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2021 BEST Award Winners List

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Association for Talent Development's BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee talent development. Here are the 2021 winners, including the ranked top 20. Click on company names for profiles of their award-winning talent development efforts. (Also recognized by ATD this year are the 2021 Excellence in Practice Award winners.)

BEST profiles written by Stephanie Castellano, Paul Harris, Christine Umbrell, Kristin Davis, Patty Gaul, Nathan Harker, Ariana Ponce-Jimenez, Joy Metcalf, Colleen Raezler, and Erin Strider.


  #1 Larsen & Toubro Technology Services Limited, Mumbai, India

  #2 PPD, Wilmington, North Carolina

  #3 Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

  #4 Bell, Fort Worth, Texas

  #5 Florida Blue, Jacksonville, Florida

  #6 Sundt Construction, Tempe, Arizona

  #7 Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Lexington, Kentucky

  #8 Power Grid Corporation of India, Gurugram, India

  #9 Visa, Foster City, California

  #10 Rosendin, San Jose, California

  #11 Hitachi Vantara, Santa Clara, California

  #12 Paylocity, Schaumburg, Illinois

  #13 Busey, Champaign, Illinois

  #14 Pax8, Greenwood Village, Colorado

  #15 Plante Moran, Southfield, Michigan

  #16 Panda Restaurant Group, Rosemead, California

  #17 WNS Global Services, Mumbai, India

  #18 BMO Financial Group, Toronto, Canada

  #19 Western & Southern Financial Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

  #20 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  A1 Hrvatska, Zagreb, Croatia

  Accenture Solutions Private Limited, Bangalore, India

  Addition Financial Credit Union, Lake Mary, Florida

  Aksigorta, Istanbul, Turkey

  American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia

  Apple Federal Credit Union, Fairfax, Virginia

  Asurion, Nashville, Tennessee

  Black Knight, Jacksonville, Florida

  Bluescape Software, San Carlos, California

  Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia

  Children's Bureau of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

  Choice Hotels International, Rockville, Maryland

  Cognizant, Teaneck, New Jersey

  Columbia Sportswear Company, Portland, Oregon

  Comscore, Reston, Virginia

  Consumers Energy, Jackson, Michigan

  Dar Al Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  Dish Network, Englewood, Colorado

  DTCC, New York, New York

  Erie Insurance, Erie, Pennsylvania

  Fairwinds Credit Union, Orlando, Florida

  Fisher Investments, Camas, Washington

  Gilbane Building Company, Providence, Rhode Island

  Heavy Civil Infrastructure, L&T Construction, Chennai, India

  Huntington Bank, Columbus, Ohio

  IBM, Armonk, New York

  ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, Mumbai, India


  Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul, Turkey

  Keeley Companies, St. Louis, Missouri

  Lee Kum Kee, Hong Kong, China

  Medical Solutions (C&A Industries), Omaha, Nebraska

  Mindtree Limited, Bangalore, India

  Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Virginia

  Nelnet, Lincoln, Nebraska

  Nemours Children's Healthcare System, Jacksonville, Florida

  North Highland, Atlanta, Georgia

  Papa Murphy's International, Vancouver, Washington

  Protiviti, Menlo Park, California

  Prudential Financial, Newark, New Jersey

  Ryan LLC, Dallas, Texas

  Sony Electronics, San Diego, California

  Sysmex America, Lincolnshire, Illinois

  Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, India

  TELUS, Vancouver, Canada

  Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, Ohio

  Trianz, Santa Clara, California

  Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska

  University Health, San Antonio, Texas

  US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology, Talent Management Office, Washington, DC

  Wipro Limited, Bangalore, India

  Yellow (formerly YRC Worldwide), Overland Park, Kansas

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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