Choice Logistics Recognized for Employee Development
Choice Logistics, a leading provider of supply-chain solutions, was named to Elearning! Magazine’s list of the top 100 learning organizations in the world for the third year in a row. The company received the 2015 Learning! 100 Award for its Learning Culture.
“It is an honor to be the only logistics company nominated among such global leaders as, Salesforce, IBM, Starbucks, and JetBlue,” said Kate Kearney, Choice Logistics’ director of organizational development and training.
The Learning! 100 awards program recognizes 60 corporate and 40 public sector organizations using a research-based approach that cuts across all industries, with sizes ranging from 5 to 1.6 million employees. Companies are evaluated using Aberdeen Group’s best-in-class learning and development assessment; Elearning Media Group’s learning culture index; and overall organizational performance.
Choice Logistics helps companies manage their global supply-chains with warehouse, inventory, and transportation management solutions through 400 global stocking locations, regional distribution centers, and transportation hubs in more than 90 countries.
Choice Logistics formalized its organizational development and training department in 2009 to focus on employee engagement through development and training. The company launched Choice University, an online training platform, in 2010, as the foundation to deliver global, standardized courses and a framework in which to maintain ISO compliance. Establishing a formalized training department allows Choice to maintain focus on performance improvement, succession planning and career development for individual employees and the organization as a whole.
Since its inception, more than two-thirds of employees worldwide have taken Choice University courses or participated in group training programs. In a recent internal survey, nearly 90 percent of those employees reported that they feel they have the opportunity to learn and grow at Choice Logistics.
Choice’s programs focus on driving the Company’s business objectives by emphasizing the importance of continual growth and development. “Everything we do resonates our core values,” stated Anne Yarmark, Choice’s executive vice president of human resources. “To demonstrate that we stand behind our word, we offer a variety of training programs to well position our employees for continued success.”