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ERIC Number: EJ931081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0095-5892
Training Top 125
Training, v48 n1 p54-93 Jan-Feb 2011
Top companies realize how vital training is to their success and continue to invest in it, even in trying times. This article presents "Training" magazine's 11th annual ranking of the top companies with employee-sponsored workforce training and development. 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. 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: (1) Training tied to business objectives; (2) Demonstrable results; (3) Number of trainers; (4) Employee turnover and retention; (5) Leadership development; (6) Tuition assistance; (7) Training technology and infrastructure; (8) Certification; and (9) Training budget and percentage of payroll.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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