Wheeling, Ill., March 7, 2007 – Training magazine’s annual Top 125 awards banquet was held Feb. 25 in Orlando, Fla., to honor the Top 125 companies that invest in quality programs for developing human capital. BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, a leading provider of document processing and postal solutions, was awarded the 45th ranking.
This distinction places BÖWE BELL + HOWELL in the elite company of such recurring Fortune 500 winners as Verizon, Capital One, General Mills and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. This award marks the fifth year BÖWE BELL + HOWELL has placed in the Top 125, most recently in the 71st position in 2006 and the 80th position in 2005.
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL attributes their success to a unique hands-on approach to equipment training. “We thrive on our reputation as a leading service provider in our industry,” said John Tarascio, executive vice president, BBH Services. “We’re a very customer-centric organization. We’ve aligned our business and training needs directly with customer requirements, resulting in a transition toward tracking specific skills required by customer support engineers. We train our service professionals to be experts in maximizing operational efficiency and productivity for our customers’ business.”
“Technical training is at the core of what BBH Corporate University is and has been,” added Jeff Gruber, vice president of human resources. “We have evolved that core competency to bring the value of the university’s resources and capabilities to all of our associates. This is what has allowed us to continuously move up the list in the Top 125. Breaking the top 50 is a testament to our company’s commitment to our customers and our dedication to associate development.”
BBH Corporate University – based in the company’s Durham, N.C., facility and housing nine classrooms and a software lab – will implement a new online learning management system in 2007 to tie skill-based tracking to all courses and create individual development plans for associates. The company’s extensive commitment to employee education includes more than 200 courses available to all associates with curricula focused on technical, product, business, quality, leadership skills development and career development.
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