Top 2015 LearningElite Organizations Revealed

Top 2015 LearningElite Organizations Revealed

Innovators in workforce development recognized by human capital and learning experts in conjunction with the 2015 CLO Symposium


Chicago & Miami, April 13, 2015 — Human Capital Media (HCM), the largest integrated media company supporting the human resources industry and publisher of Chief Learning Officer magazine, announced the companies in the coveted LearningElite list. This annual ranking lists the organizations that outperform the benchmark standard for implementation of learning and development (L&D) best practices for their workforces.

HCM’s LearningElite program is the only peer-ranking and benchmarking program of its kind. Developed through a collaboration between chief learning officers, senior workforce development practitioners and the Human Capital Media Research and Advisory Group, it utilizes rigorous evaluation methodologies to objectively assess both the scope and value of participants’ L&D practices. This year’s top companies include Qualcomm, Hilton Worldwide, The Vanguard Group Inc., Procter & Gamble Distributing and Automatic Data Processing Inc.

“In just five years, this program has become the industry’s most reliable tool for L&D benchmarking,” said John Taggart, president and co-founder of HCM. “We are delighted to see that organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of L&D in establishing a productive and fulfilled workforce.”

“Every year the number of applications we receive grows, which is a great sign for the learning industry,” added Sarah Kimmel, director of research and advisory services for HCM. “While our rigorous metrics and high standard for inclusion in the program remain consistent, we are seeing more organizations striving to surpass the benchmark and qualify. We look forward to seeing how these initiatives strengthen the global workforce in the years ahead.”

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