chunk Gaming – Wisconsin Dells
IMG College | America’s Home for College
Ingram Barge Company
Jiffy Lube International
Keller Williams Realty
LQ Management, LLC
MassMutual Financial Group
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McDonald’s USA, LLC
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Service
Miami Children’s Hospital
Microchip Technology Inc.
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Morrison Management Specialists
Mountain America Credit Union
National Industries for the Blind
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Navy Federal Credit Union
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company
Novo Nordisk Inc.
One Nevada Credit Union
Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home
Savvis, A CenturyLink Company
Schmitt Sussman Enterprises dba PFP
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Special People In Northeast, Inc.
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
United States Navy
University of New Mexico Hospitals
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies
Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy
Wells Fargo & Co.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Western Summit Constructors, Inc.
White Lodging Services
In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the January/February 2013 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all 125 finalists will appear in the issue and online at www.trainingmag.com.
For more information about the Training 2013 Conference & Expo, please visit: www.trainingconference.com.
Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 49 years.Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.
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