FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine
Minneapolis, MN (November 28, 2018)—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 25 during the Training 2019 Conference & Expo, February 25-27 in Orlando, FL.
“The 2019 Training Top 125 winners highlight the importance and value of training—to their organizations, to their employees, and to their industries and communities,” said Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “They are on the leading edge as they effectively deliver employee training that pushes the needle forward to meet organizational goals while developing an engaged, creative, and committed workforce. Congratulations to these standout organizations for their stellar dedication to learning and employee growth.”
Now in its 19th 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; hours of training per employee annually; detailed formal programs; learning goals; Kirkpatrick Level 3 and 4 evaluation; and business outcomes measurement. The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives, and the results they achieve.
The 2019 Training Top 125 Winners Are (in alphabetical order):
Alliance Residential Company
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Applied Materials, Inc.
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Bass & Associates, P.C.
BayCare Health System
Bell and Howell
Birmingham Water Works Board
BKD CPAs & Advisors
BNSF Railway Co.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Choice Hotels International
Dellbrook | JKS Construction
Dollar General Corporation, LLC
Electric Power Board (EPB)
Emser Tile, LLC
ESL Federal Credit Union
FDIC Corporate University
First Horizon National Corporation
FORUM Credit Union
G4S Secured Solutions (USA) Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
HGS Inc., USA
Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies for Johnson & Johnson
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Jones Lang LaSalle
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Mariner Finance LLC
MasTec Utility Services
Miami Cerebral Palsy Residential Services, Inc.
Microchip Technology Inc.
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Navy Federal Credit Union
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
New York Life Insurance Company
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
One Nevada Credit Union
Pacific Gas & Electric
Penn Station East Coast Subs
Persistent Systems Ltd
PPL Electric Utilities
PPS Insurance Company
Ricoh USA, Inc.
Rosendin Electric Inc.
Signature Commercial Solutions, LLC, d/b/a Signature Consultants
Special Response Corporation
Specialist Staffing Group
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Tarkett North America (A Division of Tarkett)
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
The Probationary Inspector Training Division of School of Foundation Training in Hong Kong Police College, Hong Kong Police Force
Two Men and a Truck/International
University of New Mexico Hospitals
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Van Meter, Inc.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Western & Southern Financial Group
Williams & Fudge, Inc.
Windham Professionals Inc.
In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the March/April 2019 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 2019 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.