FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine
Minneapolis, MN (November 25, 2019)—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 24 during the Training 2020 Conference & Expo, February 24-26, 2020, in Orlando, FL. During the gala, Training magazine also will induct Leading Real Estate Companies of the World into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame as it earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Training Top 125 for four consecutive years.
“The 2020 Training Top 125 winners demonstrate the magic that happens when organizations tie training to specific, measurable strategic goals, leading to the behavior change, business impact, and employee engagement that drive success,” said Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “We salute these best-in-class organizations for their ardent dedication to continuous employee learning and development and their investment in innovative ways to deliver on their commitment.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, 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 2020 Training Top 125 Winners (in alphabetical order) are:
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Applied Materials, Inc.
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Bass & Associates, P.C.
Bell and Howell
Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR)
Birmingham Water Works Board
BKD CPAs & Advisors
BNSF Railway Company
C&A Industries Inc.
Coast Professional, Inc.
Compass One Healthcare
Dellbrook | JKS Construction
Dollar General Corporation, LLC
Elevations Credit Union
Emser Tile, LLC
ESL Federal Credit Union
FDIC Corporate University
FORUM Credit Union
G4S Secured Solutions (USA) Inc
Gilbane Building Company
Hackensack Meridian Health
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
Huntington Learning Center
Huntington National Bank
Independence Blue Cross
Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies for Johnson & Johnson
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Mariner Finance LLC
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
MasTec Utility Services
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Microchip Technology Inc
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Navy Federal Credit Union
New York Life
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
One Nevada Credit Union
Panda Restaurant Group
Penn Station East Coast Subs
People’s Trust Insurance Co.
Persistent Systems Ltd
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
PPL Electric Utilities
PV Fluid Products Inc.
Roscoe Property Management
Southern California Edison
Southern Management Corporation
Special Response Corporation
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Summit Security Services
Tarkett North America – A Division of Tarkett
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Two Men and a Truck International
University of New Mexico Hospitals
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Van Meter Inc.
VyStar Credit Union
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 2020 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 2020 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.