TrainingPros, a staffing agency that connects large organizations with specialized learning and development (L&D) contract professionals, has been named one of Atlanta’s “Best Places to Work” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 16th annual ranking of 100 metro-area companies. This exclusive list recognizes organizations for having created an exceptional workplace and culture that their employees value highly. Winners of the prestigious award were honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle at a virtual event held on Sept. 24, 2020.
Selected from more than 500 entries, Best Places to Work award applicants were evaluated and ranked across four categories and grouped according to their number of Atlanta-area employees. This year’s results highlight employee satisfaction at TrainingPros in key engagement areas, including team dynamics, trust in leadership, communication and resources, manager effectiveness, and personal engagement.
“We appreciate being included on this distinctive list,” said Leigh Anne Lankford, president of TrainingPros. “We have consciously built a culture that helps build morale, where our virtual working employees refer to the company as ‘home’ and turnover is extremely low. We foster that by stressing that it’s important, as much as possible, to speak with coworkers rather than simply writing an email or sending a report. And we encourage spending a few minutes in each meeting building personal rapport so the team stays connected.”
Examples of activities that TrainingPros offers to engage their remote employees include hosting companywide happy hours on Zoom, on the clock; sharing a mindfulness guide that helps virtual employees get centered; giving shoutouts at weekly town hall meeting to team members who go above and beyond; and celebrating company and individual achievements.
Overall, the efforts create a working environment that cultivates shared values, such as maintaining work-life balance, nurturing personal career growth and contributing to the communities where TrainingPros does business.
About TrainingPros: Founded in 1997, TrainingPros is a staffing agency that specializes in working closely with training and development departments of large organizations to identify, attract and onboard contract professionals for specialized training and development needs. TrainingPros has relationship managers serving clients and consultants throughout the United States. When learning leaders have more projects than they have people, TrainingPros can provide the right L&D consultants so they can start their projects with confidence. For more information, visit training-pros.com.
About 2020 Best Places to Work: Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by Atlanta Business Chronicle. The rankings were determined by surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace, the national research partner of American City Business Journals for Best Places to Work. As the research partner, Quantum Workplace oversees all data collection and analysis involved in naming the finalists and winners of this prestigious program. Quantum Workplace is committed to ensuring Best Places to Work is the most trusted and respected employer-of-choice program in the country.