ATLANTA – November 2015 – U.S. Security Associates announced today that once again, Training magazine has ranked the company among "the global elite" in employer-sponsored training and development programs. On November 18, Training named U.S. Security Associates as a winner in the 2016 Training Top 125 competition. This is the 10th consecutive year the security company has earned a spot on the Training Top 125.
“The 2016 Training Top 125 winners have found the recipe for success,” noted Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “They utilize innovative methods to deliver training and engage learners; they link training to the achievement of corporate strategic goals; and, most important, they measure the results. We salute these organizations—including 28 newcomers to the list—for their dedication, passion, and commitment to training. Clearly, they understand that Training Matters.”
Training Top 125 winners are selected based on benchmarking statistics ranging from total training budget and percent of payroll to detailed formal programs, number of training hours per program, and annual training hours per employee. Training goals, evaluation, and measurement are all key factors. Ranking on the list is determined according to quantitative and qualitative factors. Considerations include financial investment in employee development, the scope of training programs, and how closely training and development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.
U.S. Security Associates Training Manager Robert Lowrey leads the development of new training resources for the security company. Under his direction, USA Security Academy has rolled out nearly 50 new courses in 2014 and 2015. “We are continuously expanding our training offerings to keep pace with security industry developments, regulatory requirements, and client-specific security officer training needs," Lowrey comments. “The Training Top 125 competition pushes us to carefully examine our training practices from every angle. 10 years in a row on the Training Top 125 is powerful validation that our approach is on target.”
Individual rankings for the Top 125 leading training organizations will be unveiled with an official countdown to No. 1 at a black-tie awards gala on February 1, 2016 in Orlando, FL. The event takes place on the first night of the Training 2016 Conference & Expo to be held at the Disney World Coronado Springs Resort.
In-depth profiles of the five top-ranked companies, along with achievements and best practices of all 125 winners, will be featured in the January/February 2016 issue of Training magazine and online at www.trainingmag.com.
Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 50-plus years. Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager