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Van Meter Named to Training Magazine's 2019 "Top 125"

February 28, 2019 | News | Company

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NEWS RELEASE - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (03/01/2019) – For the fourth consecutive year, Van Meter Inc., an electrical and automation distributor based in Iowa, is named to Training Magazine’s “Training Top 125” list. The international ranking was announced at Training Magazine’s 2019 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. The ranking is conducted annually to assess and recognize excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

Van Meter claimed the 65th spot for 2019 (up from 96 in 2018), joining companies like Nationwide, Edward Jones, Best Buy, Aetna, Inc., MasterCard, Walmart, CenturyLink and more. In addition to its improved ranking, Van Meter received one of five special recognitions in the Outstanding Training Initiative category for its new employee “in-boarding” program.

“We help our people be their personal best,” said Alicia Murphy, Chief Organizational Effectiveness Officer at Van Meter. “Through our comprehensive learning and development programming our employee-owners are well-trained and skilled so that they can achieve personal and professional success.”

Now in its 19th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. Rankings are determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative 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.

Van Meter continually invests in employee-owner education and training. The company offers live trainings communicated through an annual training calendar and online courses through a Learning Management System. Additionally, employee-owners are encouraged to pursue development through offsite conferences and training courses, as well as tuition reimbursement for ongoing education. Other highlights include a leadership development program and an annual internship experience.

“As a 100% employee-owned company, we believe our greatest asset is our people. Our success in training is due to our investment in our people.” said Jenn Bleil, Manager of Learning and Development at Van Meter. “Employee-owners who are learning and growing are much more satisfied and engaged personally and professionally.”

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