For the sixth consecutive year, Vi has been recognized as a LearningElite organization by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Of the 70 companies recognized worldwide, Vi ranked 3 rd on the 2016 list – beating their 2015 ranking of 7 th place.
“We are extremely humbled and honored to be recognized among so many exemplary organizations dedicated to the development and growth of their employees,” said Judy Whitcomb, Vi’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Learning and Development. “We particularly value the comprehensive assessment of the scope, value and impact of our learning programs conducted by Human Capital Management. We continue to leverage this analysis and judge’s feedback to refine and better our programs for the benefit of our Company and employees,” she added.
Whitcomb attributes Vi’s ranking to the strong leadership commitment to a learning culture, partnership with business colleagues, and the bevvy of training and development opportunities provided by the Company, as well as the many channels for online and virtual training, continuing education, and management development programs available to employees at all levels in the organization.
“We know that well-trained and engaged employees contribute to high levels of resident satisfaction and positive business outcomes,” she said. “At Vi, we focus on training and development at all aspects of the Vi workplace – whether it’s housekeeping, culinary, engineering, guest services, or even at the corporate level – and we want to help all employees learn and grow while working at Vi.”
To select the LearningElite award winners each year, a peer-ranking and benchmarking program was created by Human Capital Media (HCM), the parent company of the LearningElite awards and Chief Learning Officer magazine.
According to Sarah Kimmel, Vice President of Research and Advisory Services for HCM, the award is widely recognized as a comprehensive standard to objectively asses both the scope and value of learning and development programs within an organization.
“We are constantly impressed by the industry’s dedication to innovating and evolving the practices of learning and development,” said Kimmel. “This powerful data is key in identifying the most current elite practices within the learning and development field.”
To see a complete list of this year’s winners click HERE.