FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine
Minneapolis, MN (November 11, 2016)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for Learning and Development professionals, today announced the winners 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 January 30 during the Training 2017 Conference & Expo, January 30-February 1 in San Diego, CA.
“The 2017 Training Top 125 winners don’t just set the bar for employee training and development, they vault over it,” said Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “They are champions of learning and ensure their employees have the skills to succeed in this competitive, ever-changing world. They insist on training tied to corporate strategic goals, and they have the results to show for it. We applaud these organizations for their world-class training and development efforts.”
In addition, during the Top 125 Gala, Training magazine will induct three companies into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame: Capital BlueCross; CHG Healthcare Services; and Jiffy Lube International. All three earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Training Top 125 for four consecutive years.
Now in its 17th 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 2017 Training Top 125 Winners Are (in alphabetical order):
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Bass & Associates, P.C.
BayCare Health System
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
Bell and Howell
Birmingham Water Works Board
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Choice Hotels International
Crown Resorts Australia
Dollar General Corporation
Empire Wealth Strategies
ESL Federal Credit Union
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
First Horizon National Corporation
FORUM Credit Union
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
General Motors Sales, Service & Marketing Division
Gilbane Building Company
Health Decisions, CRO+
Holman Automotive Group, Inc.
Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies for Johnson & Johnson
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
La Quinta Holdings Inc.
Mariner Finance, LLC
MasTec – Utility Services Group
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services, Inc.
Miami Children’s Health System
Microchip Technology Inc.
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Navy Federal Credit Union
National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company
NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
One Nevada Credit Union
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
PAREXEL International LLC
Penn Station, Inc.
Persistent Systems Ltd
PPL Electric Utilities
Quicken Loans , Inc.
Red Roof Inn Inc.
Ricoh USA, Inc.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Special Response Corporation
Specialist Staffing Group
Tandus Centiva (A Tarkett Company)
Tata Consultancy Services
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Total Quality Logistics
United Shore Financial Services
University of New Mexico Hospitals
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
U.S. Postal Service
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 2017 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 2017 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.