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BEST Talent Management 2016

For fourteen times in a row, the Association of Talent Development has already congratulated organizations to their BEST award. After its rebranding from ASTD, atd puts more emphasis on talent management, also reflected in the criteria for its annual award. The association is searching for excellence in three areas:

  • talent development has an enterprise-wide role
  • learning has value in the organisation’s culture
  • learning is linked to individual & organisational performance

atd has published its list of the 2016 award winners, here is their ranking as announced at the atd BEST Awards Ceremony on October 27. Here are this year’s top organisations – enhanced by a major representative for those companies that show sustainability and have been awarded already  in 2014 :

  1. Maersk Line – AP Møller Maersk, Denmark
  2. Hilton Worldwide, United States, 4-time winner – Kimo Kippen
  3. MillerCoors, United States
  4. Cathay Life Insurance Co. Ltd, Taiwan
  5. Mindtree Limited, India, 4-time winner – Ravi Shankar
  6. ITU AbsorbTech, United States
  7. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., India
  8. Tata Consultancy Services, India
  9. Consumer Energy, United States
  10. Cerner Corporation, United States
  11. Resource Residential, United States
  12. The Aerospace Corporation, United States
  13. Florida Blue, United States
  14. Enterprise Holdings, United States
  15. UL LLC, United States
  16. BNSF Railway Co., United States
  17. Verizon, United States, 4-time winner – Lou Tedrick
  18. JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd., India
  19. Saunders Construction, Inc., United States
  20. IBM, United States, 6-time winner – Ted Hoff
  21. UST Global, United States
  22. Persistent Systems Ltd., India
  23. Wipro Limited, India, 10-time-winner
  24. University Health System, United States, 7-time winner – Jacqueline Burandt<
  25. Valvoline Instant Oil Change, United States
  26. Western Union, United States
  27. CA Technologies, United States
  28. Freese and Nichols, Inc., United States
  29. MWH Global, now part of Stantec, United States
  30. Asurion, United States
  31. Bridgepoint Education, United States
  32. Kimberly Clark Professional, United States
  33. Lupin Limited, India
  34. Hitachi Data Systems, United States
  35. Insights Learning & Development, Scotland

Outstanding are the rare “Best of the BEST” organisations that have won at least 10 times the BEST award:

Find more stories and the ranking in atd’s td magazine.

Congratulations to all award winners!

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