Parke Kallenberg, vice president of training (left) and Mark Lenahan, director of training & development, accept the Training Magazine award for ValleyCrest Landscape Companies at a reception hosted by the magazine.
For the fourth consecutive year, ValleyCrest Landscape Companies was selected as one of the best companies in the nation for training by Training magazine. ValleyCrest, which ranked number 100 on the list, is the only landscape services firm ever recognized in the Top 125.
“Winning this award for the fourth year is a special achievement for us, because it speaks to our continued commitment to developing our people. Providing comprehensive training for our workforce is a long term strategy, vital to our ability to attract and retain the best talent,” said Parke Kallenberg , vice president of training.
The Training Top 125 is an annual ranking honoring organizations around the world that offer outstanding employer-sponsored workforce training and development. In being selected for this award, ValleyCrest joins past winners such as Farmers Insurance, IBM, General Mills, Verizon, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Microsoft. The 2014 Training Top 125 winners were honored at a black-tie gala awards event in San Diego.
In its 14th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on a myriad of benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs. The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.