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Training | March 1, 2022

Training magazine Ranks the Winners of the 2022 Training APEX Awards

Training magazine recognized these 95 organizations that excelled at employee training and development in the last year with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during a black-tie gala held last night at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.

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Excelsior, MN (March 1, 2022)—2022 marks the 22nd year Training magazine has recognized organizations that provide best-in-class employee training and development. At the top of the newly rebranded 2022 Training APEX Awards rankings is Medical Solutions (#1), followed by Rosendin (#2); State Compensation Insurance Fund (#3); The Haskell Company (#4); and Paychex, Inc. (#5).

As COVID-19 continues to spark change in people’s professional (and personal) worlds, Training magazine made the decision to rebrand its Training Top 100 to the Training APEX Awards to reflect the winners’ journey to attain peak performance in employee training and development and organizational success. The rebranding provides more flexibility in terms of the number of winners that can be named and allows the publication to maintain the credibility of the program so it is not putting organizations on the list that did not meet the minimum scoring threshold for training excellence.

Training magazine recognized the 2022 Training APEX Awards winners with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during the Training APEX Awards Here Comes the Sun Gala held last night during the Training 2022 Conference & Expo at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The black-tie gala was sponsored by AMA, Brainier, Brella, Seiko, and the Training Hall of Fame. AMA and Brainier provided special giveaways, including a $500 Amazon gift card and a $500 donation to the winner’s charity of choice. Brella spearheaded the event production. And Seiko served as the official timekeeper of the event and provided keepsake watches and a commemorative clock for the No. 1 winner.

United Wholesale Mortgage was inducted into the Training Hall of Fame after earning a Top 10 ranking for four consecutive years. The Training Hall of Fame now numbers 17 companies.

During the Gala, Training also recognized innovative and successful learning and development programs and practices utilized by some of the Training APEX Awards winners. Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative winners received crystal trophies. They are (in alphabetical order):

Best Practice Award Winners

  • Medical Solutions
  • MTM, Inc.
  • Pilot Company
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund
  • Visa Inc.

Outstanding Training Initiative Award Winners

  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Bell and Howell
  • Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
  • Personnel Board of Jefferson County
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services

The Training APEX Awards is the only awards program that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. The Training APEX Awards ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives, and their effectiveness in terms of business impact.

Companies that wish to be considered for Training APEX Awards ranking complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively (73 points) by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively (52 points) by Training magazine’s editor/publisher and Training Hall of Fame representatives.

“Despite a year of continued challenges, the 2022 Training APEX Awards winners persevered and attained new heights in employee training and development,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor/publisher of Training magazine. “Their passion for fostering continuous learning and individual, team, and organizational success burns brightly and raises the bar for companies around the world.”

Some overall statistics from the quantitative analysis of the winning 2022 Training APEX Awards applications include:

  • Some 17 new companies broke into the Training APEX Awards rankings this year.
  • The majority of the winners are in the finance/banking, health/medical services, business services, and insurance industries.
  • The mean revenue for applicants was $6.4 billion U.S. and $4.8 billion worldwide. Representing 4.91 percent of payroll, the mean training budget was $21.7 million.
  • The mean number of total employees trained per organization (including independent contractors and franchisees) was 35,862, with 12,999 trained in the classroom and 33,894 trained online. A mean of 460 courses were offered as instructor-led sessions; 27,128 were offered as online self-paced modules; and 388 were offered as virtual instructor-led classrooms. All but two of the 2022 Training APEX Awards winners have a technology infrastructure.
  • The average number of full-time and part-time trainers was 21 and 7, respectively.
  • Some 91 percent of Training APEX Awards winners have a tuition reimbursement program. A mean of 7 percent of eligible employees made use of tuition reimbursement programs in the last year. Median spend on tuition reimbursement programs was $123,000.
  • Some 97 percent of winners use employee satisfaction surveys, while 98 percent use competency maps. Some 73 percent tie managers’ compensation directly to the development of their direct reports.
  • In terms of measuring training effectiveness, 84 percent of winners utilize Return on Value; 85 percent utilize Return on Investment; 74 percent utilize Balanced Scorecard; and 73 percent use Six Sigma. And 100 percent use Kirkpatrick Levels 1-3, while 96 percent utilize Level 4.

For a profile of each of the companies ranking in the Top 5 of the 2022 Training APEX Awards, additional information about the training efforts of all 95 companies, and details on the programs receiving Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative awards, see the March 2022 issue. The digital edition can be found online at

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2022 Training APEX Awards Winners

  1. Medical Solutions
  2. Rosendin

  3. State Compensation Insurance Fund
  4. The Haskell Company
  5. Paychex, Inc.
  6. Applied Materials, Inc.
  7. Birmingham Water Works Board
  8. Transworld Systems Incorporated
  9. ESL Federal Credit Union
  10. WellSpan Health
  11. Visa Inc.
  12. Ascend Federal Credit Union
  13. AAA Northeast
  14. ArcBest
  15. Valvoline Instant Oil Change
  16. Bell and Howell
  17. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s PPD Clinical Research Services
  18. Michigan State University Federal Credit
  20. MTM, Inc.
  21. Gables Residential
  22. BKD CPAs & Advisors
  23. HD Supply
  24. Edward Jones
  25. Rollins
  26. Two Men and a Truck International
  27. Core & Main
  28. One Nevada Credit Union
  29. CVS Health
  30. Bass & Associates, P.C.
  31. SE2
  32. Walden Security
  33. England Logistics LLC.
  34. Sovos
  35. CarMax
  36. Pilot Company
  37. Shaw Industries Group, Inc
  38. Signature Consultants
  39. CBE Companies, Inc.
  40. Concentrix Corporation
  41. Personnel Board of Jefferson County
  42. Nebraska Medicine
  43. VyStar Credit Union
  44. Gilbane Building Company
  45. Huntington National Bank
  46. ConServe
  47. Sundt Construction
  48. Coast Professional, Inc.
  49. CNO Financial Group
  50. Mariner Finance
  51. Western Southern Financial Group
  52. Navient
  53. Huntington Learning Center
  54. Union Pacific Railroad
  55. International SOS
  56. Zensar
  57. HMTX Industries
  58. Mohawk Industries
  59. Fisher Investments
  60. JLL
  61. Microchip Technology Inc.
  62. Valley Bank
  63. Ferguson Enterprises
  64. Penn Station East Coast Subs
  65. Arizona Public Service
  66. University of New Mexico Hospitals
  67. New York Life
  68. Cardinal Health
  69. Compass One Healthcare
  70. Brookdale Senior Living
  71. Argo Group
  72. Spreetail
  73. NYC Health + Hospitals
  74. Hackensack Meridian Health
  75. Persistent Systems Ltd.
  76. BankWest, Inc.
  77. HGS Inc., USA
  78. Servus Credit Union
  79. Lam Research
  80. Kimball Midwest
  81. Transamerica
  82. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  83. Panda Restaurant Group
  84. CCA Global Partners
  85. Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
  86. Collaborative Solutions, LLC
  87. LaSalle Network
  88. O’Shea Builders
  89. Hayes Locums
  90. PPS Insurance Company Ltd
  91. Uber Freight
  92. Southern New Hampshire University
  93. Kraft Heinz
  94. Security First Insurance
  95. Kin + Carta

About Training magazine

Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 55-plus years. Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group. For more information about the 2022 Training Conference & Expo, please visit:

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About Rosendin

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Rosendin is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with revenues averaging $2 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history and rely on us for our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential by building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

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