Members of Haskell’s Learning, Development & Engagement team are pictured before the Training APEX Awards Shining Stars Gala at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

February 27, 2024

Training Magazine ranks Haskell No. 1 for Second Year in a Row

Discover how Haskell's dedication to team member development scores in the Training APEX Awards and unlocks entry to the Training Hall of Fame.


For the second year in a row, Haskell ranked No. 1 in the 2024 Training APEX Awards, Training magazine’s list of 105 organizations worldwide that provide best-in-class employee education and development, the magazine has announced.

The placement marked Haskell’s sixth year within the Top 20, the fifth in the Top 10 and the fourth consecutive year in the Top 5, making the company eligible to be inducted into the Training Hall of Fame in 2025. Haskell joins the ranks of a select few companies, such as Verizon and Dollar General, to hold the top spot in consecutive years.

“We salute the 2024 Training APEX Awards winners’ training brilliance, out-of-this-world innovation, and deep dedication to employee learning and development,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor/publisher of Training magazine. “These organizations continue to shine a light on the vital role training plays in organizational success.”

Additionally, Haskell won one of five Best Practice Awards for its Quality Performance Training Program, which extends its Quality improvement communications to team members in the field. Haskell has received a Best Practice Award in five of the past six years.

“It's a tremendous honor to be recognized for our training and development of our team members for so many years by Training magazine,” said Jim O’Leary, Haskell Chairman, CEO and President. “It showcases our commitment to our team members, to investing and developing them personally and professionally. It speaks volumes about the commitment we’ve made to build opportunities for everybody, and you do that through enhanced training and development.”

The Training APEX Awards is the only awards program that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. The Training APEX Awards ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative 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 their effectiveness in behavior change and business impact.

The recipients list includes organizations in all areas of business, many of them multinational household names such as Paychex, Inc. (#4), Applied Materials (#5), Pilot Company (#12), Edward Jones (#17), HD Supply (#29), VyStar Credit Union (#30), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (#33), Gilbane Building Company (#37), Cardinal Health (#55) and Kraft Heinz (#98).

The following are significant notes and statistics about the awards program:

  • The majority of the winners are in the health/medical services and finance/banking industries.
  • The mean revenue for winners was $10.4 billion U.S. and $8 billion worldwide. Representing 4.9 percent of payroll, the mean training budget was $12.9 million. Haskell’s revenue was just shy of $2 billion in 2023.
  • The mean number of employees trained was 35,802 (Haskell has more than 2,250). Winners had a mean of 89 full-time trainers and 85 part-time trainers. Organizations had a mean ratio of 210 employees per trainer. Technology infrastructure included a learning management system (99%), talent management system (90%) and workforce management system (92%).
  • Nearly 87% offered a tuition reimbursement program. The median spend on tuition reimbursement programs was $230,296.
  • All winners used employee satisfaction surveys, while 99 percent used competency maps. Haskell measures employee engagement using the Gallup Q12 survey annually and Pulse surveys at strategic intervals. Its engagement rate of 9:1, meaning it has nine engaged team members for every disengaged one, is more than twice the industry average.

Haskell is hiring! Explore the many options available to join a growing company committed to educating and developing team members, enabling them to have the BEST job of their lives.

Haskell delivers $2± billion annually in Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) and Consulting solutions to assure certainty of outcome for complex capital projects worldwide. Haskell is a global, fully integrated, single-source design-build and EPC firm with over 2,200 highly specialized, in-house design, construction and administrative professionals across industrial and commercial markets. With 20+ office locations around the globe, Haskell is a trusted partner for global and emerging clients.

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