Press Release

72 Organizations Win Prestigious ATD BEST Award


(Alexandria, VA), May 17, 2022—The Association for Talent Development (ATD) honored 72 organizations from around the globe as winners in the 2022 BEST Awards. Visa, headquartered in Foster City, California, won the first-place ranking.

IBM, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, Infosys BPM Limited, Tata Consultancy Services, TELUS, University Health, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 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 on May 16 during an awards ceremony at ATD 2022 International Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

“These 72 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 chief executive officer. “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 recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through talent development.
The 2022 BEST Award winners will be profiled in a special issue of TD this June.

Organizations who want to be considered for a BEST Award submit quantitative and qualitative information to ATD about their talent development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a rigorous blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee comprising a group of experts in the field.

The 2022 BEST Award Winners

Best of the BEST:
17-Year Winner: TELUS, Vancouver, Canada
16-Year Winner: Wipro Limited, Bangalore, India
13-Year Winner: IBM, Armonk, New York
13-Year Winner: Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, India
12-Year Winner: University Health, San Antonio, Texas
11-Year Winner: Infosys BPM Limited, Bengaluru, India
10- Year Winner: ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company, Mumbai, India
10-Year Winner: Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Lexington, Kentucky

The top 20 rankings are:

1. Visa
Foster City, California

2. Allianz Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

3. Novartis
Basel, Switzerland

4. Reliance Retail
Mumbai, India

5. LoyaltyOne
Toronto, Canada


6. Florida Blue
Jacksonville, Florida

7. Lupin Limited
Mumbai, India

8. Navy Federal Credit Union
Vienna, Vienna

9. Dar Al Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

10. Hitachi Vantara
Santa Clara, California

11. Busey
Champaign, Illinois

12. Mindtree
Bangalore, India

13. BMO Financial Group
Toronto, Canada

14. Paylocity
Schaumburg, Illinois

15. Plante Moran
Southfield, Michigan


16. Larsen & Toubro
Mumbai, India

17. Altria
Richmond, Virginia

18. Apple Federal Credit Union
Fairfax, Virginia

19. Medical Solutions
Omaha, Nebraska

20. Choice Hotels International
Rockville, Maryland

A complete list of this year’s BEST Award winners can be found here.

The application for 2023 BEST Award recognition opens in August 2022.

About ATD
ATD is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help achieve results for the organizations they serve. Established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development.

ATD’s members come from more than 100 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led US chapters and international member networks and with international strategic partners.

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