CALHOUN, Ga. December 3, 2020— The fifteenth time’s the charm! For fifteen consecutive years, Mohawk has earned a place among Training magazine’s elite ranking of world-class learning and development organizations.
“During this challenging and unprecedented time, Mohawk’s commitment to personal and professional development has never been more important,” said Heather Hess, talent development manager. “Our training professionals have reinforced messages of workplace safety and well-being while emphasizing the skills necessary for individuals to meet customer needs in a rapidly changing market. Our learning professionals upskilled quickly to adapt to the virtual learning environment and demonstrated innovative techniques to continue in-person training while ensuring safety, quality and an impactful learner experience, which enabled employees to deliver business results.”
In its twenty-first year, Training magazine’s annual ranking is the recognized standard of excellence for workplace learning. This year, the magazine opted to limit its list to 100 organizations rather than its traditional 125 as part of a major 2021 editorial refresh that will include a revamped website and a redesign of its now quarterly print edition and exclusive online content. The magazine bases its rankings on multiple factors, including training hours per employee, formal learning programs, investments in professional development and how training initiatives help the business achieve its goals.
“In a year marked by constant uncertainty, training provides knowledge, confidence and security,” said Hess. “As we help individuals stay safe and healthy and fulfill their potential, we help the business achieve its goals and deliver the results our customers count on. We are honored that Training magazine has recognized our programs for the fifteenth year in a row, establishing Mohawk consistently among the upper echelon of corporate learning and development.”
In its 2021 application, Mohawk focused on the Company’s comprehensive approach to training, spotlighting innovative safety, operational, sales and leadership initiatives. The company also emphasized its award-winning apprenticeship program, nationally-recognized health coaching platforms, tuition reimbursement opportunities and retailer training resources. Mohawk was the first flooring company to be ranked on Training magazine’s annual list as well as becoming the first manufacturing company to score a spot in the top five.
The 2021 Training Top 100 rankings will be formally announced on February 8 during an interactive virtual gala, reflecting Training magazine’s commitment to prioritize health and safety during the pandemic.
“To maintain the credibility of our awards program during the COVID-19 pandemic, we chose not to lower our standards and put organizations on the list that did not meet the minimum scoring threshold for training excellence—hence the change back to the Training Top 100,” said Lorri Freifeld, Training magazine’s editor-in-chief. “This makes the extraordinary accomplishments of the 2021 Training Top 100 organizations even more noteworthy. We salute these best-in-class organizations for their steadfast dedication to continuous employee learning and development; their agility and innovation in transforming their training delivery in response to the pandemic; and their passionate commitment to the current and future success of their people.”
Well-known organizations in the 2021 Top 100 include Bell and Howell, Cardinal Health, CarMax, CVS Health, Edward Jones, Mastercard, Union Pacific Railroad, Visa and Western Southern Financial Group.
An alphabetical listing of the 2021 Top 100 organizations is available at TrainingMag.com.
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, hardwood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.