Excelsior, MN (February 10, 2015)— Keller Williams Realty, Inc., moved into No. 1 (up from No. 2 last year) on the 2015 Training Top 125, while Jiffy Lube International drove into the No. 2 spot. Health-care companies dominated the rest of the Top 5, with Capital BlueCross, CHG Healthcare Services, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan notching Nos. 3, 4, and 5, respectively. Some 27 new companies broke into the Top 125 this year. The majority of the companies are in the health/medical services, real estate/insurance, finance/banking, technology, and retail industries.
Training magazine recognized the 2015 Training Top 125 winners with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during the Scarlet Ball held last night during the Training 2015 Conference & Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The black-tie gala was sponsored by Advantexe, Allen Interactions, American Public University, elearning brothers, Franklin Covey, Godiva, Grovo, Herrmann International, ISA, Pelucida, Seiko, the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame, and Turning Technologies. Seiko served as the official timekeeper of the event.
Now in its 15th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. Some applicant statistics of note:
- The mean revenue was $4.5 billion U.S. and $6 billion worldwide. The mean training budget was $30.6 million, representing 5.92 percent of payroll. The mean amount of training costs savings was 10 percent.
- The mean number of total employees trained per organization (including independent contractors and franchisees) was 38,619, with 19,031 trained in the classroom and 31,915 trained online. A mean of 591 courses were offered as instructor-led sessions; 2,429 were offered as online self-paced modules; and 164 were offered as virtual instructor-led classrooms. Some 98 percent of applicants have a technological infrastructure to support the delivery and management of training.
- The average number of full-time and part-time trainers was 117 and 674, respectively.
- Some 97 percent of applicants have a tuition reimbursement program. A mean of 8 percent of eligible employees made use of tuition reimbursement programs in the last year. Median spend on tuition reimbursement programs was $462,350.
- Some 99 percent of applicants use employee satisfaction surveys, while 97 percent use competency maps and personal/individual development plans. Some 71 percent tie managers’ compensation directly to the development of their direct reports.
- On the evaluation side, 74 percent of applicants utilize Return on Value; 82 percent utilize Return on Investment; 76 percent utilize Balanced Scorecards; and 57 percent utilize Six Sigma. The Kirkpatrick Levels of Evaluation are more widely used: Level 1 (98 percent), Levels 2 (96 percent), Level 3 (95 percent) and Level 4 (86 percent).
In addition, yesterday afternoon, Training recognized innovative and successful learning and development programs and practices utilized by the Training Top 125 winners. Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative winners received crystal trophies during a ceremony on the Expo Stage. They were:
BEST PRACTICE AWARD WINNERS
Iron Mountain, Incorporated
Mountain America Credit Union
OUTSTANDING TRAINING INITIATIVES
Jiffy Lube International
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
“In scoring the 2015 applications, the Training Top 125 judges focused relentlessly on how applicants demonstrated the effectiveness of their training through Kirkpatrick Level 3 (behavior) and 4 (results) evaluations,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “That ratcheted up the level of competition, with the winners demonstrating a commendable commitment to employee training and development that resulted in the achievement of key corporate strategic goals. Congratulations to all the companies named to the 2015 Training Top 125.”
The Top 125 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.
Companies that wish to be considered for Top 125 ranking complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively (70 percent of total score) by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively (30 percent of total score) by Training magazine editors and Top 10 Hall of Fame representatives.
For a profile of each of the Top 5 companies on the Training Top 125, additional information about the training efforts of all 125 companies, details on the programs receiving Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative awards, and the Hall of Fame inductees, see the January/February 2015 issue.
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Training is a 51-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources, and business management professionals in all industries that advocate training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Lakewood Media Group.
2015 Training Top 125 Winners
1. Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
2. Jiffy Lube International
3. Capital BlueCross
4. CHG Healthcare Services
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
6. ABF Freight
7. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
8. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
9. Capital One
10. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
11. Northwestern Mutual
12. Novo Nordisk, Inc.
13. Paychex, Inc.
14. Mohawk Industries, Inc.
15. WellSpan Health
16. Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
17. Edward Jones
18. ADP, LLC
20. University Hospitals
21. Gables Residential
22. Baylor Scott and White Health
23. Dollar General Corporation
24. Birmingham Water Works Board
26. Health Care Service Corporation
27. DEFENDER Direct
28. Economical Insurance
29. BNSF Railway
30. Century 21 Real Estate LLC
33. Genentech, Inc.
34. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
35. Florida Blue
38. DaVita Healthcare Partners
39. BB&T Corporation
40. ConAgra Foods, Inc.
41. Carilion Clinic
42. McDonald’s USA, LLC
43. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
44. Miami Children’s Hospital
46. Christiana Care Health System
47. Shape Corp
48. Best Buy
49. ESL Federal Credit Union
50. Caesars Entertainment Corporation
51. Bankers Life
52. BP America
53. Discover Financial Services
54. Shaw Industries, Inc.
55. Western Union
56. La Quinta Holdings
57. BKD, LLP
58. Iron Mountain, Incorporated
59. One Nevada Credit Union
60. Aetna Inc.
61. CarMax, Inc.
62. Wells Fargo
63. Mountain America Credit Union
64. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
65. G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
66. Tandus Centiva (A Tarkett Company)
68. TD Bank
69. Sonic Automotive
70. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
74. Bass & Associates, P.C.
75. RE/MAX, LLC
76. Valvoline Instant Oil Change
77. Cerner Corporation
78. New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
80. VSP Global
81. Navy Federal Credit Union
82. U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
83. Tech Mahindra Ltd.
85. EMC Corporation
86. Quicken Loans Inc.
89. Ricoh USA
90. Choice Hotels International
91. ValleyCrest Companies
92. Allianz of America, Inc.
93. Sacramento Municipal Utility District
94. MasTec – Utility Services Group
95. Owens & Minor, Inc.
96. Consigli Construction Company, Inc.
97. Allied Global
98. American Fidelity Assurance Company
99. Healthways, Inc.
100. Microchip Technology Inc.
101. Cognizant Technology Solutions
102. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
103. New York Life Insurance Company
104. PAREXEL International
106. Special Response Corporation
109. Dominion Enterprises
111. MGM Resorts International
112. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
113. Ascend Federal Credit Union
115. EMD Millipore and EMD Serono
116. Tata Consultancy Services Limited
118. Monitronics International, Inc.
119. Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc
120. ERA Franchise Systems LLC
121. Enterprise Holdings
122. Hagerty Insurance
123. Pacific Gas & Electric
124. Health Decisions, CRO+
125. PPL Electric Utilities