Van Meter Named to Training Magazine's 2020 "Top 125"
NEWS RELEASE - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (03/01/2019) – For the fifth 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 2020 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 63rd spot for 2020 (up from 65 in 2019 and 96 in 2018), joining companies like Dollar General Corporation, LLC, MasTec Utility Services, Best Buy, BNSF Railway Company, United Shore and more.
“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 20th 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 is due to our investment in our people,” added Murphy. “Employee-owners who are learning and growing are much more satisfied and engaged personally and professionally.”