Daily News: February 7, 2014

Capital One Named to Training Top 125

Capital One Financial announced that it was named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125. Now in its 14th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies that provide unsurpassed development and training for their employees.

Training magazine recognized the 2014 Training Top 125 winners with crystal awards and revealed their rankings during the Golden Gala—themed in honor of Training magazine’s 50th anniversary—held during the Training 2014 Conference & Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.

Capital One was recognized for its deep commitment to workforce training and development through the company’s Capital One University, which offers more than 2,000 instructor led courses and 1,668 virtual classroom sessions. Each year, the company’s corporate imperatives set the path for success, as well as reflect our corporate values. To help associates deliver on these imperatives, Capital One University partners with leaders across the company’s lines of business to ensure that everyone has access to learning that is aligned with business needs and each associate’s personal goals.

“We start by hiring great people who are eager to learn and be challenged by their work,” said Crystal Reilly, VP, Capital One University. “It’s our goal to help our associates maintain that enthusiasm for learning. From traditional instructor-led programs to mentorship opportunities and virtual classrooms that allow associates to learn ‘on-demand,’ we have created a dynamic and adaptable environment that provides learning and growth opportunities to help our associates throughout their careers.”

The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

Companies that wish to be considered for Top 125 ranking complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively (70% of total score) by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively (30% of total score) by Training magazine editors and Top 10 Hall of Fame representatives.

“The 2014 Training Top 125 winners did a stellar job of proving their training effectiveness with concrete results that helped achieve corporate strategic goals,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “They demonstrated an organization-wide commitment to and passion for training that is to be commended. Congratulations to all the companies named to the 2014 Training Top 125.”