Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Training Top 125 2008: Winners- Congrats to my team #38

Training Top 125 2008: Winners

Congrats to my team, ranked 38- and in the top 125 for eight years in a row!

For the seventh year in a row, Training tackled the task of ranking the top
companies of employer-sponsored workforce training and development. Each Top 125 company was measured on quantitative (75 percent to total score) and qualitative (25 percent to total score) data.What factors influenced the rankings? Training tied to business objectives. Number of trainers. Employee turnover and retention. Leadership development. Tuition assistance. Corporate university. Certification. Dollars spent on training. Percentage of payroll. And, much, much more.

An outside research and statistical data company, under the guidance of Training magazine, scored companies on this data supplied by applicants. Then, our editors subjectively reviewed each application. This year, there were 37 newcomers to the list, including five in the Top 50. All of these Top 125 companies invested tremendous time, dedication, commitment, and resources in learning and development excellence—and had the business results to show for

Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiatives also are recognized in this issue. Learn about Aetna Inc.'s Generational Diversity initiative, QUALCOMM's Online Employee Tradeshow, AlliedBarton's Leadership Boot Camp, ADP's SBS Sales Leadership Academy, Best Buy's Women's Leadership Forum, Lockheed Martin's Safety Award for Team Excellence, and more.