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59 Organizations Win Prestigious ATD BEST Award


Fri Oct 04 2019


(Alexandria, VA), October 4, 2019 – The Association for Talent Development (ATD) honored 59 organizations from Australia, Canada, China, India, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States as winners of the 2019 BEST Awards. Rosendin, headquartered in San Jose, California, won the first-place ranking. IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, TELUS, and Wipro Limited received ATD’s Best of the BEST Award, which goes to organizations that have won the BEST Award 10 or more times. Companies were recognized during a ceremony held at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on October 3, 2019.

“These 59 organizations are driving impact and solving business challenges through talent development practices, and they are doing it in innovative ways,” said Tony Bingham, ATD president and CEO. “Senior leaders in these organizations understand the critical strategic role learning has, and they are committed to investing in the growth and development of their people.”


ATD’s BEST Award is the talent development industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition. The global program acknowledges organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through talent development.

The 2019 BEST Award winners shared their winning strategies at the Learn From the BEST conference preceding the ceremony and are profiled in a special section of the October issue of TD, ATD’s flagship magazine.

ATD received entries for the BEST Award from 142 organizations. These organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information about their talent development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a rigorous blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee comprised of experts in the field.

The 2019 BEST Award Winners

Best of the BEST:


14-Year Winner: TELUS—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

13-Year Winner: Wipro Limited—Bangalore, India

10-Year Winner: IBM—Armonk, New York

10-Year Winner: Tata Consultancy Services—Mumbai, India

2019 Rankings


1. Rosendin—San Jose, California

2. BMO Financial Group—Toronto, Canada

3. Consumers Energy—Jackson, Michigan

4. Valvoline Instant Oil Change—Lexington, Kentucky

5. Tan Tock Seng Hospital—Singapore

6. Samsung Electronics—Suwon, South Korea

7. Optum Global Solutions India—Gurugram, India

8. Persistent Systems—Pune, India

9. Florida Blue—Jacksonville, Florida

10. Black Knight—Jacksonville, Florida

11. Verizon—New York, New York

12. Aditya Birla Capital—Mumbai, India

13. DISH Network—Englewood, Colorado

14. Tata Consultancy Services—Mumbai, India

15. Haier Group—Qingdao, China

16. AARP—Washington, D.C.

17. First Hawaiian Bank—Honolulu, Hawaii

18. NTPC Limited—New Delhi, India

19. Hilton—McLean, Virginia

20. Paycor—Cincinnati, Ohio

21. Asurion—Nashville, Tennessee

22. NTT (formerly Dimension Data) —London, United Kingdom

23. Busey—Champaign, Illinois

24. Danone Academy Turkey—Istanbul, Turkey

25. Gilbane Building Company—Providence, Rhode Island

26. Ryan—Dallas, Texas

27. Memorial Health System—Springfield, Illinois

28. Procore—Carpinteria, California

29. C&A Industries—Omaha, Nebraska

30. Sberbank—Moscow, Russia

31. UST Global—Aliso Viejo, California

32. Infosys BPM—Bengaluru, India

33. Cochlear—Sydney, Australia

34. Deltek—Herndon, Virginia

35. Fisher Investments—Camas, Washington

36. Jindal Power—Gurgaon, India

37. Papa Murphy’s International—Vancouver, Washington

38. Signature Consultants—Fort Lauderdale, Florida

39. Navy Federal Credit Union—Vienna, Virginia

40. iCIMS—Holmdel, New Jersey

41. Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company—Columbia, South Carolina

42. Rapid7—Boston, Massachusetts

43. UL—Northbrook, Illinois

44. IBM—Armonk, New York

45. Lupin Limited—Mumbai, India

46. Booz Allen Hamilton—McLean, Virginia

47. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company—Mumbai, India

48. Hitachi Vantara—Santa Clara, California

49. North Highland—Atlanta, Georgia

50. Aimco—Denver, Colorado

51. Medidata Solutions—New York, New York

52. Krystal—Atlanta, Georgia

53. Western & Southern Financial Group—Cincinnati, Ohio

54. Walmart—Bentonville, Arkansas

55. Plante Moran—Southfield, Michigan

56. University Health System—San Antonio, Texas

57. Gap—San Francisco, California

Twenty-two companies on this list have been BEST Award winners for three or more years:

BMO Financial Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, Busey, Consumers Energy, Florida Blue, Haier Group, Hilton, Hitachi Vantara, IBM, ICICI, Infosys, Lupin Limited, NTPC Limited, Persistent Systems, Ryan, Samsung Electronics, Tata, TELUS, University Health System, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Verizon, and Wipro.

More information about the 2019 BEST Award winners may be found in the October 2019 issue of TD magazine. Details about the 2020 program will be available in January 2020.

ATD thanks program sponsors GP Strategies and Artisan E-Learning for supporting excellence in talent development.

About ATD

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Originally established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led U.S. chapters and international member networks and with international strategic partners. For more information, visit TD.org.


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