Article Number: 18033
Tarkett Earns Spot on Training Top 125 for Learning and Development Programs
SOLON, OH, JANUARY 16, 2020 — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces it recently earned a highly regarded spot on the 2020 Training Top 125, which is presented by Training Magazine. The coveted annual awards program recognizes companies unsurpassed at harnessing human capital through robust learning and development programs. This is the thirteenth year the Tarkett team has won the prestigious award.

Companies considered for the Training Top 125 are judged on both quantitative analysis and qualitative 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 the results they achieve.

Tarkett was judged on its innovative approach to upskilling its newly integrated commercial sales organization. At the end of 2018, Tarkett merged its sub-brands under one name, Tarkett. The challenge was to quickly educate and equip every sales person with the information and tools that would enable them to sell both resilient and soft surface flooring effectively, transitioning from a mindset of selling products to selling full flooring solutions.

Tarkett successfully implemented six Product Framework training sessions over a five-month period for a salesforce of 21 regions across three sales divisions. With collaboration across the business, they were able to come together and focus on selling the complete Tarkett commercial product portfolio to their customers.

Commenting on the product framework training, Steve Vosburgh, SVP of Customer Experience said, “Tarkett is committed to the ongoing development of our sales team. It was obvious when we announced one commercial sales team that an investment in training on our robust product portfolio was necessary. The product solutions our sales team is now able to provide our customers elevates our competitive edge in every market we serve.”

The 2020 Training Top 125 rankings for the 125 leading organizations will be unveiled during a black-tie awards gala February 24 during the Training 2020 Conference & Expo, February 24-26, 2020, in Orlando, FL.

For more information about Tarkett and Tarkett’s comprehensive range of flooring solutions and accessories, visit The hiring portal can be found here.

About Tarkett
With a history stretching back 135 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2018. Offering a wide range of products, including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 13,000 employees and 36 industrial sites and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to "Doing Good—Together," the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy that is based on Cradle to Cradle principles and promotes a circular economy, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people's health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60.

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