Training Top 125 2020 Winners

Training magazine's 20th annual ranking of the top companies with employer-sponsored workforce training and development.

Dollar General Corporation, LLC, registered its second consecutive #1 ranking on the Training Top 125. The retailer and the other 2020 Top 125 winners showcased 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. Some 31 newcomers earned a spot on the list this year, the 20th in a row Training has ranked the top companies of employer-sponsored workforce training and development. Each Top 125 company was measured on quantitative (73 points) and qualitative (52 points) data. Factors influencing the rankings include: Training tied to business objectives

  • Kirkpatrick Level 3 and 4 results
  • Training’s role in strategic decision-making
  • Number of trainers
  • Employee turnover and retention
  • Leadership development
  • Tuition assistance
  • Training technology and infrastructure
  • Certification
  • Training budget and percentage of payroll
  • Executive involvement in L&D
  • Training delivery methods and innovation

And much, much more. An outside research and statistical data company, under the guidance of Training magazine, scored companies on quantitative data supplied by applicants. Then, Training’s editor-in-chief and the Training Top 10 Hall of Famers qualitatively reviewed the applications.

Top 125 Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiatives also are recognized in this issue. Learn about Avanade Inc.’s Offerings Training; Sovos’ First 48; AstraZeneca China’s Navigator—Breaking Management Ice; Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.’s Ignite; and more.

Congratulations to this year’s Training Top 125!

Click HERE to download a list of all the winners.

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 Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.