FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine
Minneapolis, MN (November 15, 2017)—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 February 12 during the Training 2018 Conference & Expo, February 12-14 in Atlanta, GA.
“The 2018 Training Top 125 winners are game changers,” said Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “They constantly look for innovative ways to effectively deliver and measure employee training, and they are rewarded with an engaged, passionate workforce and organizational success. Congratulations to these stellar organizations for their unwavering commitment to learning and employee growth!”
In addition, during the Top 125 Gala, Training magazine will induct two companies into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Both earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Training Top 125 for four consecutive years.
Now in its 18th 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 2018 Training Top 125 Winners Are (in alphabetical order):
AAMCO Transmission, Inc.
Alamo Pharma Services
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Arrow Electronics’ Enterprise Computing Solutions
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Bass & Associates, P.C.
BayCare Health System
Bell and Howell
Birmingham Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham
BNSF Railway Co.
Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Choice Hotels International
Colorado Springs Utilities
Crown Resorts Australia
Dollar General Corporation, LLC
Dow AgroSciences LLC (U.S. Operations)
Emser Tile, LLC
ESL Federal Credit Union
FDIC Corporate University
G4S Secured Solutions (USA) Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Health Decisions, CRO+
Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies for Johnson & Johnson
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Jones Lang Lasalle
La Quinta Holdings Inc.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Mariner Finance, LLC
MasTec – Utility Services
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services, Inc.
Miami Children’s Health System
Microchip Technology Inc
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
MSU Federal Credit Union
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Navy Federal Credit Union
New York Community Bancorp
New York Life Insurance Company
One Nevada Credit Union
Pacific Gas & Electric
Penn Station, Inc.
Persistent Systems Ltd
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
PPL Electric Utilities
Ricoh USA, Inc.
Sanofi (China) Investment Co., LTD.
Signature Commercial Solutions, LLC, d/b/a Signature Consultants
SinglePoint GI Inc.
Smith & Nephew
Southern Management Corporation
Special Response Corporation
Specialist Staffing Group
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Tarkett North America (A Division of Tarkett)
Tata Consultancy Services
The Detective Training Centre of The Hong Kong Police Force
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
TMG Financial Services
Two Men And A Truck/International
U.S Postal Service
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
United Services Automobile Association
University of New Mexico Hospitals
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Van Meter, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Windham Professionals Inc.
In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the January/February 2018 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 2018 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.