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Training | February 14, 2023

Training magazine Ranks the Winners of the 2023 Training APEX Awards

Training magazine recognized these 105 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 (February 14, 2023)—2023 marks the 23rd year Training magazine has recognized organizations that provide best-in-class employee training and development. At the top of the 2023 Training APEX Awards rankings is The Haskell Company (#1), followed by Transworld Systems Incorporated (#2); Rosendin (#3); State Compensation Insurance Fund (#4); and Paychex, Inc. (#5).

Training magazine recognized the 2023 Training APEX Awards winners with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during the Training APEX Awards I Heart Training Gala held last night during the Training 2023 Conference & Expo at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. The black-tie gala was sponsored by Adobe, Awarding You, Brainier, Brella, Seiko, Training Orchestra, and the Training Hall of Fame. Adobe, Awarding You, Brainier, Brella, and Training Orchestra provided special giveaways, including a Meta VR headset, gift cards, and a donation to the winner’s charity of choice. Brella managed the entire event production. And Seiko served as the official timekeeper of the event and provided keepsake watches and a commemorative clock for the #1 winner.

Birmingham Water Works Board (BWW) 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 18 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 award winners received crystal trophies. They are (in alphabetical order):

Best Practice Award Winners

  • AAA Northeast for the GROW Coaching Program
  • Edward Jones for JonesSpark
  • The Haskell Company for Haskell Field Focused Safety-Based Training
  • HD Supply for GREAT Customer Experience Training
  • Long & Foster Real Estate for LAUNCH Sales Training

Outstanding Training Initiative Award Winners

  • Ascend Federal Credit Union for the Financial Counseling Certification Program
  • ESL Federal Credit Union for Zelle Overview
  • Transworld Systems Incorporated for Brilliant in the Basics
  • Veeam for Product Launch Enablement
  • WellSpan Health for the Inclusion Champion Program

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 behavior change and 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 (53 points) by Training magazine’s editor/publisher and Training Hall of Fame representatives.

“The 2023 Training APEX Awards winners elevated their ability to consistently and agilely deliver stellar employee training and development in an ever-changing world,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor/publisher of Trainingmagazine. “We salute their continuing training inspiration, perspiration, and dedication.”

Some overall statistics from the quantitative analysis of the winning 2023 Training APEX Awards applications include:

  • Some 29 new companies broke into the Training APEX Awards ranking this year.
  • The majority of the winners are in the finance/banking and health/medical services industries.
  • The mean revenue for winners was $7.7 billion U.S. and $5 billion worldwide. Representing 5.8 percent of payroll, the mean training budget was $20 million.
  • The mean number of employees trained was 21,041. Winners had a mean of 80 full-time trainers and 71 part-time trainers. Organizations had a mean ratio of 160 employees per trainer. Technology infrastructure included: a learning management system (99 percent), talent management system (90 percent), and workforce management system and employee support system (both at 91 percent).
  • Nearly 84 percent offered a tuition reimbursement program. A mean of 5 percent of eligible employees made use of tuition reimbursement programs in the last year. Median spend on tuition reimbursement programs was $153,846.
  • All of the winners used employee satisfaction surveys, while 98 percent used competency maps. Some 71 percent tied managers’ compensation directly to the development of their direct reports.
  • In terms of measuring training effectiveness, 89 percent of applicants utilized Return on Value; 86 percent used Return on Investment; 71 percent utilized Balanced Scorecard; and 66 percent used Six Sigma. Usage of the Kirkpatrick model was as follows: Level 1—100 percent; Level 2—98 percent; Level 3—96 percent; and Level 4—94 percent.

For a profile of each of the companies ranking in the Top 5 of the 2023 Training APEX Awards, additional information about the training efforts of all 105 companies, and details on the programs receiving Best Practice and Outstanding Training Initiative awards, see the March 2023 issue. The digital edition can be found online later this week at

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2023 Training APEX Awards Winners

  1. The Haskell Company
  2. Transworld Systems Incorporated
  3. Rosendin
  4. State Compensation Insurance Fund
  5. Paychex, Inc.
  6. Medical Solutions
  7. ESL Federal Credit Union
  8. Applied Materials, Inc.
  9. AAA Northeast
  10. Ascend Federal Credit Union
  11. HD Supply
  12. Long & Foster Real Estate
  13. Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)
  14. Edward Jones
  15. Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  16. WellSpan Health
  17. ArcBest
  18. PPD, Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
  19. Southern New Hampshire University
  20. Bass & Associates, P.C.
  21. Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  22. CBE Companies, Inc.
  23. Core & Main
  25. One Nevada Credit Union
  26. Signature Consultants, a DISYS company
  27. Pilot Company
  28. Bell and Howell
  29. VyStar Credit Union
  30. Union Pacific Railroad
  31. Two Men and a Truck
  32. Mariner Finance LLC
  33. Veeam
  34. Huntington Bank
  35. Sovos
  36. Navient
  37. Guardian Life Insurance
  38. Ferguson Enterprises
  39. Walden Security
  40. Rollins
  41. Pacific Gas & Electric
  42. BankWest, Inc.
  43. Gilbane Building Company
  44. CarMax
  45. CVS Health
  46. Cardinal Health
  47. Apple Federal Credit Union
  48. England Logistics
  49. ConServe
  50. CNO Financial Group
  51. Arizona Public Service
  52. HMTX Industries
  53. Navy Army Community Credit Union
  54. Western and Southern Financial Group
  55. Sundt Construction
  56. Allied Universal
  57. PPL Electric Utilities
  58. Zensar Technologies Ltd
  59. Spectrum Enterprise
  60. Penn Station East Coast Subs
  61. Williams & Fudge, Inc.
  62. JLL
  63. Fisher Investments
  64. Mohawk Industries, Inc.
  65. Microchip Technology Inc
  66. Uber Freight
  67. Coast Professional, Inc.
  68. HGS Inc., USA
  69. University of New Mexico Hospital
  70. Premise Health
  71. Spreetail
  72. Trane Technologies
  73. Panda Restaurant Group
  74. Compass One Healthcare
  75. The University of Texas MD Anderson
  76. Collaborative Solutions, LLC
  77. Bronson Healthcare
  78. Hackensack Meridian Health
  79. Johns Hopkins Medicine
  80. Limbach Holdings, Inc.
  81. Hayes Locums
  82. Infosys Ltd
  83. Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
  84. Azalea Health
  85. Persistent Systems Ltd.
  86. Argo Group
  87. O’Shea Builders
  88. Collective Health
  89. Kimball Midwest
  90. LaSalle Network
  91. CCA Global Partners
  92. Mike’s Carwash
  93. PPS Insurance Company Ltd
  94. BlueSprig Pediatrics
  95. Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
  96. Fractal Analytics Pvt. Ltd
  97. Thermo Fisher Scientific – Research, Safety, and Emerging Markets North America Sales
  98. Kraft Heinz
  99. Prime Power Services, Inc.
  100. Marine Corps Community Services – Miramar
  101. Aptive Environmental
  102. Unite Us
  103. Greystar
  104. Kin + Carta
  105. Intact Financial Corporation

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 2023 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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