FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2015)—Training magazine, 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 a black-tie awards gala February 15 during the Training 2016 Conference & Expo, February 15-17 in Orlando, FL.
“The 2016 Training Top 125 winners have found the recipe for success,” noted Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “They utilize innovative methods to deliver training and engage learners; they link training to the achievement of corporate strategic goals; and, most important, they measure the results. We salute these organizations—including 28 newcomers to the list—for their dedication, passion, and commitment to training. Clearly, they understand that Training Matters.”
In addition, during the gala, Training magazine will induct McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame. McCarthy earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Training Top 125 for four consecutive years.
Now in its 16th 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 2016 Finalists for the Training Top 125 (in alphabetical order):
Allianz Life Insurance of North America
American Fidelity Assurance Company
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Bass & Associates, P.C.
Baylor Scott and White Health
Bell and Howell
Birmingham Water Works Board
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
CENTURY 21 Real Estate
CHG Healthcare Services
Choice Hotels International
Christiana Care Health System
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Crown Resorts Australia
DaVita HealthCare Partners
Discover Financial Services
Dollar General Corporation
ESL Federal Credit Union
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
First Horizon National Corporation
FORUM Credit Union
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Health Decisions, CRO+
Iron Mountain, Incorporated
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson and Johnson
Jiffy Lube International
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
La Quinta Holdings
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Mariner Finance, LLC
MasTec – Utility Services Group
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Service
Miami Children’s Health System
Microchip Technology Inc.
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Mountain America Credit Union
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Navy Federal Credit Union
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company
One Nevada Credit Union
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
PPL Electric Utilities
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Special Response Corporation
Tandus Centiva (A Tarkett Company)
Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Total Quality Logistics
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
United Shore Financial Services
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Van Meter, Inc.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Western Union Company
In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the January/February 2016 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all 125 winners will appear in the issue and online at www.trainingmag.com.
For more information about the Training 2016 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 50-plus years. Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.
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