Training magazine's 11th annual ranking of the top companies with employer-sponsored workforce training and development.
Top companies realize how vital training is to their success and continue to invest in it, even in trying times. First-time No. 1 winner Farmers Insurance puts such a premium on learning that its new national advertising campaign showcases learning taking place at the University of Farmers. The 2011 Top 125 companies collectively dedicated an average 6.7 percent of their payroll to the training budget—and they have the business results to show for it. Some 27 newcomers earned a spot on the list this year, the 11th in a row Training
has ranked the top companies of employer-sponsored workforce training and development.
As usual, each Top 125 company was measured on quantitative (75 percent of total score) and qualitative (25 percent of total score) data. Factors influencing the rankings include: Training tied to business objectives • Demonstrable results • Number of trainers • Employee turnover and retention • Leadership development • Tuition assistance • Training technology and infrastructure • Certification • Training budget and 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 and the Training
Top 10 Hall of Famers qualitatively reviewed the applications.
Best Practices and Outstanding Training Initiatives also are recognized in this issue (visit http://www.trainingmag.com/article/2011-training-top-125-best-practices-and-outstanding-initiatives). Learn about Automatic Data Processing, Inc.’s Leaders In Action; Quicken Loans’ Quicken’s Got Talent; EMD Serono, Inc.’s Virtual Preceptorship; and more. Plus we induct two new members—PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG LLP—into the Top 10 Hall of Fame. Congratulations to this year’s Training Top 125!
Download the PDF to see information on all the 2011 Training Top 125 winners.