Awards Recognize Organizational Commitment to World-Class Employee Learning
University Health System is ranked second in the world for the quality and success of its workforce learning programs, according to the Association for Talent Development’s2014 BEST Awards program, and is among 46 organizations from six countries to receive a 2014 BEST Award.
“The prestigious ranking honors our employees for their initiative and commitment to learning and development,” said George B. Hernández Jr., president and CEO of University Health System. “This achievement is a reflection of the level of innovative learning that occurs across all levels of our Health System.”
The BEST Awards are the talent development industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition. The BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate success through employee learning and development. “These 46 companies excel in creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals,” says Tony Bingham, ATD president and CEO. “They get it. The leadership of these organizations values the impact that talent development achieves, and knows that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success. ”
University Health System competed against nearly 100 organizations from 14 countries. Every organization submitted quantitative and qualitative information about their learning and talent development practices and programs. Applications were judged in a blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee, a select group of experts in the field.
Members of University Health System’s Center for Learning Excellence were honored at the BEST Award ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2. Winning organizations also shared their best practices with other training and talent development professionals at the Learn from the BEST conference.
This is the twelfth year of the BEST Awards. More information about the 2014 BEST Award winners may be found in the October 2014 issue of TDmagazine.