Training magazine Ranks the Winners of the 2024 Training APEX Awards

Training magazine recognized these 105 organizations that excelled at employee training and development in the last year with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during a black-tie gala held last night at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.



Lorri Freifeld


Training magazine

Excelsior, MN (February 27, 2024)—2024 marks the 24th year Training magazine has recognized organizations that provide best-in-class employee training and development. At the top of the 2024 Training APEX Awards rankings is The Haskell Company (#1), followed by Transworld Systems Incorporated (#2); State Compensation Insurance Fund (#3); Paychex, Inc (#4); and Applied Materials, Inc. (#5).

Training magazine recognized the 2024 Training APEX Awards winners with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during the Training APEX Awards Shining Stars Gala held last night during the Training 2024 Conference & Expo at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The black-tie gala was sponsored by Adobe, Awarding You, Brainier, iRewardify, and the Training Hall of Fame, with Brella Productions serving as the special events management partner. Adobe, Brainier, and iRewardify provided special giveaways, including an Apple Watch, gift cards and a donation to the winner’s charity of choice.

Training Hall of Fame Inductees and Special Awards

Medical Solutions and Rosendin were inducted into the Training Hall of Fame after earning a Top 10 ranking for four consecutive years. The Training Hall of Fame now numbers 17 companies.

During the Gala, Training also recognized innovative and successful learning and development programs and practices utilized by some of the Training APEX Awards winners. Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative award winners received crystal trophies. They are (in alphabetical order):


  • Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America for True Balance
  • Compass One Healthcare for ProPEL
  • Southern New Hampshire University for ELEVATE
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund for EDGE—Everyone Drives Great Experiences & EDGE The Winners Circle
  • The Haskell Company for Quality Performance Training Program


  • Applied Materials, Inc., for Enhanced Knowledge Delivery Program
  • BankWest, Inc., for Value-Added Sales Training
  • ESL Federal Credit Union for Workforce Management for Employees/Management
  • Long & Foster Real Estate for New Agent Onboarding
  • Novartis China for Small Medical Meeting: AI Enhancement

The Training APEX Awards is the only awards program that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. The Training APEX Awards 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 their effectiveness in terms of behavior change and business impact.

Companies that wish to be considered for Training APEX Awards ranking complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively (73 points) by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively (53 points) by Training magazine’s editor/publisher and Training Hall of Fame representatives.

“We salute the 2024 Training APEX Awards winners’ training brilliance, out-of-this-world innovation, and deep dedication to employee learning and development,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor/publisher of Training magazine. “These organizations continue to shine a light on the vital role training plays in organizational success.”

L&D Statistics

Some overall statistics from the quantitative analysis of the winning 2024 Training APEX Awards applicationsinclude:

  • Some 26 new companies broke into the Training APEX Awards ranking this year.
  • The majority of the winners are in the health/medical services and finance/banking industries.
  • The mean revenue for winners was $10.4 billion U.S. and $8 billion worldwide. Representing 4.9 percent of payroll, the mean training budget was $12.9 million.
  • The mean number of employees trained was 35,802. Winners had a mean of 89 full-time trainers and 85 part-time trainers. Organizations had a mean ratio of 210 employees per trainer. Technology infrastructure included: a learning management system (99 percent), talent management system (90 percent), and workforce management system (92 percent).
  • Nearly 87 percent offered a tuition reimbursement program. A mean of 9 percent of eligible employees made use of tuition reimbursement programs in the last year. Median spend on tuition reimbursement programs was $230,296.
  • All of the winners used employee satisfaction surveys, while 99 percent used competency maps. Some 72 percent tied managers’ compensation to the development of their direct reports.
  • In terms of measuring training effectiveness, 92 percent of applicants utilized Return on Value; 93 percent used Return on Investment; 75 percent utilized Balanced Scorecard; and 71 percent used Six Sigma. Usage of the Kirkpatrick model was as follows: Level 1—98 percent; Level 2—97 percent; Level 3—98 percent; and Level 4—96 percent.

For a profile of each of the companies ranking in the Top 5 of the 2024 Training APEX Awards, additional information about the training efforts of all 105 companies, and details on the programs receiving Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative awards, see the March 2024 issue. The digital edition can be found online later this week at

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2024 Training APEX Awards Winners

  1. The Haskell Company
  2. Transworld Systems Incorporated
  3. State Compensation Insurance Fund
  4. Paychex, Inc
  5. Applied Materials, Inc.
  6. ESL Federal Credit Union
  7. Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  8. Long & Foster Real Estate
  9. Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
  10. Ascend Federal Credit Union
  11. Southern New Hampshire University
  12. Pilot Company
  13. Shaw Industries Group, Inc
  14. Novartis China
  15. CBE Companies, Inc.
  16. AAA Northeast
  17. Edward Jones
  18. Union Pacific Railroad
  19. Personnel Board of Jefferson County
  20. Guardian Life Insurance
  21. BankWest, Inc.
  22. Apple Federal Credit Union
  23. Walden Security
  25. Two Men and a Truck
  26. ArcBest
  27. Hayes Locums
  28. First Horizon Corporation
  29. HD Supply
  30. VyStar Credit Union
  31. Dexian
  32. Premise Health
  33. The University of Texas MD Anderson
  34. JLL
  35. Panda Restaurant Group
  36. Veeam Software
  37. Gilbane Building Company
  38. Limbach Holdings, Inc.
  39. England Logistics
  40. Bell and Howell
  41. CarMax
  42. Carilion Clinic
  43. One Nevada Credit Union
  44. PPL Electric Utilities
  45. Navient
  46. CNO Financial Group
  47. CVS Health
  48. Bronson Healthcare
  49. Huntington National Bank
  50. Mariner Finance LLC
  51. Sovos
  52. Western & Southern Financial Group
  53. VSP Vision
  54. ConServe
  55. Cardinal Health
  56. Fisher Investments
  57. PartnerHero
  58. Northwestern Mutual
  59. Allied Universal
  60. MTM
  61. EisnerAmper
  62. Sunstates Security
  63. Collective Health
  64. Persistent Systems Ltd.
  65. Blue Sprig Pediatrics
  66. Microchip Technology
  67. Compass One Healthcare
  68. Huntington Learning Center
  69. Zensar Technologies
  70. Penn Station East Coast Subs
  71. Infosys Ltd
  72. HGS (Hinduja Global Solutions)
  73. Sundt Construction
  74. Hackensack Meridian Health
  75. Aptive Environmental
  76. Coast Professional Inc.
  77. Brose North America
  78. Dellbrook|JKS
  79. Greystar
  80. CCA Global Partners
  81. Nelnet
  82. Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  83. Cavco Industries, Inc.
  84. Prime Power Services, Inc.
  85. Argo Group
  86. Johns Hopkins Medicine: Patient Access
  87. Thermo Fisher Scientific Research and Safety Division NA
  88. Nebraska Medicine
  89. Caris Life Sciences
  90. Spectrum Enterprise
  91. Kimball Midwest
  92. General Dynamics Information Technology
  93. BWH Hotels
  94. University of New Mexico Hospital
  95. Fractal Analytics Pvt. Ltd
  96. LaSalle Network
  97. Unite Us
  98. Kraft Heinz
  99. PLK Communities
  100. Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
  101. Harris Health System
  102. National Head Start Association
  103. Discovery
  104. GoHealth
  105. OpenTable & KAYAK

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Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.